I want to do my own masonry.
When laying bricks, wear robust work gloves with good grip that protect your hands against sharp edges. Your gloves should also be water-resistant when mixing mortar. Working in cold weather? Consider lined gloves.
Wear a face mask while mixing mortar and cutting bricks. Also put on safety glasses and wear earmuffs. Building high walls? Be sure to wear a hardhat.
Always read and follow the instructions on the packages.