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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #25 on: January 09, 2016, 06:45:18 PM »

It could have been worse, he only lost the tip of his thumb, but you know what blood is like it initially looked very bad.
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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2016, 06:46:00 PM »

We were running an over and under planer.
In the boatyard and my colleague caught the
top blades with the guard swung to one side.
Luckily just some scarring but no loss of digits,
but the boss was straight round putting the guards in place before
the investigation >>:-(
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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #27 on: January 09, 2016, 06:53:12 PM »

The thing is with an overhand plainer you can only cover part of the blades , the section were you pass the timber over has to be open, H&S nightmare.  :o
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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #28 on: January 09, 2016, 07:55:32 PM »

As this thread is continuing may I put forward another point, primarily concerning face masks but also applicable to dermatitis type infections on bare skin. Once you have got it it is too late, and generally you don't realise you have it until you are infected to a notable degree. Taking precautions for potential damage is the only sensible way forward.

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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #29 on: January 09, 2016, 08:15:25 PM »

I have the trend airshield but only brought because of the wood turning I do creates lots of dust,
wear it now whenever I do any sort of power sanding etc.
Got a mask with replaceable filters when I spray or work where there are vapours.
Lastly use the 3M masks with the valves if I am hand sanding stuff.
Wear gloves most of the time got mild dermatitis when I was an apprentice
I almost forgot 2 different extraction m/c and if its nice leave the door open  :-))
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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2016, 09:58:19 AM »

Thanks for all the replies. I am buying a half face dust mask so I will look at all the examples suggested here.

I am a bit confused by the filters so I need to sort out exactly what I need. I am looking for one that does dust initially & might as well buy the highest level - 3?

It has been interesting to read the replies. I have been in denial for a long time about this and spending my money on something that I want is so much sexier than spending it on something that I need - & it isn't even obvious that I need. Taking the plunge & I will wear it. I suspect that a fair few masks sit on the shelf when they should be worn.
 
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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2016, 10:35:54 AM »

If you order from a hardware store, or from one of the big builders merchants, they should be able to give you advice about filters and answer any extra questions you may have while you are there. This might be a better option than ordering online the first time.
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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2016, 11:52:17 AM »

There's also the question of face-fit - the mask is of no use if it doesn't fit your face or if you have too much stubble or a beard to prevent it sealing against your skin.
Try before you buy - to test the face fit, cover the filter inlets and if air still gets in, it's not sealing properly so try a different mask.
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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2016, 12:06:48 PM »

I have always found these to be a good fit, protection against multiple hazards and a reasonable price. http://www.screwfix.com/p/3m-4251-maintenance-free-organic-vapour-particulate-respirator-p2/13038

As for the 'My Uncle Charlie smoked 80 a day and breathed nowt but asbestos, sawdust and chicken litter for 30 years and lived to be 99' brigade, I'll keep on protecting my lungs as best I can.

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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #34 on: January 10, 2016, 05:06:10 PM »

If you want to see safety rules and procedures then try doing something unsafe on the railway. We do the safety first and the job third because second we check the safety. Its the right way to do it so everyone goes home safe every day. But yes it can be a chore sometimes.

In the shed just use some thought for your lungs. Even a cheap dust mask is better than nothing if you make sure its a snug fit. Suitable PPE is only a part of the answer and extraction or location are important factors too.

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Re: Modelling Safety - Any Face Mask Experts Here?
« Reply #35 on: January 10, 2016, 05:21:12 PM »

Railways? Try Nuclear if you want to see some paperwork  %%

RPE is VERY important - you really don't want to inhale any airborne contamination.  %%
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