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Oops maybe I should have asked you guys

Discussion in 'Commercial' started by Rather B Riding, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

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    Soon we'll have to wear a harness to climb into our service truck
     
  2. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Every person you talk to has a different definition of what requires fall protection
     
  3. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    We do service at some Schlumberger sites here, went to a safety orientation last week. If you have to go over 4 ft high on a 6 ft ladder you have to be tied off. If there is no where to tie off they will run a cable overhead but that too must be engineered to their exacting standards so your looking at a couple days before you can do the climb. Totally rediculous
     
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  4. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    :nono: What a friggen waste of time and manpower.:nono:
     
  5. Texas-Tech

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    Some of these oil companies are ate up with stupid, safety is one thing but some of their rules are pretty bad. One that always got me was wearing a hardhat on a roof when changing out units, if that cable were to break you gonna need a lot more than a hat, and bird shit on your head won't hurt that much.
     
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  6. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I saw a guy from CBRE changing a belt on a rooftop unit at Sam's club and he had a hardhat on
     
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  7. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    Safety glasses, safety vest , and safety gloves too I hope. You never know when the sky will fall
     
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  8. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    No vest or safety glasses just a hardhat

    No lockout tagout either. Just a hardhat
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    That's unacceptable . He is in violation of safety standards act. He should be severely disciplined
     
  10. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    Eh
     
  11. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    FKN eh, eh.
     
  12. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    The fine is 10,000 Canadian dollars. Or 500 American dollars if you prefer
     
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  13. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    :chairshot:
     
  14. Texas-Tech

    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    That's another great procedure that knows no common sense, hard and fast rule.
    Was working on a process chiller at the Alcoa Aluminum plant, one of the by products was a poisonous powder, can't remember is it was but there was a small pile right next to the disconnect for the chiller. They called in their cleanup crew and they sucked it up with a vacuum. I was ready to turn the unit back on so I asked the guy to hit the disconnect for me.
    He shook his head and said he couldn't do it, would have to be the electrician that turned it off. He was at lunch so I had to stand there and wait for an hour.
     
  15. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    This over the top safety BS is going to force me into an early retirement. I'm not going to be tied off with all the PPE stand 4 foot high on a ladder. I just won't do it. One thing that's bothering me lately is several customers have changed their safety rules to wear fall protection on a scissor lift. OSHA doesn't require it but now I have to because your safety guy doesn't know.
     
  16. Jon

    Jon Team Canada

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    I hate wearing harness on scissor lift. Makes me feel less safe with one on.
     
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  17. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    I was working on a rooftop unit inside a factory

    There was no disconnect. I was not allowed to mess with the breaker panels so one of their electricians had to turn off the breaker and put lockout tagout on it.

    I got done with the unit at about 5:00, the electricians had all went home. I didn't know what panel the breaker was in.

    Called the guy and asked if anyone had a key for the lockout and he said there's no lock on the breaker just a piece of tape, lol
     
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  18. Texas-Tech

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    My favorite is being harnessed on a lift and have to wear a hard hat 40 ft up trying to work on an exhaust fan hanging down under the roof. It's more trouble and makes the work so much harder.
     
  19. Rather B Riding

    Rather B Riding Behind bars

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    That's exactly the way I feel. I had to go to a scissor lift training class and asked why do have to wear one on a boom lift but not on a scissor. He said all work is done with in the rails. If you are harnessed and do fall over the rail it will probably tip the lift over on top of you.
     
  20. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Seems odd,that you tend to Hit your Head more with a Hard Hat on than without. :headscratch:
     
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