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  • #16
    For the record, it is what works for you. You need to be safe though.....are you using anything mechanical like a lathe or buggo torch? Tuck it in or get it caught in something.....I do a lot of mining equipment.....on a creeper.....on the floor, up side down gauging/washing of welds and welding drill. Sucks rolling over your shirt tail with the creeper......I'm also they guy that isn't afraid to buy $200 steel tow boots to protect my feet. I always use earplugs whether to filter out noise, bs or keep sparks out of my ears. What is your priority? I plan on being a welder for a long time. If you take the OSHA ten hour course they describe a lot of safety hazards that people disobey because of the "macho" effect.....I know who I am , I try to do things the proper way, tucking a shirt in gives a professional look IMHO. I won't personally think any less of anyone that doesn't tuck it in but ripped/torn clothing, broken/ untied shoe laces, no safety glasses/shields get the attention of certain people. I've learned from mistakes. A tucked in shirt may not be a hazard all the time.....I got used to tucking it in. Do what works for you. I try to keep myself, my bosses and the safety guys happy. Not just one way to do it.....just be safe, have fun and enjoy the most awesome job out there. Dave

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    • #17
      shirt out. When I weld on something above or in a tight spot I either have a small squirt bottle handy or I spray down the exposed side to help with the sparks and small weld punks. I understand why the safety people want the shirt tucked in. A 1hp or above belt drive equipment will catch and pull you right in. Any gear reduction drive equipment will do it better. So it kinda depends where you are working. (funny non serious part)"maybe the safety people can provide a spotter around the dangerous equipment and prevent people with their shirt out from getting hurt. Of course they would have to wear clip on ties,short sleeve shirts, steel toe boots, fire extinguisher, breathing mask, safety glasses, MSDS, and bull horn to boot."

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      • #18
        Originally posted by chris_kolar View Post
        shirt out. When I weld on something above or in a tight spot I either have a small squirt bottle handy or I spray down the exposed side to help with the sparks and small weld punks. I understand why the safety people want the shirt tucked in. A 1hp or above belt drive equipment will catch and pull you right in. Any gear reduction drive equipment will do it better. So it kinda depends where you are working. (funny non serious part)"maybe the safety people can provide a spotter around the dangerous equipment and prevent people with their shirt out from getting hurt. Of course they would have to wear clip on ties,short sleeve shirts, steel toe boots, fire extinguisher, breathing mask, safety glasses, MSDS, and bull horn to boot."
        Usually on dangerous equipment you lock it out. You guys must have a lock out procedure right?

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        • #19
          tucked in

          I work for K.S.I. as well but for Chevron. This has become the standard for the latest and greatest. Evidently some nuclear physicist wrung himself out like a barber pole......
          So enjoy

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          • #20
            tucked in welding shirts or not?

            All as well work for KSI belridge Aera We still have our shirts out ! Because we stand together as welders and fight this !
            The welders to the south of us Need to sack up! Instead of Caving in !!!

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            • #21
              Sure.....lock out my lsathe, grinder, wire wheel etc when I'm using them ;P
              Originally posted by Daniel View Post
              Usually on dangerous equipment you lock it out. You guys must have a lock out procedure right?

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              • #22
                That's real tough talk.

                Originally posted by Paul S:309057
                All as well work for KSI belridge Aera We still have our shirts out ! Because we stand together as welders and fight this !
                The welders to the south of us Need to sack up! Instead of Caving in !!!
                maybe you can help teach your hand his craft and you wont have to tuck it!

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Daniel View Post
                  Usually on dangerous equipment you lock it out. You guys must have a lock out procedure right?
                  yes, or shut down. When in the area of these type machines any loose clothing is a problem. On 24/7 process equipment sometimes you have to walk thru and in between to work while it is still running.

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                  • #24
                    Reminds me of the cotton mill days. had to turn sideways to squeeze through the machines all shift long. if you messed up, you got knocked in the floor.

                    late 90's a lady got her scalp ripped off her head. so many got pulled into the machines.

                    one hot lady, I do mean HOT, got her shirt caught in a take up roller. it was slowly ripping it off and she was in the middle and couldn't reach the stop.

                    I just happened by and shut off the loom. the guys about whipped my azz for that.

                    I wish the whole freaking country could stand together to make a statement like you guys are doing.

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