Construction PPE Checklist: Everything You Need on the Job

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital to the health and safety of everyone on your team. There are so many pieces of equipment that are important to PPE that it can be challenging to keep track of everything you need. That is why we have put together this helpful construction PPE checklist to make your life easier.

Hard Hats

Hard hats are an absolute must-have on every construction site. They protect workers from head injuries, which are a risk when working on a construction site. Your hard hats need to be inspected regularly for cracks, dents, and deterioration. If you spot any, the hat needs to be thrown out. It is recommended that you always keep extra hats in stock so that you can replace them with ease.

Ear Protection

Construction sites are well known for being noisy, with heavy machinery, power tools, and shouting,.  Prolonged exposure to loud noise can result in hearing damage and loss. That is why hearing protection is included in this PPE checklist. Ear plugs are a common choice, but you can also use earmuffs for something a little easier to take off and on as needed.

Heat Stress Relief Products

Heat stress can be dangerous for your construction team, so having everything on hand to keep your team cool and safe is vitally important. Some of the tools you can keep on hand to help cool down your team include:

Respiratory Protection

Your workers might be exposed to dust, gases, fumes, and vapors when on the job site, which are not good for their lungs. Workers should wear masks or respirators to help protect their lungs from any hazards. The N95 mask is an excellent choice for this PPE checklist.

Goggle or Safety Glasses

There is no shortage of potential hazards to your eyes on a construction site. Dust, debris, and chemical splashes can get in the eyes and potentially cause problems, so keeping your eyes protected is essential. That is why safety goggles and safety glasses are a PPE must and are on this checklist.

High Visibility Clothing

You want to ensure that drivers who pass your construction site can see your crew working. Investing in some high-visibility safety vests will make your team stand out and provide vital protection while working in traffic.

Work Gloves

Hands are a vital part of your workers’ tools, so protect them from the many on-the-job risks. You can easily get splinters and abrasions on the construction site, so having durable work gloves to prevent abrasions or insulated gloves when doing electrical work is essential.

CNBA Vendors Who Offer Construction PPE

The CNBA works with vendors who can help our members get the best products for their construction projects. For safety and PPE equipment, we have three vendors who offer top-of-the-line equipment: Broner Safety, Safety Products Inc., and White Cap. The CNBA’s partners work with our members to bring them the best programs, products, and pricing for their construction businesses. Learn more about our partners and membership benefits here.