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Work Gloves Heavy Duty
Work Gloves Heavy Duty
Heavy Duty Work Gloves
 
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These work gloves have a split cowhide palms and finger lining, blue, red and black striped backs, and rubberized cuffs for all heavy duty needs. These gloves are perfect for working around the house and yard and they are also an important item to include in your emergency preparedness. Recovery from disasters can be a long and tiring experience so it’s vital that you have the equipment to keep yourself safe and healthy. Work gloves help protect your hands during the sometimes lengthy clean up process.

Natural disasters in particular can cause a lot of debris – fallen branches, rubbish, broken material from houses, cars or sheds to name a few. Much of this rubbish can recycled so contact your council for assistance on cleaning up and then plan your clean up to correspond with their rubbish collection timetable. Note - rubbish from food, sewage and dead animals must be removed as soon as possible to prevent disease.

The main health risks from cleaning up after emergencies include:

  • Injury from falls, skin lacerations and exposure to fallen electricity wires
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning from using petrol powered generators and pumps in confined spaces
  • Skin infections which can develop into blood infections
  • Insect or snake bites
  • Sunburn
  • Illness from eating or drinking contaminated foods or liquids

Preparing to Clean Up

Before starting the process of cleaning up around your home or community, make sure that the initial emergency is over and it is safe to go outside. Once ready to start cleaning, make sure everyone has the right protective clothing including thick work gloves, closed toe shoes or boots, loose long sleeves shirts and loose long pants.

During clean up, keep safe practices in mind. Identify and plan to minimize all potential hazards.

When flooding has occurred assume that water has been contaminated. Avoid wading through flood waters and boil your water before drinking to prevent disease.

General Safety Measures:

  • Avoid lifting any material that weighs more than 50 pounds per person, instead use teams of two or more people to move bulky objects.
  • If electrical circuits and equipment have gotten wet, are in or near water, turn off the power at the main fuse at the service panel. Do not wade through water to access the main power switch, instead call an electrician to turn it off.
  • Leave the area immediately if you hear unusual noises such as shifting noise that may signal that the structure will fall.
  • If you smell gas, notify emergency authorities immediately. Do not turn on the lights, smoke, or do anything that could cause a spark. Leave the areas and do not return to the house until you are given the all clear by authorities.

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