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Safety Watch...Protect Those Eyes...Blow Yourself Off

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Blog entry by RobH posted 2377 days ago 582 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey all,

Just a safety reminder to protect those eyes and to blow yourself off after doing anything that has dust related to it. Thursday night I was taking up carpet so we could get new carpet yesterday (looks good by the way) as some of you may know, that is a job that has some sandy type dust involved. Well, somehow, some of that dust got into my hair (I guess). Yesterday morning when taking a shower, the dust particle or whatever was floated off of my head and into my left eye. It was bothering me enough that I ended up at the eye doctor yesterday afternoon. He said he did not see anything in the eye, but did mention that whatever it was had torn up the back of my upper eyelid pretty good. The eye was ok.

So, here I sit this morning with an eye that does not look that bad, but it does feel like a burl growing on the side of my head. My wife says it does not look bad. The doc gave me some ointment to keep in the eye, and told me to come back if I felt like I needed to.

So, my reminder to everyone is when working in a dusty environment, be sure to blow yourself off with some compressed air before closing up for the night. Don’t forger your head. Bad things can happen with dust. Also, just because we all need periodic reminders, be sure to protect your eyes when you are working as well. Like Norm says, “Nothing is more important than these, safety glasses.” Wear them. WEAR THEM. Even though my eye problem does not appear to be bad, it is annoying nonetheless.

PROTECT THOSE EYES…..PROTECT THOSE EYES…...PROTECT THOSE EYES

I just had to get that out. Now I need to get ready and get the kids in the van. The wife is out at yard sales with a friend and the boys and I are going to a Lowe’s kids workshop to build fire engines. Our four year old is over-the-top with firefighters and paramedics right now. There are fires everywhere. I even had to make him a strectcher out of some scrap wood to play with around the house. Later tonight I will post pictures of our two little fire fighters with their new toys.

Everyone have a safe and productive day.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA



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WayneC

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#1 posted 2377 days ago

Thanks for the reminder Rob. Have a fun day with the kids.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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sandhill

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#2 posted 2377 days ago

Thanks Rob, My wife was and daughter were EMT’s back when we lived in VA & MD looks like you have yourdelf a few there as well. Buy the way watch out with that compressed air it can be a safety issue as well.
Bob

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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mot

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#3 posted 2377 days ago

Good reminder, Rob.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 2377 days ago

As a beginning woodworker and optometrist, thank you (and Norm) for the public service announcement. Glad to hear that your eye should heal up quickly from that scratch.

-- Hutch ...Montana ___ Life is a mystery to live, not a problem to solve! ___

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