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Old 01-22-2009, 03:38 PM
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safety in the work place?

I asked before but no one said if they shave their face so that masks/respirators fit correctly. I can not seem to shave that often so I was advised to use vasoline in the hair for a good fit?? has this been done? Hey I don't want to breath those fumes but I only have so much time.
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Old 01-22-2009, 04:08 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

I wear a cartridge respirator most any time I work. When I first started wearing a repirator had a ponytail and a beard. The mask did not seal well and the beard was not much for catching the sawdust nor the stone dust.

Now like most rational right-thinking people of a level disposition I have swung the other way. Shave the head and face. I find that I can usually go about 2 days sans shaving and still get a good fit and keep most of the dust out of the lungs.

Carl
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:00 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

The only options, if you want to keep the whiskers, are working outside with the wind at your back, or a full-head supplied air system. That's applicable for painting (epoxies, polyurethanes, etc.), sand blasting or welding.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:17 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

I like the vaseline on the face bit tho its bringing a funny image to mind
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:34 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

Thanks, I just have to try to be more "normal" and shave all the time and tuck in my shirt when I go down town, and all that.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:08 AM
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Re: safety in the work place?

Malloy,

Don't you think you re getting a bit rash - tucking in your shirt? What will all the town folks think? If you start tucking in your shirt that is just the begining of the slippery slope. Pretty soon you will be joining the Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and the Kwannis.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:17 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

I have had the same can of shaving cream for 5 years. There are days now and then when it must appear that I am playing by the rules. I never put on a respirator for anything...but I work mostly outside.
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Old 01-23-2009, 07:08 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

shave once a month and leave the shirt out, sawdust make good talcum
powder.
i do wear ear plugs when grinding,mostly because the whining grinder hurts
my ears/head.
my head hurting may be from to many beers the night before but iam still not happy with that explanation.
dropped of a few thing at the new gallery the other day in sweats and a wicked hangover.
i forgot to shower that day too.
good thing iam not selling insurance.
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Old 01-24-2009, 06:51 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

Yes, I wear ear plugs too. Because I have two angle grinders (one with wire brush wheel ) right at hand all the time and they hurt my head too. the skill saw that has a metal cutting disk in it is used lots too and it is worse. But I am getting a bit old to live by the old standard of "shameless agitator" in society when I am broke and I need the respect of those with money ie. gallery people.
I just do not have it in me to live a life of "clean-shaven-and-order-taking"
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Old 01-25-2009, 02:18 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

I joke that "hey I'm not a homeless person, I just look like one most of the time with old work clothes.
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:55 PM
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Re: safety in the work place?

I just crank the straps down so it is tight...if not my glasses fog up...Beard has not gotten in the way of anything yet, other than falling oatmeal..lol...

I usually only wear earplugs and a face shield if I am grinding inside of something..Like inside of a pipe...fun stuff...

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