Wood Cutting Safety

Boom Stick Posted By Boom Stick, Nov 29, 2012 at 7:26 PM

  1. Sean McGillicuddy

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    I'm using these!
    Do these make my ass look big???
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    You got to have one of these babies!!
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    Am I violating some code by mixing manufacturer???
    Gloves along with Steele toe boots!
    Note: Wife is a Director of safety for a local hospital,She said if you end up in the Emergency room, I'll kill you if you don"t!!
     
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  2. Gasifier

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    I am glad to see how many of you wear the PPE. For those that don't, or that don't for quickie jobs, remember it only takes a second to change you life for the worse. Much worse. I also very much agree with Techone about knowing when you are getting tired. Take a break, have some soda or coffee(sugar and caffiene), or quit altogether. The chance of an accident goes up with fatigue, as I am sure a lot of you know already. Stay safe guys and gals. Stay safe.
     
  3. Sean McGillicuddy

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    I usually have some of these[​IMG]along with [​IMG]
     
  4. thewoodlands

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    Yes, I might grab the next size up if I get another, the seem to run small.

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  5. Bocefus78

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    Keep a first aid kit nearby. On the quad, in the truck, whatever. As far as the forestry helmet goes, if I'm felling anything, I'll wear it, but if the tree is on the ground, so is my helmet. I hate the thing. Then I go for the ear muffs with FM radio built in. For the windy days, a pair of atv goggles does wonders to keep debris out of the eyes.
     
  6. thewoodlands

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    I don't think the pair I have are, not sure if you can waterproof them or not.

    My first pair I bought had the higher heel (my fault) which made my knees hurt like a bastard, had to stop wearing them because they were so bad.

    I bought boots with the smaller heel (1 inch) my knees are fine, so watch which one you get.
     
  7. DaveGunter

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    So what happens when you do have an incident with the chaps (Stihl, not sure which ones as they were given to me by FIL). I just barely touched my saw (ms180) as it was decelerating to my chaps while backing away from a 50ft blue spruce that was on it's way down this past weekend. I didn't look too close but I don't think is cut all the fibers, no damage to me. I put a piece of tape across the slice just to keep the fibers from coming out. Should the chaps be retired, is there a way to fix just that spot?
     
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  9. WhitePine

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    Safety equipment general rule--follow the manufacturer's directions. Absent any directions, if it has been damaged or absorbed a serious blow, replace it
     
  10. Gasifier

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    I have one small snag where I hit my chaps. A few fibers are outside a little. But I do not think you need to worry about fixing or replacing. I would bet you will never hit that spot again after learning your lesson. Luckily you had them on.
     
  11. MasterMech

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    Officially, yes and no way to fix it.
     
  12. jackatc1

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    Just like car/truck seat belt's, you really don't need PPE.
    UNLESS YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT!
     
  13. infinitymike

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    I hear ya. Years ago I made the mistake of buying boots with heels and it killed my back. I don't know how women do it.
    Besides I ain't no high heel wearing chick.
     
  14. Boom Stick

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    Never even tried on a pair of those higher heeled looking boots..Looks very uncomfortable.....
     
  15. infinitymike

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    Yeah I don't know what I was thinking. It was about 15 years ago.
    I think it was when I was trying to find my identity.:p
     
  16. Thistle

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    My logging boots/work boots (I use them for both jobs) have a 1 1/2" heel,same with dress cowboy boots.Much better on my back,I stand up straighter & after a long day can really tell the difference.I own a 15 yr old pair of Nike hi tops & my earth sandals but cant wear them for more than 2-3 hours at a time because of no support.
     
  17. Flatbedford

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    Chaps, helmet system, steel toed boots, and kevlar cut resistant gloves. I will admit that I have been known to run a saw without all these things in place for quick cuts or to test run a saw from time to time, but when I am doing anything more than that the PPE is in use. I bought my first PPE in 1996.
     
  18. BrianK

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    Stihl chaps, Husky helmet with ear muffs and mesh face shield over my prescription glasses, cheap work gloves, Red Wing work boots but not steel toes. I'm thinking about getting a pair of Tingley steel toe overshoes because I just can't find steel toe boots I can tolerate on my wide feet. I'm self employed and can't afford time off for an injury and no one is going to pay me disability if I hurt myself.
     
  19. BrianK

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    Hope not, I'm using the same exact combo.
     

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