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Old 11-27-2016, 11:17 AM   #61
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I guess it's not a waste of time to have to stop to pull the nail out of your foot, to properly treat the resulting puncture wound so it doesn't get infected, to check to see if you're current on your tetanus shots, to keep it clean as it heals (check out some of the threads on here about toe and foot problems), to possibly having to defend yourself in a lawsuit if someone gets seriously hurt by the nail or nails, to deal with a potential Workers comp claim, none of that's a waste of time vs. the 10 seconds it takes to pound the nail flat against the board before chucking it.........

As to 'of course it's a danger, we're in a dangerous business!' all the more reason to reduce the danger factor whenever possible and practical.
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Old 11-27-2016, 11:33 AM   #62
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I would think that OSHA would frown upon nails sticking up for people to step on.
The thing that I don't understand is people defending nails left up in the air for people to step on!!!!! So is it a pet peeve for some of you to see people bending nails over so someone doesn't get hurt????
They do, if you wanna leave them in a pile you gotta bend em over.
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Old 11-27-2016, 12:29 PM   #63
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They do, if you wanna leave them in a pile you gotta bend em over.


Not me, my boards with nails are stacked neatly in the dumpster!
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Old 11-27-2016, 01:28 PM   #64
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a steel toe is not a steel sole, it's OSHA required for certain work down here also.
Every single steel toe work boot I've bought came with a steel toe and a steel shank in the bottom.

If you're buying boots that don't come with both it's your own fault for whatever happens.

I can't even fathom why they would even bother selling boots like that.
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Homeowners that when the roofer shows up to do interior work and asks, "will your husband be around to watch?", she answers "I'm a widow".
Are your trying to be a pet peeve? Why must you speak in riddle?
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Old 11-27-2016, 03:22 PM   #66
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Every single steel toe work boot I've bought came with a steel toe and a steel shank in the bottom.

If you're buying boots that don't come with both it's your own fault for whatever happens.

I can't even fathom why they would even bother selling boots like that.
I didn't think they existed anymore, most use a composite instead of steel.

Here your boots have to show the CSA green triangle, which means grade 1 sole protection and toe protection.
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I was so traumatized I Packed It up and went home!!


I may need to seek counseling ...anyone know a good shrink ??
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re: nails in boards

Some of you are assuming that the only people on the jobsite are people building the structure or who have this "common sense" regarding construction.

Competence in one area does not necessarily equate to competence in all areas. Stated differently, even people competent in their work can make foolish mistakes in areas of unfamiliarity.
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I didn't think they existed anymore, most use a composite instead of steel.

Here your boots have to show the CSA green triangle, which means grade 1 sole protection and toe protection.
Steel is easier to type than composite.

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