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Thread: Face shield (PPE - Personal Protective Equipment) (with Safety Manual pdf)

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    Face shield (PPE - Personal Protective Equipment) (with Safety Manual pdf)

    Recently a member posted that he used a mesh face shield, I have always used a poly-carbonate shield. It seemed to me that a solid barrier was superior to a mesh. Then I noticed a vid in the metal vids thread showing an iron pour where the casters were heavily PPE and they were using mesh face shields. Is there a benefit to using a mesh face shield? Is one better than the other?

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    steel mesh does not melt or soften and sag. I have had the plastic face shields get so hot when casting that they sagged against my checks and burned me. the mesh will stop splatters, they freeze on contact.
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    I have had the lens hood on my camera warp and the windshield on my microphone melt!

    They don't make them in metal unfortunately of I'd surely get them!

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    Thank heavens, I was hoping we'd get another sticky....lol.

    Don't get me wrong, its a worth while topic, but its going to get to the point where the membership will ask for a user setting to bump us into the second page by default.

    With all that said, I'm going to look into getting a mesh shield. I hate how the plastic types fog/sweat.

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    It might be worth indexing the stickies and putting links to each page on 1 sticky to minimize clutter. The stickies are very valuable but so is screen real estate as JV mentioned.

    I don't mind volunteering to do it. I don't have much else going on while I'm still stuck in isolation for the next few days...

    I can type up a list of all the other stickies in each forum section if that would be helpful?

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    Not to run the thread too far off track but I think some sticky clean up is all that needs to happen really. The forum as a whole has two different stickies on pyrometers, and this one in particular has a jolt/squeeze build that never seemed to be completed or updated since 2013...

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    Pat, if possible see if there is a way to insert a breaker between the stickies and the normal posts. It helps make a visual division between the new threads and stickies. Might need admin privileges to do it though.

    http://www.aquaticplantcentral.com/f...s-discussions/

    Scroll down to the stickies & threads here to see what I mean.

    Might not be possible with this version of the forum, but I think it would help keep things more visually clear as well. Maybe neaten the look up a bit

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    Fair enough, those sound like the same options I have as a moderator on the aquatic site. The formatting options are admin level on our site.

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    Hi Guys,

    I have started to write a new posts for me PPE blog and wondered if anyone knew any great places to buy PPE equipment, I wanted to get some immediate feedback from some people in the industry. I'm trying to make it as independent as possible you see.

    The blog that i am going to be using is http://ppe-news.co.uk, Please let me know as soon as possible as I'm keen to get it posted.
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