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Word Of Warning- Safety Glasses Please

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Rm29, Sep 19, 2021.

  1. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    Working on the Land Rover and this happened.

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    Not sure what hit me but good job I always wear safety glasses ( comes from my job in eyes).

    Take care

    Be safe
     
  2. Bladesmith

    Bladesmith Big Poster

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    Good man that would of been a serious ouch, what were you drilling ??
     
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  3. zhang

    zhang Can't wait to be shooting again,and again

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    Never mind the best 4x4 by far,those look the best saftey glasses by far RM,:thumb:
    Glad your ok,i always make my kids wear saftey glasses if there doing anything with tools,and for shooting.
     
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    perlogalism Engaging Member

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    Glad you're OK. I've always worn safety glasses since a friend of my sister had a tip break off a table saw and go right through their eye.
     
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  5. Rm29

    Rm29 Currently obsessed with silencers

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    Nothing too hard, I was removing rivets.
     
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  6. Bladesmith

    Bladesmith Big Poster

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    Only ally then must of had a crack in it then
     
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    Blue Tomato Busy Member

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    You make your own luck. We'll done.
     
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    bighit Big Poster

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    Saw a grinder disc shatter and hit a work mates full face visor . Had he not been wearing it he would have had a grinder disc to the face and eyes . Hit him at eye level.

    Also when using grinding discs check the date on the disc. Throw out of date ones out. An eye costs more than a grinding disc ;)

    Saw this one a few years back .

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    Fake or real who knows but it may happen .
     
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    Bladesmith Big Poster

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    Was it the wrong spec lenses though
     
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    bighit Big Poster

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    Dont know . You would have to ask the guy with the glasses.
     
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    Bladesmith Big Poster

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    I thought they were all the same once till we had some safety checks done on our kit. Safety officers can be a pain in the but, there only looking out for you at the end of the day. We had 2 fatalities in the quary when I was there both should not have been doing what they were and paid the ultimate price.
     
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    bighit Big Poster

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    We had low impact rated for wearing continually but when grinding we had to wear a full face visor and the glasses.

    We got EN166F rated glasses.
    F. Low energy impact, resists a 6 mm, 0.86 g ball at 45 m/s.

    These ones https://ukmcpro.co.uk/products/bolle-contour-safety-glasses

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    Not sure what rating the visor was.
     
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    After seeing horrid photos of a guy, wearing safety glasses, using a pedestal grinder after the grind stone shattered I always use a face shield, gloves and thick overalls.
    Truly awful pics - imagine a face that had been grit-blasted.:(:(:(
     
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  14. Mice!

    Mice! Very Active

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    Had it drilled into me since college, numerous videos on eye injuries and the problems caused by foreign objects getting in your eye, especially non magnetic stuff like bricks or glass.

    I happily wear safety glasses at home, you only have two eyes.
     
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  15. Neil123

    Neil123 This too shall pass.

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    I got a metal splinter in my eye from a shattered drill bit, and I wasn't even drilling! I was walking past someone who was when his drill bit snapped.
    Not a large splinter probably 1/16th" maybe less, but still A very nasty experience indeed. Had to try and keep my eye open on the way to hospital because half of the splinter was sticking out and razor sharp, so when I blinked it was cutting the inside of my eyelid. There was blood running down my face by the time I got there. The damage to the inside of my eyelid was the most painful part.
    At A&E they numbed my eyeball and put some liquid in that made everything look bright orange.
    Watching the front of your eye bending inwards as the doctor worked the splinter out was not fun.
    Eye drops and an eye patch for a few weeks but thankfully no lasting damage.
     
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    Ouch mate
     
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    My dad is a mechanic by trade and never wore glasses. He was always going to the eye hospital with things in his eye. Mostly rust but sometimes bits of metal from drills and so on.

    He had the safety glasses and visor in the garage but never wore them.
     
  18. the logun-ator

    the logun-ator "can i,? wey aye man!"

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    Yea saw that. Disc had been heated and placed/pressed in to the lense. You can tell by the way it's melted above the bit of blade.
    Still it does pay to have protection .
     
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    I wear maximum rated safety goggles whenever power tools are in use or if there is the possibility of dust or other debris.
     
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    I really don’t like seeing people drilling, grinding etc without safety glasses. I don’t understand why they would take such a huge risk with their eyes, for absolutely no gain whatsoever.

    I’ll wear safety glasses when I’m drilling a tiny hole in a bit of soft wood. I’ve even taken to wearing them when strimming or mowing the lawn after somebody on here showed what could happen when a stone flies up.

    Safety foot ware is also something that is overlooked. Many years ago, I turned up to a site early doors to connect up a can point machine, but was told the job was cancelled due to an accident.

    Two contractors were using an escalator to transport a large sheet of glass, and one of them was resting the edge of the glass on the toe area of his boot. As the escalator went up, the glass got caught on an overhead obstruction. The glass stayed put, but the escalator carried on going. The guy’s toes were the weakest link, and off they came.


    Machinery does care about our safety.
     
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