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Shirley Poss

02:08AM | 04/29/02
Member Since: 04/28/02
3 lifetime posts
Bob - I absulutly LOVE your show and have been watching you for years. I can't beleive you were replaced with Steve on This Old House. However, I am in construction and was very upset to see the following things on your show this past weekend:

1. No gloves were worn to protect the hands during the show - especially when cutting with a power tool!

2. No support was used to cut the lumber. Either a crate (plastic) or the carpenter's knee.

3. Safety glasses were worn but this was only during the drilling into the wood when it was being installed on the wall.

Bob - I'm sure you know that hand and back injuries are the largest contributers to injuries on the jobsite and cost all of us in higher insurance premiums. Tons and tons of people look up to you and religiously watch you. If you don't practice jobsite safety why should they?


06:09AM | 04/29/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
Shirley, I personally despise wearing gloves when using most tools. It makes the hands clumsy - and that's the time when I want the most detailed control. The times I wear gloves are: when working with thorny plants or splintery wood
when blisters are a concern
when it's cold.
Lack of gloves never injured anyone's back, nor would gloves protect a finger from being cut off by a saw or mashed by a hammer.

Shirley Poss

06:19AM | 04/29/02
Member Since: 04/28/02
3 lifetime posts
I agree and completely understand that you can't do finger work with gloves. What I'm trying to say is that safety is very very important and most homeowners who watch the show are not professionals, and get careless. My statement about hand and back injuries is published data from the insurance agencies and OSHA. It is important to remind everyone that safety comes 1st.

[This message has been edited by Shirley Poss (edited April 29, 2002).]


07:37AM | 04/29/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts

[This message has been edited by rpxlpx (edited May 01, 2002).]


12:56PM | 12/07/14
Member Since: 12/07/14
2 lifetime posts
Also... NEVER use gloves around rotating equipment such as drills / drill presses. The glove can get caught in the rotating material or tool with disastrous consequences.

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