To prevent puncture wounds, be sure to practice safety when using blunt or sharp objects.
Pay close attention to what you are
If you become distracted, set the object aside until you can
pay attention to what you are doing.
Know how to use the object
Have good lighting so you can see what you are
Wear gloves whenever possible to protect your
Wear other safety gear, such as glasses or boots, as
Hold a sharp object away from your body while using
Carry the object with the dangerous end away from
Shut the power off and use safety locks on your power tools
when you are not using them.
Be very careful when using
high-pressure equipment, such as staple guns or paint sprayers. Make sure your
work area is clear of people and hazards that could interfere with the safe
operation of the equipment.
Store dangerous objects in secure
places away from children.
Teach children about safety, and be a
good role model.
Do not use alcohol or drugs when you are handling
Be sure to have a tetanus shot every 10 years. For more
information, see the topic