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  • #16
    By the time you feel it start burning, it is already too late. Grab some ice, rub it on and get back to work. It will be worse the next day, so put some triple antibiotic on it especially if the skin breaks.
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    • #17
      Originally posted by shovelon:288273
      By the time you feel it start burning, it is already too late. Grab some ice, rub it on and get back to work. It will be worse the next day, so put some triple antibiotic on it especially if the skin breaks.
      What he said, for the antibiotic I normally use Neosporin. I dislike the vasoline base of most antibiotics.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by JSFAB View Post
        "Sunburns" is a sign of an amateur.
        Hahaha, that statement brought back some memories.
        A shop I worked at hired this "welder", he claimed he was experienced at GMAW and GTAW, not too mention he knew pretty much everything else there was to know... according to him. Anyway it was a warm summer day and he's going to start welding up a project with the upper part of his coveralls tied around his waist. The problem was he's wearing one of those large mesh sports shirts. One of the guys mentioned to him that he should cover up, he assured us it was ok he does this "all the time". Um yeah after welding on and off all day like that he didn't make it in the next day. Apparently his dad went to the hospital with heart problems, being the nice guys we were we thought we'd send some flowers... but none of the hospitals had anyone registered with that name.
        I think he came back to work one day that week and that was pretty much his career with our shop.
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        • #19
          Welding Burns?

          I worked with a fellow air lancing holes in large diameter shafts. (18" diameter) When I hear this blood curdling scream! A very large blob of molten slag went down between his shirt and bibs and stopped at the base of his **** and burned through his scrotum. He was off work 2 months but fathered another child a few months later. Moral of the story is " I bought leather welding pants the next day, they are very heavy but over head welding on your back, in a hole, they work.
          For small every day burns I use scabs.....

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          • #20
            I used to reference a couple choice words & when it was real bad I'd do a ceremonial dance around the shop, sometimes rapidly kicking off a boot or tugging on the affected area of clothing. Then I'd take a deep breath & resume welding.
            Since switching to TIG I've eliminated most of that stuff.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by c wagner View Post
              Hahaha, that statement brought back some memories.
              A shop I worked at hired this "welder", he claimed he was experienced at GMAW and GTAW, not too mention he knew pretty much everything else there was to know... according to him. Anyway it was a warm summer day and he's going to start welding up a project with the upper part of his coveralls tied around his waist. The problem was he's wearing one of those large mesh sports shirts. One of the guys mentioned to him that he should cover up, he assured us it was ok he does this "all the time". Um yeah after welding on and off all day like that he didn't make it in the next day. Apparently his dad went to the hospital with heart problems, being the nice guys we were we thought we'd send some flowers... but none of the hospitals had anyone registered with that name.
              I think he came back to work one day that week and that was pretty much his career with our shop.
              that guy was just plain dumb...

              But I doubt that there is any weldor out there who has not gotten a UV burn.... sometime during their career....

              TIG welding around shiny Aluminum or Stainless Steel structures are particularly prone to reflect light into areas that otherwise might be considered out of danger...

              so you really have to be careful to make sure that all areas are well protected...

              One common burn is from light bouncing off the chest under your helmet and sunburning under the chin...

              learned my lesson on that 40+ years ago............ having a soft leather flap velcroed onto the bottom lip of the helmet helps to prevent that...
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              • #22
                UV is An Issue..

                I am always amazed when I see those motorcycle and hotrod shows... where they are happily TIG/MIG welding along without protective gear or even gloves....

                they may not feel the effects for another 20 or 30 years... then that high intensity UV exposure may start to come home to roost, especially for the fairer complected folks..

                It is not enough to dismiss it as a Rookie problem... as any of us could be inadvertantly exposed... that goes for arc flashes to the eyes as well..

                interestingly it happens pretty frequently when you have multiple welders working in close proximity..

                So we all need to be careful...
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                • #23
                  2 shots of tequila and call me in the morning
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                  • #24
                    Some of the old timers , say that the bad burns turn into cancer later in life ?

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by H80N View Post
                      I am always amazed when I see those motorcycle and hotrod shows... where they are happily TIG/MIG welding along without protective gear or even gloves....
                      That's the truth!!!! You see that every time you watch American Chopper.
                      Nick

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Paul S View Post
                        Some of the old timers , say that the bad burns turn into cancer later in life ?
                        I knew a couple of old welders that left us because of a type of skin cancer (Melanoma)..

                        good guys.. they did not leave peacefully... a terrible painful way to go...

                        thankfully there are fentanyl patches these days to put them in twilight...

                        here is an article on stage 4

                        http://www.buzzle.com/articles/stage4-melanoma.html

                        it is listed as a rare cancer but the incidence is skyrocketing amongst welders, sunbathers and outdoor workers who are exposed to excessive direct sun..where do you think the sunblock panic comes from?? the incidence of all types of skin cancers is on the rise...

                        This is the reason I put the caution in my posts on this thread..


                        Here is medical background that explains the relationshiop between UV overexposure and skin cancer...

                        http://www.skincancer.org/prevention...nd-skin-cancer
                        Last edited by H80N; 06-21-2012, 06:37 PM.
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                        Millermatic 350P w/25ft Alumapro & 30A
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                        • #27
                          Silvadine cream is great if you can get it
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                          • #28
                            I will second the suggestion of the silverdine cream. It works great on burns.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by killdozerd11 View Post
                              Silvadine cream is great if you can get it
                              Here is the info on it..

                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_sulfadiazine

                              http://www.silvadene.com/

                              expensive but good stuff when needed... cost and comparison...

                              http://www.healxmedical.com/Healx%20...son%20Cost.htm

                              looks like it requires a scrip...
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                              Buy the best tools you can afford.. Learn to use them to the best of your ability.. and take care of them...

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                              Millermatic 200

                              TONS of Non-Blue Equip, plus CNC Mill, Lathes & a Plasmacam w/ PowerMax-1000

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                              • #30
                                SHH

                                My ex girlfriend was ER nurse Brought me home a tub of it
                                yes you need a script for it

                                Kept it in the ice box for a long time it works great and it keeps for a long time too just keep it refrigerated with the lid on tight

                                Nothing better than putting it on a burn when cold
                                Backed my CATMA over your CARMA
                                OOP"S clumsy me

                                What would SATAN do ??

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