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Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby Greg From K/W » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:42 pm

You know that triangle burn you can sometimes get on the bottom of your neck or top of your chest? I got around it this way.

I had an old set of leathers that were worn out more from sitting around. So I cut a rectangle out and got some velcro tape on the bottom edge of the helmet. I cut it the width of bottom edge about 6 or 7 inches long. Then I cut it about 8" wide so it hangs about 6 to 7" down.

I put one piece of velcro on the leather and the other half of the velcro on the helmet. When that gets worn out of falls apart its easy enough to take it off and replace it. You could install snaps on the helmet and use snaps on the leather. I may do that with mine.
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Re: Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby Otto Nobedder » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:43 pm

I bought a bottle of SPF 45 sunblock. I can TIG aluminum in short sleeve v-necks all day with two applications...

Just sayin'

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Re: Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby coldman » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:18 am

You probably won't believe this. On a site I was working, the safety officer stated that the welding helmet was manufactured to comply with the relevent Australian Standard and that any user modification such as the addition of flaps meant that the helmet no longer complied with the standard and had to be restored to as manufactured or removed from site. Some guys had flaps taped to their helmet and could peel it off and continue. Those that had drilled holes for screw or rivets had to buy new helmets!
Guys who had their names on their helmets had to remove the paint/ink which was considered a modification.
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Postby AKweldshop » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:21 am

coldman wrote:You probably won't believe this. On a site I was working, the safety officer stated that the welding helmet was manufactured to comply with the relevent Australian Standard and that any user modification such as the addition of flaps meant that the helmet no longer complied with the standard and had to be restored to as manufactured or removed from site. Some guys had flaps taped to their helmet and could peel it off and continue. Those that had drilled holes for screw or rivets had to buy new helmets!
Guys who had their names on their helmets had to remove the paint/ink which was considered a modification.


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Re: Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby AFSATCOM » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:29 am

We had an individual tell us we couldn't write our names on our hard hats at work for the same reason. But then again we're also required to wear the chin strap when working up high. It says on the tag that it's not intended to keep the helmet on your head in the event of a fall but instead it's for windy conditions. It's been pointed out to the safety folks a few times but they don't care. Another example of military ignorance.
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Re: Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby AKweldshop » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:38 am

That's like my old supervisor told me to never take the guard of my 4 1/2 cutting wheel....
One day when he wasn't around I was cutting a bunch of 1in square tubing, 8ft wheels (like I made my round bale feeder out of)
That day the wheel grabbed and got the wheel tangled up in my Junk"!!!
Never told the boss though ;)
It was a side switch lock on type DeWalt....
No blood , hurt like hell.... 8-)
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Re: Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby coldman » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:00 am

Oh yeah that was not a happy site. One guy was told to get a scissor lift and attach a stay wire/carabina to a pole. Battery was flat so to save time he shimmied up the pole, attached the carabina and slid down to be greeted by this safety officer who awarded him the DCM. The whole site went out in support until safety officer was removed. Us contractors were told to keep working. I "needed" some gear from my workshop and didn't go back for a few days until it smoothed over then finished as fast as I could and got the hell out of there, you could cut the air with a knife on that site. Very oppressive feeling. I know the safety officer stayed...
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Postby Greg From K/W » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:14 am

Ok so just in case I won't be adding any snaps to mine wow.

Here in Ontario Canada workers always like to put stickers on their lid skids. Personal statements and things. Stickers from the union companies they worked for their names things like that.

One year the Ministry of Labour got it in their heads that this was in violation of the safety on the hard hats. For a couple years they went around and threatened to fine anyone that had a sticker on their hats with a fine unless they went right then and there and got a new hat.

Then after consulting with the major hard hat makers they decided it was ok. What a piss off that was.
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Re: Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby weldin mike 27 » Sat Mar 29, 2014 1:35 am

I have been told you mustnt write on a plastic hard hat with a permanant texta (sharpy) because the chemicals in the ink degrade the plastic... But if you put a sticker on and write on the sticker, your golden...

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Re: Welder Burn on the chest?

Postby Superiorwelding » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:59 am

I use the leather bibs on my helmets when I don't want to get chest/neck burn. They are the clip on type not Velcro.
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