View Full Version : A word of warning (not really baseball)
03-31-2004, 02:02 PM
:( I was working in the shop with my 16yr old son. He was welding, I was grinding. I am 47 years old, and old habits die hard. I wear safety glasses if they are handy, and if I think about it and if... Well, I got a fairly large sliver of steel imbedded in my cornea. Hurt like he... Went to the opthomologist and had it removed with this little dremmel tool thing. Still in mucho pain, and will miss a week of games. Should fully recover, but I have learned my lesson:
WEAR YOUR SAFETY GLASSES!
03-31-2004, 04:08 PM
AMEN my internet umpire friend!
Prayers from all of us for a full recovery...don't rush it!
Best to you!
03-31-2004, 06:01 PM
Man, this is excellent advice. I don't know if you are familiar with a tv guy named Norm Abram, he is on This Old House and hoste the New Yankee Workshop, but he says that all the time!
04-02-2004, 02:42 AM
As a former safety officer for one of the largest companies in America (you'd know their name), I congratulate Kevin for having the courage to share his "mistake". Every safety rule ever written IS written in BLOOD somewhere. Most by the companies that write them.
Point is, the average guy doesn't do the things that will protect his health and safety, i.e. safety goggles, gloves, hearing protection with a loud motor like a chain saw, leg protection with weedeater (it's too hot), NOT refueling a hot lawn mower until it cools, standing in a rolling chair to change a light bulb, etc etc etc. Everyone of us needs to keep in mind, accidents happen to everyone, even US. IF you don't want to lose your ability to do the things you really enjoy (like umping), then use proper health and safety gear when you are having to do the things you maybe don't enjoy.
Safety is not just for large companies, it's for every man who values his health and life. You're also setting an example (good or bad) for your kids and family.
Notice I also say "HEATH" and safety. An earlier thread about water is taken way too lightly in our culture and manly world. Don't be a fool, drink your water BEFORE you need it and your body can have the fluids it needs to function and not damage your vital organs and brain.
Enough already, thanks for listening. I haven't gotten to preach like that in a while. By the way, until I became the safety director, I didn't "practice what I preached". I left that position and company many years ago and I still use my safety gear today. Now I realize it doesn't really matter to the company if I lose a leg, it matters to their safety numbers. I'm still without a leg.............if I make dumb decisions.
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