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#104175 - 01/02/03 07:50 AM Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
Joe Tedesco  Offline
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#104176 - 01/02/03 12:17 PM Re: Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
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New York City
Well he is wearing his helmet....

Aside from a hard-hat (mandatory at most construction sites I've seen), what is the proper personal protection gear that should be used when working with (assume de-energized) wiring?

I would think the following:

Safety goggles (so you don't have little chips of wire or other stuff flying into your eyes). I wear that may be a bit cumbersome.

Gloves (so you don't get wood or worse, metal splinters - those aren't pretty, I learned the hard way [Linked Image]. Now I wear work gloves)

What else?

A heavy apron, perhaps, maybe so you don't get crap caught in your clothing (down your shirt, etc.)?

I'm curious....

P.S.: PPE stands for Personal Protection Equipment, right?

Also, soldier-boy here looks like he's cutting that cable with a LEATHERMAN multi-tool! [Linked Image] What if it's live??? All good side-cutters I've seen have plastic-insulated handles.

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#104177 - 01/02/03 03:39 PM Re: Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
stamcon  Offline
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So San Francisco CA
The rifle strapped to your back would probably keep complaints to a minimum.

#104178 - 01/02/03 08:10 PM Re: Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
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West-Southern Inner-Northeast ...
Isn't he wearing the "original" hard hat?

#104179 - 01/04/03 10:10 PM Re: Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
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He is waiting to do battle with the inspector!


#104180 - 01/07/03 01:25 AM Re: Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
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SI,New Zealand
You forgot to add Safety boots, and who has heavier boots than the Army.
Talking about PPE, when we normally do a job over here, we have more cover-up gear than the local Bomb-Squad,especially when jointing live 11kV cables. [Linked Image]

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#104181 - 01/07/03 01:46 AM Re: Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
Bjarney  Offline
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The soldier better get that water heater powered up or there's going to be hell to pay, and plenty of volunteers to toss him into an icy shower.

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#104182 - 01/07/03 08:44 PM Re: Hey Soldier Look Ahead!  
John Steinke  Offline
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Reno,Nv., USA
I still have my first pair of linesman's pliers- they're Kleins- and they never had plastic on the handles! Besides, even the new ones say "not for protection against electrical shock." Maybe I should replace these junk tools- what is a quality brand you reccomend?
Even screwdrivers say "wear safety glasses." Are we being a little silly here?
Incidentally, for those who want to find affordable Nomex clothing (for flash protection), there is a variety of mil-spec shirts, jackets, etc., out there that were originally designed for wear by flight crews, tank crews, etc. Check places that sell to the military or law-enforcement communities.

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