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    Default Safety on the job

    I watched homeowner Amy walk around on the construction site wearing FLIP FLOPS and hard hat!

    Shouldn't home owners be required to follow same safety rules as workers?
    Last edited by Hab Man; 11-07-2008 at 10:43 AM.

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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    Be required ????? By what authority ?

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    there is a big difference between commercial jobs and residential. not of what is required by osha but rather what is generally inforced. you would never see shorts and tennis shoes on a commercial job. but yet at least in this area they are common place in residential. so I guess my comment is at least she was wearing a hard hat.

    gotta protect the brain box even if there isn't much inside it.

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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    Quote Originally Posted by Hab Man View Post
    I watched homeowner Amy walk around on the construction site wearing FLIP FLOPS and hard hat!

    Shouldn't home owners be required to follow same safety rules as workers?
    I stand corrected... Shouldn't she at least have sense enough to wear more sensible shoes?

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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    Maybe they were OSHA approved, steel toed flip-flops?
    I suffer from CDO ... Its like OCD, but in alphabetical order, LIKE IT SHOULD BE!!!

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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    Quote Originally Posted by Hab Man View Post
    I stand corrected... Shouldn't she at least have sense enough to wear more sensible shoes?
    Now , we agree .

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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    just remember this...
    "There are no victims, just volunteers..."
    "Life does not go by the book, we learn as we go along".

    You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the Duct Tape.


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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    There are no laws requiring homeowners to observe safe behavior on their own properties. Has something to do with the first and sixth amendments to the Constitution of the United States.

    However, I think it would serve as a great example if TOH required, as part of their agreements with the homeowners, the homeowners to observe all standard safety practices, including wearing sturdy shoes, eye protection, and hearing protection where recommended.

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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    Quote Originally Posted by jkirk View Post
    HO's not wearing a sensible shoe when walking around drives me nuts, especially during hte early phases of a job when there is a lot of debris laying around, as for hard hats not really a big deal as long as myself and the others know that their around so we stop what were doing if they are right in our vicinity

    as for shorts, theirs days in the summer where i think having to wear pants could be considered a saftey hazard, dehydration & heat stroke can set in when working outside

    anyhow
    IN CANADA????


    LOL yer kidding right? I can just picture this you and canuk working on a house wearing sweaters and shorts.

    Ohh man I better quit starting to scare me

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    Default Re: Safety on the job

    Quote Originally Posted by Fencepost View Post
    There are no laws requiring homeowners to observe safe behavior on their own properties. Has something to do with the first and sixth amendments to the Constitution of the United States.
    .

    What does the Law has anything to do with common sense? Don't come here and start preaching about amendments / Constitution of the United States.

    If homeowner chose not to wear shoes when mowing the lawn then it is their own stupidly, same goes for home constructions.
    If they got hurt on the job then it is Boo Hoo...cry me a river. It is their own stupidly for not seeing and thinking correctly.

    Like I mention before....

    There are no victims, just volunteers.
    "Life does not go by the book, we learn as we go along".

    You only need two tools in life - WD-40 and Duct Tape.
    If it doesn't move and should, use WD-40.
    If it shouldn't move and does, use the Duct Tape.


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