So, today I am joining up on Sawdust and Paperscraps linky Safety Party.
You will now get to see me in all my splendid geeky glory. Feel free to laugh, it's obvious women do not design shop safety gear, otherwise it would be functional and pretty!
The item I wear most often in the shop is my facemask. Wearing glasses, it makes it difficult to find safety glasses that fit properly and comfortably over the top of them.
Some jobs require the safety glasses instead of the face shield. Usually, it is in conjunction with my face mask.
By the way, I LOVE my face mask. I have always had problem with the felt like white papery ones. The full mask does a great job. It is also surprisingly comfortable to wear and doesn't make me feel claustrophobic. Isn't it funny, I can wear that thing but turtlenecks send my anxiety through the roof?
Also, hearing protection is super important. Even though I know some sign language, I don't want to have to rely solely on that. The bad part about the big ear muffs, I can't wear the face shield with it. So I often look like this.
Now that I have my eyes, ears and lungs protected, lets move onto other safety gear. I wear work gloves a lot. They have soft leather palms and are probably the only semi cute item that I wear in the shop.
Ooohhhh.....Ahhhhh....they put flowers on my women's Mechanix gloves! All kidding aside, these things are awesome and going on three years old and holding up great. Love them!
The last thing I am going to show you is knee pads. They make me feel a little like an 80's dancing pop star, but that's way better than dealing with sore, bruised up knees when you are stuck kneeling on concrete, tile or any other completely uncomfortable surface.
Now, if you have hung with me this long, you can fully laugh out loud, because when I strap on all this gear, it makes me feel like I belong in a comic book. I am Tool Woman!
Do The Safety Dance!
Did I make it worth it? Are you laughing at me? I am laughing while typing this. I'm such a dork. So, strap on your gear and join me on over at Sawdust and Paperscraps and laugh at everyone else too!