Proper PPE is required at all times when performing casting operations.
The minimum requirements are as follows:
Layer teh following PPE to conform to “waterfall/Roof-shingle“ model - The concept is that if the metal rains from the sky, your PPE should be layered to shed the metal so that it does not penetrate the PPE and cause injury.
You can never wear too much cow
|Helmet|| Plastic (Standard HardHat), carbon fiber or subtable substitute|
Face Shield can be metal screen or polycarbonate
|Welding Jacket|| Leather - 1pc is recommended|
2pc jackets (detachable top) are ok.
Full front covering smocks are ok too
|Welding gloves||Leather, 16” or 18“|
|Leg Coverings||Leather Welding Chaps or pants|
|Spats|| Spats are for covering chins and the top of boots.|
Excellent if your boots have laces or no leather covers
Also add protection for bumping into tools on the foundry floor
|Boots||Rubber soles, leather uppers, No nylon|
|Respirator||Optional The casting process will create smoke and other potential respiratory challenges. Wear a respirator or K95 if you feel the need|