Every commercial endeavor that falls under the control of OSHA has similar
safety requirements to protect people's hands and other parts of the body.
It amazes me that the guys who fall outside the realm of OSHA often don't
take any safety precautions at all. I think they're crazy. Because of OSHA
the company I work for has various workgroups of 50 to 200 people who have
worked for years with no recordable OSHA injuries. Not permitting finger
rings is part of the protection scheme.
put your ring on a toe while your in the shop, your wearing, its hard to
lose, and unless your wearing sandals by the time its a problem your foot is
in article ValMb.72526$Fg.20772@lakeread01, CP at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on
1/11/04 3:46 PM:
guess he should have work a better fitting ring(I still cant see how it
would catch, unless he tried really hard and jammed the thin edge of the
ring in the teeth that you use to tighten which i have skinned a knuckle
nicely on trying to slow down)
in article kGdMb.1128$ email@example.com, Angelo Castellano
posting at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 1/11/04 7:07 AM:
On Sun, 11 Jan 2004 14:50:09 GMT, email@example.com (Doug Miller)
I heard about wearing rings and hazards. Some shops just don't allow
them. I'm 49 and had my hearing tested. I was surprised to hear my
hearing is as good as a 20-year-old. I do wear earmuffs in the shop
(some of the time) and when mowing the lawn. It would be nice if my
eyes were as good as my ears. I use a jeweler's loupe to remove
"As good as a 20-year-old" really doesn't mean anything. When I was 20
I already had tinnitus.
What gets me are those kids cruising with 300+ amps pushing out bass
in the confines of a shut up car. You know the ones -- the ones you
can hear over your running table saw when they drive by. Can you
imagine their hearing when they start griping about their kids' bad
I don't get upset out of consideration for the little turds who drive those
things. But my youngest did tell me some time ago that a lot of them drive with
ear plugs in.
Makes sense to them, I guess. I've got a small subwoofer on this computer that
I hardly ever use. It is louder downstairs, thgouh the floor, than it is here,
3' away. Not an essential ingredient. I'd probably never use it if I hadn't
paid extra for it for some reason I no longer recall.
If God had wanted me to touch my toes he would have put them higher on my body.
I've had tinnitus so long I don't remember not having it.
Probably my late teens or early twenties. It's just gotten
much worse lately.
Does the sound of your own voice make your ears ring?
Sometimes mine does.
Bought a set of Leight muffs last week. 31 dB noise
reduction. Though I have a box of plugs here I find it
inconvenient when I may run a machine once or twice an hour.
Plugs in, plugs out, plugs in ..... irritates the hell out
of my ears.
Plus the muff keeps my ears nice and warm when it gets below
Hearing is not only lost to loud noise exposure, but to illness.
That's were a part of mine went.
Sitting in front of some Marshall stacks at concerts in younger days
As for the power tools, yikes! The planer, router, vac, TS, jointer,
well the list can go on......
Today, it's hearing protect or no tool use. No concerts anymore since
the people I'd go to see are either dead or no longer perform. Not to
mention I'm not interested in music that loud. And illness, well,
that's strictly chance.
On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 21:05:56 -0500, "Angelo Castellano
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