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  1. #11

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    Maybe they just can't stand welders that don't have the "clean" look!
    You know, welders that look like a bunch of "hobos".

    What do they say when you wear you welding jacket? Do they want you to tuck that into you pants too?.

    Sounds like you've got the fashion police working at your place now.

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    Default tucked in welding shirts or not?

    Thank you welders for your input , Much appreciated !

  3. #13

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    I don't tuck my shirt in. But a cup brush on a 4 1/2" grinder sure will make you think about it for a minute or two. At least until you can breath again.

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    At my company they supply fireproof coveralls, and couldn't care less what's underneath, myself in the summer, it's short and tank top not tucked in my short, because I've been burn you know where from trying to get rid of a hot slag that made it's way all the way there.
    So it's not tucked in for me in the summer and turtle neck tucked in, in the winter.

  5. #15
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    I treat my welding attire as flashing... and I will reorient the laps to shed sparks as needed. I've had safety "officers" give me grief before.... funny how they will "go away" when one is cutting off a beam, and the spray from the torch or the plasma heads their way
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    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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    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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    Quote 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?

  9. #19

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    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

  10. #20
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    Default 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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