Safety equipment, what do you use??

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by gusbuster, Apr 11, 2000.

  1. gusbuster

    gusbuster LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,005

    Along the lines of the &quot;seniors expert help&quot; thread, what do you all as safety equipment?<br>Do you wear ear, eyes, & skin protection all the time?<p>Myself, Always wear sun block, my cool dark safety glasses and a combination earmuff hard hat set up by Stihl. I also use a bright yellow beacon light when on busy streets or double parking. Works as a notice me for my service type of advertisement.<br>Jean<br><p>----------<br>J-LC Landscaping & Maintenance Gardening<br>C-27 Ca Contr# 770044
  2. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    I ALWAYS wear hearing protection. I wouldn't go the day without it. I wear safety glasses only when I am trimming. Too many pebbles have hit my eyes before wearing them (blurring the vision for a day or so). As far as sunblock, always on the nose. I'll use more this year probably. And usually put a orange cone on the street when parked at a customers house.
  3. Ssouth

    Ssouth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 436

    I always wear safety glasses and earmuffs. I'm lucky and get to work in the shade most of the time. Didn't always wear glasses on mower until a small limb jabbed my eye. learned my lesson the hard way. <p>
  4. sdgoes

    sdgoes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 21

    I would like to ask what kind of hearing protection you use.<br>And what kind of chemical protection you use. (Yes, I read the labels, but what kind do you use.)<br>Thanks,<br>Steve
  5. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    Have to wear earmuffs. Sitting on 325 groundmaster at full throttle all day is bad enough, but add the ever so often jet taking off at full burn 100 feet away, and wow, you can lose your hearing quick!<p>Also, wear jeans, and even long sleeve shirt, no matter what the temp is when doing any kind of tree/brush work. To many ticks around, and I think it helps a 100%. Also, had to many little cuts turn into nasty infections later on from not wearing longer cloths that help prevent them. <p>We use 'thunder 29's' by howard leight. They make a gulfstream taking off with a low ceiling sound like a bug buzzing your ear. Sometimes, after a couple of days of mowing, I even put the disposable ear plugs in underneath the muffs. I don't like taking any chances and helps prevents headaches.<p>steveair <p>PS- Lab Safety (i think has everything in the world for hearing/eye protection. A little pricy, but one-stop shopping is a convenience<br>
  6. Charles

    Charles Moderator, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 11,810

    Safety glasses and plain ol earmuffs here. A weedeater can caue you to lose to hearing
  7. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,143

    i have always used ear muffs operating my gravely rideer with a 20hp magnum (things loud as hell) but with my new toro z master with a25 cammand i dont have to... i no i should. but a weed wacker? i do no a guy who now has has a glass eye because of a weedwacker flinging a stone.... i wear glasses everytime i weedwack!
  8. DMC300

    DMC300 LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. dfor

    dfor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 831

    I see some guys using backpack blowers without hearing protection. They are just asking for a hearing aid if a few years.
  10. JML

    JML LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    I think one of the greatest inventions is the Ear muffs with a AM/FM Radio in them. I bought them last year and its nice listening to the radio instead of the mower.

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