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#149633 - 01/02/04 07:18 PM Safety????
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How do you quantify Safety?.
Does it mean no accidents, over a given period, or should it really mean, everyone understanding what Occupational Safety is.
Only in a perfect world, can you ever have a worksite where there are never any accidents.
As long as there are Industrial Processes, there will always be accidents.
But, what contributes to these accidents?.
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#149634 - 01/02/04 07:27 PM Re: Safety????
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I can't speak for industrial type settings,but the construction accidents I've seen are mostly due to carelesness/lack of common sense.

Russell

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#149635 - 01/02/04 07:53 PM Re: Safety????
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Hey Russell,
What sort of percentage Plumber/Electrician are you?.
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#149636 - 01/02/04 07:58 PM Re: Safety????
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Probably 80% electrical Trumpy,My partner holds a license in both,and I've worked for several companies who did both. So I'm reasonably comfortable with residential plumbing.

Russell

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#149637 - 01/02/04 08:16 PM Re: Safety????
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So Russ, you have 2 sets of Codes to comply with.
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#149638 - 01/02/04 08:29 PM Re: Safety????
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Yep. But as I said,all I do is residential plumbing,and around these parts,it's strictly potable water and dwv,no boilers,hot water heating and such.

Now, keep in mind that there's no inspect or permits locally,but I sometimes work in inspected areas and generally don't have much of a problem passing inspection.

I try to do it as by-the-book as possible,inspection or not.

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#149639 - 01/03/04 04:05 AM Re: Safety????
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It's a strange thing, Russell,
As a Line Mechanic, I am judged by how my work looks to the General public, with respect to wires leading from the Primary fuses to the Service Main leading to a house.
It's all O/Head and there are always people that are willing to say that you didn't do this, that, or the next thing properly, and it could have been done better.
Arm-chair critics, eh?.
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#149640 - 01/03/04 04:32 AM Re: Safety????
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Those who can,do. Those who can't,complain about those who can.

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#149641 - 01/03/04 04:35 AM Re: Safety????
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I'm hearin' ya there Russ!.
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#149642 - 01/03/04 07:15 AM Re: Safety????
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Safety is an attitude, that leads to actions. Safety is also concern about the health and well being of others.

PS-Trumpy its easy to be crtical when you're standing on the ground.

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