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Discussion in 'Commercial Tree Care and Climbing' started by Capitalist, Dec 12, 2019.

  1. jzack605

    jzack605 ArboristSite Member

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    Helmet, ear protection and gloves always for me now. Chaps when cutting on ground. It’s definitely been indoctrinated into me a bit from my full time job which is a good thing.

    High viz safety vests in my opinion are too much and detrimental, especially with a chipper. Everything gets caught on them.
     
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    you asked for feedback.you got it. wasn't to your liking eh?
     
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    #1 safety device is a guy on theground
    Shhh shhh.... Go to facebook and try to offend people.
    Everything is cool here.
     
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    Well I wear my helmet,safety glasses, and hearing protection daily. Also wear my chainsaw pants every day. Beyond that we have daily safety meetings and countless hours of training.
     
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    Bringing a safety oriented culture into anywhere is going to have resistance. The company I’m with is not without its flaws but they are working toward a bigger goal. I go above and beyond to help educate them and the other employees on being safe. Funny thing is. Production has gone way up since starting an actual safety and training program
     
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    Glasses when they start fogging up are pretty poor pieces of PPE
     
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    not on facebook amigo
     
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    I like you already
     
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    Hi-Viz is situational dependent. Important when working around heavy equipment, or near roadways.

    Get a vest that fits, or a ANSI Class II compliant T-shirt.

    Philbert
     
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    The most dangerous thing I have encountered yet is a ground guy that gets lost in space. Doesn't look up when they hear the saw or before they approach.

    Thats my biggest fear doing this.
    Hi viz on them would certainly help.
    Sometimes I will be looking around for them and cant find them only to discover they were in my field of view just kinda washed out by leaves and branches.
     
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    full chizel ArboristSite Guru

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    Oakley sunglasses, Mechanix type gloves, composite toe Danner boots, and ear plugs.

    If i’m knocking trees over a helmet and one ear doesn’t have plugs in because i like to hear it crackin’ and poppin’ so i know what its doing
     
  12. gary courtney

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    In the fire service it was "sop" to wear hi-viz especially on 10-50 calls.
     
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    You can still hear? I got to ask if that was thunder !
     
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    substituting a high viz vest with helmet, or clothing/work attire, that are high viz are way more effective and efficient.
     
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    Probably so
     
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    I seen that type they never learn and just keep doing it. make him wear hi vis.
     
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    Guy I have now is cautious.

    Others not so much.
    Hard to get it through some of their heads, "when you hear that saw eyes on me and be well out of the way."
     
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    And if a rope is on it they act as though its safe to stand under the piece as if nothing could ever break or get cut.
     
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    I'm a pro and here is our reality. Worker's Compensation (Worksafe BC)is a government run agency that provides injury compensation to every worker in the province, therefore they set the safety rules.

    Get injured and there are only two (usually) parties to be blamed, the worker or the company. The majority of the time, it's the company who gets blamed due to "failure to properly supervise"or "failure to provide a safe working environment". Hence, full PPE is supplied and mandatory, employees must sign each safety briefing, and employees must sign for each training session.

    If a worker gets hurt and the employer is deemed responsible, the cost of the compensation/rehab/medical is added to their worker comp insurance premium. If the worker was deemed negligent then they may not qualify for compensation.

    So everyone wears steel toes, hard hat, slash pants, gloves, hearing protection, safety glasses and a screen. And yes, it does rain here and there are times when we can't see and guys will take their glasses off. Just don't get caught by the safety guy or the boss.
     
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    Huh? What?!?
     
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