PSA: Garage safety

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TeneRay, Aug 12, 2017 at 4:47 PM.

  1. TeneRay

    TeneRay 2>4, It's math

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    Seems pretty obvious but sometimes it can be overlooked.

    I was just cleaning carbs with carb cleaner and hit a cavity just right for the cleaner to deflect directly into my eyes.

    Normally, I have all me PPE on whenever I'm doing something hazardous but I'm only human and sometimes forget or get distracted.

    Luckily, I keep a big bottle of saline in the garage for those instances where something gets past the safety glasses. In less than 5 seconds, I was able to get to the bottle and rinse my eyes. It was a struggle since my eyes were wanting to shut on me. Flushed for about 10 minutes and even showered.

    Eyes burned like a son of a gun for about an hour but nearly 2 hours later, I'm feeling better. I like to think the immediate flush helped and also because I had saline instead of water on hand.

    So, just an FYI the next time you're cleaning carbs or using compressed solvents, hopefully this post will remind you to wear your glasses.
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  2. Stasher1

    Stasher1 Been here awhile

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    I've done the exact same thing. It hit a little pocket on the side of the carb, and then right into my eye.


    It sucked.
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  3. RetiredandRiding

    RetiredandRiding Retired to Ride

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    Glad you're okay. I'd still seriously consider heading to an eye doctor on Monday to get checked out... or the ER if anything starts hurting before this.
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  4. SnoDrtRider

    SnoDrtRider I've been lost here before...

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    If I had a dollar for every time I had carb spray, gasoline, bleach, cleaning products, sawdust, etc. in my eyes I would be wealthy. Not to mention dirt, dust, bugs, paint, hot pepper juice, bodily fluids, (don't ask she was worth it)
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  5. SmittyBlackstone

    SmittyBlackstone Adventurer

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