Construction professionals work on some of the most demanding and dangerous job sites in the world. Because of this, they go to work armed from head to toe in personal protective equipment and apparel that’s safer and more rugged than any set of street clothes. So why are so many of us still rocking our standard wedding rings to work? We think silicone rings are the better, safer and less risky alternative. Here’s why.\nReasons Why Construction Workers Should Wear Silicone Rings\nSilicone Rings Are Safer — As a construction worker, your job is one of the most dangerous there is, which is why you need to do everything you can to prevent injuries and accidents on the job. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies metal jewelry as a workplace hazard for a few reasons. Rings especially can get caught on things and cause lacerations, strains and even broken bones. On top of that, metal jewelry is considered a contact hazard when dealing with electricity, while silicone is non-conductive and won’t transfer heat or cold. \nSilicone Rings Are More Rugged — Sure, silicone is softer and more flexible than hard, long-lasting gold or silver. But this flexibility actually creates a more practical material in demanding environments like a construction site. For example, when you’re wearing a silicone ring and it gets stuck on something or yanked, it will break away so that it doesn’t injure your finger. On top of that, silicone rings are scratch-resistant, so you don’t have to worry about babying them when you’re working with heavy machinery.\nSilicone Rings Are More Comfortable — The last thing you want when operating heavy, potentially dangerous machinery or tools is to be sidetracked by an uncomfortable ring. Traditional wedding bands are hard and unforgiving, and when you constantly work with your hands, they can even cause calluses and irritation. Silicone is flexible and extremely comfortable. It’s also hypoallergenic and safe for sensitive skin.\nSilicone Rings Are More Affordable — You can get a good-looking silicone ring for under $20, which means that it isn’t a huge deal if something happens to it. And, let’s be honest, you shouldn’t bring anything that you’d be OK ruining to a construction site. Many people wear silicone rings to work in construction because it’s a lot less risky. If it should break (pretty unlikely, by the way), get stolen, fall off or get scuffed up, it’s not a huge deal.\nSilicone Rings Are More Versatile — Since they’re scratch-resistant, non-conductive and won’t transfer heat or cold, silicone rings are safe enough to wear when using various tools and heavy machines. They are a preferred choice among all kinds of professionals who work with their hands — welders, mechanics, electricians, utility workers, factory workers and construction pros.\n\n\n\n\n\nSilicone Rings Protect Our Investments — Many of us don’t like to admit it, but the truth is that our “real” jewelry, such as a precious metal wedding band, is sentimental to us. In an ideal world, we would either be buried in our most sentimental pieces or pass them along to our children so they might cherish them throughout their lives. Wearing a gold or silver ring in all kinds of potentially damaging situations, from the job site to the beach, can put it at risk of getting damaged or lost forever. It’s a better idea to keep your cherished pieces in the safe and sport silicone rings most of the time. \nSilicone Rings Are Good-Looking — If you think that a silicone ring is just simple and boring, you haven’t seen the latest and greatest from QALO. These attractive rings come in styles ranging from classic and simple to trendy and elaborate. Just like your regular rings, silicone rings can be engraved or customized for a personal touch.\n\nFeel Safe on the Job with Silicone Rings\nThousands of construction pros around the world rock QALO silicone rings on the job, and we’re proud to be their go-to supplier. With a vast selection of options, sizes, colors and styles, we're sure you'll find a silicone ring that you’ll want to wear outside work, too.