Properly protecting yourself from serious personal injuries This article is designed to inform every individual of tools about the need for using safety products for any project. As a construction expert witness, I am frequently asked about the importance of using safety equipment. I have many years of personal experiences with the proper observance of safety procedures and appropriate safety equipment requirements. In my professional life being a general building contractor, I have practiced regularly scheduled safety meetings, provided safety equipment to my employees, and taught my workmen on the correct ways to protect themselves throughout the job.