Rubber gloves

BUK

Member
Starting in January the Electrical and Utility Safety Assoc. (EUSA in Ontario) is going to enforce the ground to ground, rest to rest rule for all utilities with the exception of Hydro One. That means if a tree is within 10 ft of a primary conductor the bucket operator must wear their appropriate class rubber gloves at all times. Also climbers must wear their rubber gloves when they must enter a tree within 10ft. That one really bugs me for a lot of reasons. You have to wear the gloves but what about indirect contact to the rest of your body? Go figure that one out.

Does anyone else have to deal with rules similar to these?

It's kind of a kick in the family jewels if you ask me. Our forestry crew was being feed some BS that it was going to be a 3 ft rule or something close to that. The new rulebook was to have one standard across the province but instead EUSA opted for exceptions on the rule for Hydro because they train the forestry personel different.

If anyone has never wore gloves before its simple: they are rubber with a leather cover glove which makes them boiling hot in the summer and freezing cold in the winter.

Fun stuff eh?
Dave
 

BUK

Member
Every 90 days they have to be replaced and sometimes you need 2 or three different classes depending on voltage.
 

Kevin

Well-Known Member
Mark;
There is a pump but most guys will take the glove by the cuff with both hands and flip the glove around trapping air inside it.
You hold the glove close to your face as you squeeze the glove.
They are also made with two colours inside and out so you can detect holes visually.
 

BUK

Member
We have to inspect them everyday and the all our trucks have the air pumps on hand. According to the rules even groundcutters have to wear rubbers gloves if the tree is withing ten ft. Can't wait for that one to be enforced.
 

Kevin

Well-Known Member
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all our trucks have the air pumps

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You guys are spoiled.
Do they plug into the lighter socket too? /forum/images/graemlins/grin.gif
 

BUK

Member
Are you kiddin' Dalton has been great so far. Heard a good one today - our chiropractic services are no longer covered by OHIP but they will use tax payers money for sex change operations. Isn't that special.
 

Mangoes

Well-Known Member
If you were to not let him shower for a couple days so his hair gets all oily like, then give him a really old suit, the dude is the perfect image of a sleazy used car salesman.
 

Colin

Administrator
Around here, we call em "hot gloves", about $100 for a pair. Nobody forces us to us em, but they come in handy when ya need em.
 
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