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"Don't Drop the Ball"

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by Nige, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. DMiller

    DMiller Senior Member

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    LOL!! I knew someone would chime in!!
     
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    92U 3406 Senior Member

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    We regularly see temperatures in the summer into the mid 90's believe it or not.
     
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    Lol I live where he’s talking about it was still in the 90s last week. We have fall/spring for about 4 months the rest is summer. You know it’s hot when it’s to cold for you to go to the beach unless it 90 because the norm is 100.
     
  4. old-iron-habit

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    On any of the bigger construction sites the welding helmet would be on the hardhat. One may get by without in a fab shop or in a shelter but no where else. Incidentally OSHA rules on hardhats are not that strict. They state that head protection must be worn if you are in danger of striking your head or having something fall on your head. It is not a OSHA requirement to wear one where there is no head injury danger. However every insurance company I have every dealt with required them at all times.
     
  5. td25c

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    On the contrary ..... This is a safety thread just as Nige started it . We are just tossin a few basketballs / ideas around & sharing stories where it went overboard .:)

    We use plenty of safety gear on jobs . Head , ear ,eye, respirator , fall protection .........

    Use it when it's needed ......... I aint gonna drop on the Sala harness to climb up on the truck or trailer .:confused:
    Use it for crawling up on grain bins & other high fall areas . I don't heal up as fast as I used to .:D
    http://www.capitalsafety.com/en-us/Pages/Home.aspx?WT.mc_id=www.salagroup.com
     
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    Worked on a job where ladders had to be tied off to weld steel connections. Safety wouldn’t let them climb the ladder to tie it off ,told them they had to use a high reach to tie off
     
  8. old-iron-habit

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    OSHA requires ladders to be tied off. They are allowed to be held by a second person while being climbed and secured. OSHA makes a lot of fine money on unsecured ladders.
     
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    That’s what the contractor was doing . Safety man told them they needed a high reach
     
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    Apparently one that is not even book smart. Rather thankless job. We found it real hard to find and retain good, sensible safety personnel.
     
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    Same job made concrete contractor build bridge over two foot wide footing trench.3’ wide ,42”railings,balusters 4” spaceing
    Contractors got together and told construction management company safety guy goes or we go .he went.
     
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  12. td25c

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    Getting pretty bad when the BMX riders have to take the Safety Guy to school ..........



    Opinion is just that .... An opinion and that's all cool but it's not a law ......
     
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  13. Welder Dave

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    I can see having a welding/hardhat combo on a construction site but in a fab shop where you're mostly just welding there's not much chance of something landing on your head.
     
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  14. td25c

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    LOL ! Wheeled in to the hardware store to grab a sheet of dry wall for the Old Man's project . Problem was it was raining and a 4' X 8' sheet wont fit in the Jeep Cherokee .

    Got the big " freeze " form all the employees at first when I asked if they could cut a few pieces off the sheet so it would fit in the back of the Jeep ............. They then proceeded to lecture me on there " policy " not to cut anything to exact dimensions due to liability ............ :confused:

    Ok .......... Whatever ......................... Then td25 went in to " Old Man Mode " . :D " Hey folks, we aint tryin to send another feller up to the moon I just need a few pieces cut off this 4X 8 sheet so it will fit in my vehicle . "

    " Any other time yall seem to know it all when I'm buying a big end item and now ya caint cut a sheet of drywall for old td25 "?

    Had to shame them into doing there job and it worked ;) They cut it and did a fine job after the pep talk .:D

    They just needed a little confidence .

    Don't hurt a damn thing to spread a little confidence around to coworkers .
     
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