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#1441 wheels

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 05:16 AM

Ouch.
How??


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#1442 lizalonzi

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 10:17 AM

ohhhh no! I thought it was rough when I had to take my mom to the emergency optometrist for supergluing her eye shut (turns out superglue can come in little bottles that are identical to eye drops). That was solved by a lot of vaseline.

 

I hope you recover fully!

 

And yes... how?!

 

 

 

 

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#1443 lateral

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 11:06 AM

Wow, badluck!

You tend to get casual dealing with corrosive hardener after many mix cycles.

 

I learned early to turn the bucket away from my face and go slow and methodical while stirring as when still a teenager flicked some MEKP into a mates eye several meters away.

Instantly grabbed a pint of milk nearby and upended it on his eye. Did the trick.

Got to watch those almost invisible bubbles that float off the mix and hover around too.

Good case for PPE. Not that I'm that overboard on that.

All the best for a full recovery.


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#1444 DrWatson

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 06:59 PM

Ouch.
How??

 

The bridge of my nose is so damn broad that most, if not all, safety glasses don't fit down on my face properly - offering vast protection to my eyebrows but unfortunately leaving a small gap between the cheekbone/lower eye socket and the bottom rim off the glasses.

 

In this instance I was running late, mixing a small batch in a pottle (paper mixing cup), I'd just added the hardener, which is lower density and more liquid than the resin and pools on top, and as I began to paddle around with the stirring stick I managed to splash a little out - right through the aforementioned gap. Chance in a million.

 

Nonetheless, risk is not only a product of probability, but also of consequence. R=P*C

If the consequence is catastrophe, then the risk value is higher.

 

ohhhh no! I thought it was rough when I had to take my mom to the emergency optometrist for supergluing her eye shut (turns out superglue can come in little bottles that are identical to eye drops). That was solved by a lot of vaseline.

 

I hope you recover fully!

 

And yes... how?!

 

The ER ophthalmologist also related to us a similar story! 

 

Wow, badluck!

You tend to get casual dealing with corrosive hardener after many mix cycles.

 

I learned early to turn the bucket away from my face and go slow and methodical while stirring as when still a teenager flicked some MEKP into a mates eye several meters away. 

Instantly grabbed a pint of milk nearby and upended it on his eye. Did the trick.

Got to watch those almost invisible bubbles that float off the mix and hover around too.

Good case for PPE. Not that I'm that overboard on that.

All the best for a full recovery. Cheers

Yep casual/complacent. It slips in as you get comfortable working with these things. Good idea to actually read the MSDS for the more nasty things you have lying around - just in case.

PPE helps to reduce (not eliminate) risk but doesn't necessarily make things safe. A little bit of reading studies around in the medical journals one can conclude that serious chemical eye injuries in industry occur regardless of whether the patient was wearing safety glasses or not, there is no significant difference. I guess if you catch a bucket full of caustic soda solution in your face your glasses are going to do nothing. Like a lifejacket while solo sailing in the southern ocean.


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