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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Do you need or use respirators for this dry bulk product? Had family friends, the dad drove asphalt trucks, etc for 30+ years. He smoked like 4 packs a day, which killed him in the end. Asphalt fumes, didn't help him, probably made it worse....

Their middle son, drove cement mixers for Robertson's here in Calif. for 20+ years..... He was 50 years old when he died of esophagus cancer. He never smoked, chewed etc, at all in his short life. I'm guess he probably, didn't wear PPE much, and breathed maybe too much cement dust at the plants, who knows, just sucked he died so young.....

Known car painter old guys who didn't wear masks all the time, and the fumes of paints n thinners coated their lungs, eventually killing them too. Not being a downer was just curious if you needed to use PPE/respirators.....And Good Luck at your new gig sounds like you will Mr PM

Pianoman's Comment
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Do you need or use respirators for this dry bulk product?

That’s actually something I’ve been wondering about and a little worried about actually. No they don’t require any type of respirator/mask but there is a ton of dust at some of these plants I go to. Most of the time I’m just up in the cab and watch my gauges from there instead of staying outside while I’m unloading but I do have to get out and mess with the hoses a lot so I don’t know

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Do you need or use respirators for this dry bulk product?

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That’s actually something I’ve been wondering about and a little worried about actually. No they don’t require any type of respirator/mask but there is a ton of dust at some of these plants I go to. Most of the time I’m just up in the cab and watch my gauges from there instead of staying outside while I’m unloading but I do have to get out and mess with the hoses a lot so I don’t know

The Shelly Company (in Toledo, Ohio) would 'often times' require Tom to wear a 'Zuit Suit' (sp?) ... depending on product. I wasn't allowed to roll with, those days.

It was some forms of asphalt, mostly 6122 or 3257 . . . there might have been some 'oddities....' as I'm thinking in hindsight.

I'd really look INTO that, man!

Share some LOVE in the MEM day thread, too!

~ Anne & Tom ~

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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The Shelly Company (in Toledo, Ohio) would 'often times' require Tom to wear a 'Zuit Suit' (sp?) ... depending on product. I wasn't allowed to roll with, those days.

It was some forms of asphalt, mostly 6122 or 3257 . . . there might have been some 'oddities....' as I'm thinking in hindsight.

I'd really look INTO that, man!

I’ll ask about it but I haven’t even seen any other drivers (with my company or any other companies) using respirators so I’m sure it’s not required for what we’re doing. We just haul cement powder and that’s it, nothing else. I’m sure all the dust doesn’t contribute to healthy lungs anyhow

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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The Shelly Company (in Toledo, Ohio) would 'often times' require Tom to wear a 'Zuit Suit' (sp?) ... depending on product. I wasn't allowed to roll with, those days.

It was some forms of asphalt, mostly 6122 or 3257 . . . there might have been some 'oddities....' as I'm thinking in hindsight.

I'd really look INTO that, man!

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I’ll ask about it but I haven’t even seen any other drivers (with my company or any other companies) using respirators so I’m sure it’s not required for what we’re doing. We just haul cement powder and that’s it, nothing else. I’m sure all the dust doesn’t contribute to healthy lungs anyhow

You've got the homefront interest 'piqued'also,.. so.. I'll see if I can dig through some of our older stuff... I really DO NOT recall... you may be 1000% right. Tom's scratching his head...in the IIRC (not) style. Aging, gracefully ?!?!

Seriously, I'm going to look . . . I really .. don't recall. Following your COMPANY GUIDELINES is really 'ALL' you can do, to be legal, yes? I wish we knew more here.

Hope you'll learn more as you go, and PLEASE chime in! So MANY of y'all switching up, (ie: G'Town!!!) and the newer pintle hookers are amazing the heck out of me, and many. So many 'vets' of this site, are stepping up and/or over, and no matter, shining !!!!

G'Town went from 'dollies' to 'dozers' in a snap. We're sticking to 'boxes in boxes.'

If any thoughts (or memories) come up, we sure will let ya know.

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: @Daniel B. ?!?!

pps: @aka Daniel Babayev ?!?!

ppps: PJ ?!?!?

Throwing thoughts, more intel (?) maybe!! Pretty sure you're good. . . PEACE!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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