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Proper attire for electricians? #40288
07/17/04 05:36 PM
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Edward  Offline OP
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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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Edward
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Re: Proper attire for electricians? #40289
07/17/04 05:51 PM
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electricman2  Offline
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Not me, too hard on the old bare knees when I have to crawl around on them. [Linked Image]


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Re: Proper attire for electricians? #40290
07/17/04 05:53 PM
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DougW  Offline
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Seen drywallers and a few nail banger who wera 'em.

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

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07/17/04 05:56 PM
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ga.sparky56  Offline
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I've never worn shorts on a job.

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

Russell

Re: Proper attire for electricians? #40292
07/17/04 07:16 PM
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It takes a real man to wear these. [Linked Image] [Linked Image] [Linked Image]


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Re: Proper attire for electricians? #40293
07/17/04 07:26 PM
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Jeff N  Offline
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In the summer every day. I keep a pair of long pants in the truck for crawl jobs.

Re: Proper attire for electricians? #40294
07/17/04 09:54 PM
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sparkystudent  Offline
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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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07/17/04 10:06 PM
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CRM  Offline
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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).]

Re: Proper attire for electricians? #40296
07/17/04 10:19 PM
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DetroiterRob  Offline
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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

Rob

Re: Proper attire for electricians? #40297
07/17/04 11:20 PM
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Edward  Offline OP
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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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Edward
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