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#40288 - 07/17/04 03:36 PM Proper attire for electricians?
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Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: California
How many of you wear shorts on your jobs?
(Denim shorts, cartpenters shorts...)

Does OSHA allow shorts in any construction trade?

Edward
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#40289 - 07/17/04 03:51 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
electricman2 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/03
Posts: 234
Loc: Thomasville, NC USA
Not me, too hard on the old bare knees when I have to crawl around on them.
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#40290 - 07/17/04 03:53 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
DougW Offline
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Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Seen drywallers and a few nail banger who wera 'em.

They're butch, I'm a weenie. Been caught on too many nails and rough lumber to not wear something vaguely jeans or cotton duck like.

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#40291 - 07/17/04 03:56 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
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Registered: 11/24/02
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Loc: young harris georgia usa
I've never worn shorts on a job.

Crawling in an attic or muddy crawlspace ain't conducive to shorts.

Russell

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#40292 - 07/17/04 05:16 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
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Registered: 04/23/04
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Loc: Indianapolis
It takes a real man to wear these.


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#40293 - 07/17/04 05:26 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
Jeff N Offline
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Registered: 06/22/03
Posts: 13
Loc: Nantucket Ma.
In the summer every day. I keep a pair of long pants in the truck for crawl jobs.

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#40294 - 07/17/04 07:54 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
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Registered: 04/06/04
Posts: 43
Loc: Staples, MN. USA
all the time in the summer, i overheat and get lightheaded pretty easy. i keep a pair of long pants or coveralls in the truck for attic or crawlspace work or the ever present attack of skeeters that are occasionally not affected by repellent.

What about winter: who wears "carharts or insul bibs" or what about shutdown temp" or a min temp to pull wire or rope?

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#40295 - 07/17/04 08:06 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
CRM Offline
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Registered: 02/29/04
Posts: 73
Loc: Alberta Canada
No, I never wear shorts at work, most contractors wouldn't allow it anyway.

[This message has been edited by CRM (edited 07-17-2004).]

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#40296 - 07/17/04 08:19 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
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Registered: 05/16/04
Posts: 34
Loc: Dearborn, MI, USA
almost never wear shorts to work, unless im doing some odd carpentry job, or digging...and lots of it. and i keep a pair of coveralls in the truck for those great attics and crawlspaces too...or the wonderful times when someone calls with an emergency and im out in halfway decent clothes and dont wanna stop off and change

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#40297 - 07/17/04 09:20 PM Re: Proper attire for electricians?
Edward Offline
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Registered: 12/14/02
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To me it does not look very professional when one is the service business. If one is in the new construction business and doesn't see the client all the time i guess that would be O.K.

But what does OSHA say about this?

Edward
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