If you're a drilling contractor, you spend hours each day drilling commercial and residential wells for clients. These jobs are not only demanding, they can be dangerous if you're not careful. Make sure each job goes as planned by keeping in mind these drilling safety tips. Wear Appropriate Hard Hats Your best friend when it comes to preventing severe head injuries is an appropriate hard hat. They'll shield your head from severe blows, which might occur if pipes are not properly anchored or if machines malfunction unexpectedly.