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jzack605

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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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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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Hi-Viz is situational dependent. Important when working a round heavy equipment, or near roadways.

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

Philbert
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.
 
lone wolf

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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
You can still hear? I got to ask if that was thunder !
 
jzack605

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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.
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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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.
I seen that type they never learn and just keep doing it. make him wear hi vis.
 
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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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