besides some basic safety items like glasses and a mask Any suggestions?
Hammer drills can be pretty loud, in addition to goggles and dust mask, use some hearing protection. You don't need expensive ear muffs, inexpensive throwaway foam earplugs work fine for short-term use. -- ~Help Find a Cure for Cancer~ ~Proud Member of Team Discovery ~
Good call, jack b . I'd read about the noise level of hammer drills. Will get some disposable earplugs.
Never underestimate the noise of a hammer drill.
One time I was using it in my backyard while there was a baseball game going on in the park behind my house.
I hit something hollow with my hammer drill while using a hole saw bit. The noise caused was extremely loud and echoed in the air. The baseball game spectators stopped cheering/clapping for a couple of seconds. Good thing I wasn't actually visible from the park. God.