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Word Of Warning- Safety Glasses Please

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

  1. Lord Bunting

    Lord Bunting Trees give peace to the souls of men

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    I wear contact lenses & light fires, combining the both without some eye protection seems reckless.
     
  2. Cam.

    Cam. Registered

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    This thread has been been a lesson to me.

    Thanks
     
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  3. bighit

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    Another I saw .

    A bit gory so you have been warned.

    Grinder disc shattered.
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    The grinder left him with a cut down his face, a shattered eye socket and cheek bone and limited vision in one eye.

    But it could have all been so much worse but for the good fortune that instead of wearing his usual cheap sunglasses, on that day his colleague Paul Smithson had lent him a pair of £3 safety glasses.

    https://www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view/scarred-plumber-fronts-ppe-campaign

    This is the least gory of the pics.

    750x500_top_1571723696_arco-eye-save-sight-of-michael-goodall-iplumb-leeds-6-1080x675-copy.jpg
     
  4. bighit

    bighit Big Poster

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    Dont be this guy .

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  5. Jack's Da

    Jack's Da Its all about the macho cal

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    I had to have a piece of metal swarf pulled from my eye the other month.
    Using an air powered deburring tool to tidy machined parts up, a small bit bounced off my chest and under the glasses. A trip to the eye infirmary followed where they had to pull it out and it wasn't a very nice feeling.
    I'm still struggling a bit with the edge of my vision on that eye being a blurred but the doctor hopes the scarring that's causing it will fade.
    Never be flippant about eye protection lads as it's so easy to damage your eye and lose your sight. I sound like a boring old fart here but working in engineering I see people taking risks all the time unfortunately.
     
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  6. Jiggy ward

    Jiggy ward Donator

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    I will openly admit due to laziness I don't put safety glasses on while working all the time and I've seen the results of accidents to eyes before so you would thi know I knew better, Always getting told on site get them on or your off site but 5 mins after there possibly back off same with hard hat while I'm crawling around the floor and under the units ect
     
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    A good reason to wear goggles then when de burring. May be uncomfortable as some claim but less uncomfortable than what you suffered.
     

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