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Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 8:19am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Fortunately/unfortunately the insurance companies...

Fortunately/unfortunately the insurance companies drive a lot of what we do...but actually, the law is the law. If an inspector chooses to ignore the provisions of the law and allows an installation,...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 8:14am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Brent, there's been one death of a lampworker...

Brent, there's been one death of a lampworker already, that has been partially attributed to poor/non-existent ventilation...are you saying it's ok to have more? At what point do we say enough is...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 8:13am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
That wasn't directed at you Mary. That was a...

That wasn't directed at you Mary. That was a general statement to anyone who isn't getting the "it's the law".
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 8:07am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Actually Brent, it does NOT make it ok. Believe...

Actually Brent, it does NOT make it ok. Believe what you want, but an inspector/fire marshall's interpretation is just that, an interpretation. Insurance companies think very differently. I've spoken...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 8:04am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Actually, Kim, I said they SHOULD be shut down. I...

Actually, Kim, I said they SHOULD be shut down. I never said that I would call the inspectors, which is what Brent is indicated I said/wrote.
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 7:43am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Sorry, Mary, but I respectfully disagree. Anyone...

Sorry, Mary, but I respectfully disagree. Anyone who does not put the safety of students over profit, is not a good studio owner. She may be a good person, she may have a heart of gold, but she has a...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 7:37am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Which part of this do you not understand? This...

Which part of this do you not understand? This means things like forklifts, mobile cranes, etc. It does NOT mean the tank under the table because it would cost too much to plumb it in. The NFPA sets...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 6:33am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Well, here's the problem...you see, ventilation...

Well, here's the problem...you see, ventilation CAN be retrofitted to almost any studio, if the owner decides that student safety is more important than profits for a short period of time. I...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 6:30am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
As far as I'm aware, no one is forcing you to...

As far as I'm aware, no one is forcing you to read this thread, just sayin'...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 6:28am
Replies: 41
Views: 30,503
Posted By MikeAurelius
Didymium glasses remove sodium flare. Sodium...

Didymium glasses remove sodium flare. Sodium flare is not necessarily hazardous, but it is annoying and distracting. However, there are other issues with visible light that didymium does help with...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-26, 6:25am
Replies: 3
Views: 2,059
Posted By MikeAurelius
Most quick disconnects have a built in device...

Most quick disconnects have a built in device called a backflow preventer. This is about as close as you are going to get to a flash back arrestor.
Forum: Safety 2008-02-25, 1:27pm
Replies: 41
Views: 30,503
Posted By MikeAurelius
Enhanced didymium is AUR-92/ACE.

Enhanced didymium is AUR-92/ACE.
Forum: Safety 2008-02-25, 12:02pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
In other words, "lead, follow or get the hell out...

In other words, "lead, follow or get the hell out of the way."
Forum: Safety 2008-02-25, 8:40am
Replies: 41
Views: 30,503
Posted By MikeAurelius
Didymium as a product is discontinued and for the...

Didymium as a product is discontinued and for the most part no longer available. The suggested filter for soft glass ONLY is AUR-92/ACE.

for fit-overs, try these: To view links or images in this...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-24, 3:18pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
It is neither slander nor libel to list the name...

It is neither slander nor libel to list the name of a studio that does not have proper ventilation. It is neither slander nor libel to list the name of a studio that keeps 20# propane cannisters...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-23, 6:45pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Why not? Part of the mission of the ISGB is to...

Why not? Part of the mission of the ISGB is to develop "best practices for education and studio safety." Where are they after all this time? Or is this one of the mission statements you all would...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-23, 6:40pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Studio certification is about the easiest thing...

Studio certification is about the easiest thing we have discussed over the past couple of days.

National Building Code and National Fire Code as well as rules as adopted by towns, cities and...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 4:50pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Beau -- YES!!!!!!!!! Precisely. It is...

Beau -- YES!!!!!!!!! Precisely.

It is communication.

When this BOR was first developed, there was no allowance for "never taught before" and in discussions with others it was quickly pointed...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 3:47pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Otter -- the second sentence is part and parcel...

Otter -- the second sentence is part and parcel of the first. It fills out the definition and is essentially an allowance for those who are "new" at either teaching or at teaching a technique....
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 3:39pm
Replies: 13
Views: 3,480
Posted By MikeAurelius
NFPA makes no distinction between residential and...

NFPA makes no distinction between residential and commercial/industrial buildings in this regard.

This is direct from the NFPA:



It takes a lot to meet the NFPA definition of impractical....
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 2:11pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,076
Posted By MikeAurelius
uh, wait a minute...are you talking about blowing...

uh, wait a minute...are you talking about blowing a bubble off a tube and blowing it out so far it pops and then glass "paper" starts flying about?

If so, that is about the single most dangerous...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 2:03pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Otter -- no, you are not (yet) a PITA, but you...

Otter -- no, you are not (yet) a PITA, but you are keeping a very narrow focus, and not taking into account the next sentence. I'm asking that teachers who are either new to teaching or teaching a...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 1:43pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
William, I'm brave, but not THAT brave...you...

William, I'm brave, but not THAT brave...you think I started a firestorm with this thread...LOL, I'm so not going there...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 12:37pm
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
Otter, please read the very next sentence!!! ...

Otter, please read the very next sentence!!!



All that I'm saying here is that it is incumbent on the teacher to inform the student(s) that he/she has not taught very many classes or is...
Forum: Safety 2008-02-21, 10:35am
Replies: 257
Views: 56,026
Posted By MikeAurelius
WOO HOO MARY!!!!!!!!!!!! <applauds>

WOO HOO MARY!!!!!!!!!!!! <applauds>
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