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Thread: sparks in eyes

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    Default sparks in eyes

    I know a guy who is a welder and i wanted to ask a question? H said he was having problems with the sparks getting into his hood and making him go blind has anyone encounterd this and if so how did the fix it?

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    Tell him to try and close the hood before he begins welding.

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    Arrow Nowthats funny

    Quote Originally Posted by Bowhunterman View Post
    Tell him to try and close the hood before he begins welding.
    Is he welding overhead? Ive neaver had this problem can you go into some more detail

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    Talking

    I get the occasional spark down my hood. For the most part I just reposition if it keeps hapening. What position is his head relitive to the work peice?

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    oh fellas i dont know its my wifes friends husband ive never watched him weld. but he works for cat. my wife told me stuff was getting into his eyes making him go blind, and he had to quit welding. i just wondered what the liklihood of your eyes getting hurt or going blind is when your wearing a hood.

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    I work at Cat, too. Depending on which line he's on and what parts he's making, I can see how he might get an OCCASIONAL spark come up from under the hood. Tell him to go to the safety store in the plant and get a neck cover (or just tilt his head down!)
    Unless his plant is doing something different from us, he shouldn't have that much trouble.

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    If he can't hold his head out of the way, he might check into a different hood that fits closer to his head, and comes back farther than than the one he's got.

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    "Gone are the days of wooden ships, and Iron men.
    I doubt we'll see either of their likes again".

    Circa 1920.
    Author:
    Unknown US Coast Guard unit Commander.

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    Default thanks guys

    my wife is worried bout this happening to me since im getting into the welding field. personally i have a jackson hood and lens with a built in hard hat and it seem it would be difficult for anything to get into the hood. and to keep my neck from getting burnt i figured id just get a nomex flash hood like firefighters wear.

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    Ask him if he's ever heard of these things called safety glasses!
    Jeeze, this is about the dumbest thing I've seen in a while....sounds
    like a troll.
    Dave P.

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    hey give me a break im askin a serious question because i wanted to know how to prevent this from happening to me

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