TOM: Safety is job one when it comes to home improvement. So gear up with the right protection to keep eyes and ears safe. Hi, I’m Tom Kraeutler.
LESLIE: And I’m Leslie Segrete with today’s Money Pit Home Improvement Minute.
TOM: When you’re working with power tools, outdoor gear or any kind of home improvement material, vision and hearing protection should be top priorities.
LESLIE: Eye injuries send more than a million people to the ER each year, and 90 percent suffered at home are preventable. Avoid getting hurt by wearing safety glasses with side shields. You can also find stylish safety sunglasses for your outdoor chores.
TOM: Hearing protection is also a must as power tool noise can reach 85 decibels or higher. Shop for ear plugs, noise-reducing ear muffs or hearing protection that allows you to listen to the radio or MP3 tunes while you work.
LESLIE: Adding vision and hearing protection to your project routine will keep you safe and ready for all the work ahead. I’m Leslie Segrete.
TOM: And I’m Tom Kraeutler. For more Money Pit Home Improvement tips, visit moneypit.com.