ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Shout Box
Recent Posts
VDE 0100 to introduce AFCIs
by sparky. 01/20/18 05:09 PM
MRI LED lights dimmer control replacement - wow!
by Potseal. 01/19/18 08:52 PM
Video: Inventor of the GFCI self-testing shocks
by Bill Addiss. 01/17/18 11:11 PM
FPE in Germany
by HotLine1. 01/17/18 07:07 PM
Fujifilm Recalls Power Adapter Wall Plugs
by Admin. 01/16/18 07:04 PM
New in the Gallery:
Housebilding DIY wiring
SE cable question
Who's Online Now
1 registered members (sparky), 7 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Basic safety gear? #184150
02/03/09 07:21 AM
02/03/09 07:21 AM
Trumpy  Offline
OP
Member
Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Are you guys getting it, or are you providing your own?

A loaded question I suppose, employers are supposed to provide this gear, what happens if the gear is not there from your employer, do you walk out, do you demand it be provided?

I'm talking the likes of safety glasses, ear protection and dust masks (where other trades are cutting concrete and the like)

Everyone has the right to a safe working environment, no-one should have to go home at night coughing dust and what have you out of their lungs or with their ears ringing from noise on a job site.

Anyone have some experience with this?

Arc Flash PPE Clothing, LOTO & Insulated Tools
Re: Basic safety gear? [Re: Trumpy] #184188
02/03/09 11:11 PM
02/03/09 11:11 PM
L
leland  Offline
Member
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 853
Lowell area, Ma. USA
I have my own gear. much better than provided.
Special environments the customer provides it.

However: Company uniforms, I was Bucked (challenged) on cotton pants and shirts.By the employer. They cost more.

Then i went to a power distribution plant.
My Polyester shirt would not fly (short sleeved to boot).
No Access, Called the shop, Owner said "Put on a sweat shirt, you wear them any way" (not company issued).

Bad Answer. I elected to be turned away. I got paid, Travel and the rest.
Don't put me in that spot. It cost my employer more that day than it cost me.
I also don't feel bad about it. After that answer, No Negotiations with the customer.
being a power plant.None accepted.

We are lucky to still have them as a client.

My safety is my responsibility. However, If you want (require) me to wear your uniform (not the issue)Provide me with proper attire.

Quoted job: Companies loss.

Re: Basic safety gear? [Re: leland] #184196
02/03/09 11:53 PM
02/03/09 11:53 PM
waymag  Offline
Member
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 67
dallas, texas, USA
My company is more than happy to get us what we need to be safe. Dust masks, ear plugs you name it. That is one of the main reasons i went to work for them in the 1st place.


Featured:

2017 Master Electrician Exam Preparation Combos
2017 NEC Electrician
Exam Prep Combos:
Master / Journeyman

 

Member Spotlight
togol
togol
NW In. USA
Posts: 421
Joined: September 2005
Show All Member Profiles 
Top Posters(30 Days)
Admin 20
sparky 16
Potseal 15
Popular Topics(Views)
243,572 Are you busy
180,370 Re: Forum
170,846 Need opinion
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Release build 20180101)
Page Time: 0.023s Queries: 15 (0.004s) Memory: 0.9513 MB (Peak: 1.0763 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2018-01-21 04:59:43 UTC