Do-it-yourself home renovations have become very popular these days. We've taken on a few ourselves, from small to large. But there can be health risks associated with working on your home yourself. Home DIY can be fulfilling, but we should all take proper precautions to protect the health of ourselves and others. DIY Safe is a site with a wealth of just such advice...
DIY Safe is based in Australia, but home DIY safety crosses international boundaries. To highlight just a few of DIY Safe's safety precautions:
- Remove soft furnishings, rugs and curtains from the work area or seal them in plastic if they can't be moved.
- Don't eat, drink or smoke in the work area as you may inhale or eat the dust. Wash your hands and face with soap and water before meal breaks and when finished work for the day.
- Avoid dry sweeping which stirs up dust. Dampen dust with a 'mist' of water from a spray pump pack.