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Old 05-25-2020, 08:35 PM   #1
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How do you feel about having to wear facemasks on the job?
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Old 05-25-2020, 09:05 PM   #2
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I hate it, especially because anything other than an N95 mask is worthless, and those are impossibly to find now. Wearing cloth or a surgical mask is as good as wearing nothing for a virus with a 99.9% survival rate.

Furthermore, if you're on a site with mandated safety glasses, you spend the day looking at fog. Also, it makes communication difficult, especially on loud commercial sites. I think they create more hazards then they are purported to mitigate.
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We do service and repair, and it doesn't bother me a bit. It makes me money and secures me jobs at the moment.

Does the mask do much for actual protection? Maybe, maybe not. But it has great psychological value, and creates in the mind of certain customers that you care for them.
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I’m not required to, I just do it out of respect for my customers.


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I hate it, especially because anything other than an N95 mask is worthless, and those are impossibly to find now. Wearing cloth or a surgical mask is as good as wearing nothing for a virus with a 99.9% survival rate.

Furthermore, if you're on a site with mandated safety glasses, you spend the day looking at fog. Also, it makes communication difficult, especially on loud commercial sites. I think they create more hazards then they are purported to mitigate.
Its like wearing a hard hat in the middle of a field. Useless but required so its a waste of time complaining about it.
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Don't wear one. Not required, as we're usually by ourselves 99.5% of the time. The remaining time we are managing it. It's tough to stay 6' apart on some jobs..
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Its like wearing a hard hat in the middle of a field. Useless but required so its a waste of time complaining about it.
Wearing a hard hat in a field serves a purpose. Hides the need for a haircut and protects from the sun or rain.
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There are many articles about over 60% of N95 face masks failed to meet standards. Some only filtered out 20% and not the 95% as it is supposed to. They could give a false sense of security. Think of the front line workers thinking that they are protected. How many got sick because of these defective masks?
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Wearing a mask in public is to prevent the wearer sneezing or coughing and spreading the virus to others. Keeps the snot and droplets near the wearer instead of shooting across the room. It is not to prevent you from catching the virus.

A 95 mask, properly fitted is to prevent the wearer from catching a virus in controlled situations, think healthcare or public safety workers. I had to shave my long time beard to get a good fit during respirator training.
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It really isn't about masks. It's about the fear and paranoia that our so-called leaders have instilled in the masses. When I see people driving cars alone with masks on, I realize that I'm living in a society where a large percentage of the population are lunatics, zombififed, or have completely checked out mentally.
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There are many articles about over 60% of N95 face masks failed to meet standards. Some only filtered out 20% and not the 95% as it is supposed to. They could give a false sense of security. Think of the front line workers thinking that they are protected. How many got sick because of these defective masks?
That mask might have failed to stop all contaminants from entering. But if everyone in the room is wearing a mask, there will be less risk in the air.
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It really isn't about masks. It's about the fear and paranoia that our so-called leaders have instilled in the masses. When I see people driving cars alone with masks on, I realize that I'm living in a society where a large percentage of the population are lunatics, zombififed, or have completely checked out mentally.
Maybe they are going from one store to another, and instead of taking the mask on and off, they choose to leave it on.

The less a mask is removed and adjusted, the better off a person is. Taking the mask on/off only serves to cross contaminate.
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Taking a syringe filled with 40 different poisons is another good way to cross contaminate yourself.
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It really isn't about masks. It's about the fear and paranoia that our so-called leaders have instilled in the masses. When I see people driving cars alone with masks on, I realize that I'm living in a society where a large percentage of the population are lunatics, zombififed, or have completely checked out mentally.

PPE alleviates fear and paranoia.
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A virus, by its nature, is small......very small. If a face mask were made to stop it completely, you wouldn't be able to breathe through it.

I doubt if face masks do much of anything to stop the spread so my conspiracy theory is this; I believe that the face mask thing is intended mostly to see just exactly how many people will blindly believe whatever the government tells them.

Looking back, I firmly believe that the nationwide 55 MPH speed limit foisted on us in the 70s had 2 purposes;

1) To see how many people would obey an obviously ridiculous law.

2) To raise funds and thus give government even more ability to abuse us.

Ok, flame on........
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The size of the virus itself doesn’t matter when the virus is being transmitted through droplets that it’s encapsulated in. And the masks are helping to limit the spread of those droplets.
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A virus, by its nature, is small......very small. If a face mask were made to stop it completely, you wouldn't be able to breathe through it.

I doubt if face masks do much of anything to stop the spread so my conspiracy theory is this; I believe that the face mask thing is intended mostly to see just exactly how many people will blindly believe whatever the government tells them.

Looking back, I firmly believe that the nationwide 55 MPH speed limit foisted on us in the 70s had 2 purposes;

1) To see how many people would obey an obviously ridiculous law.

2) To raise funds and thus give government even more ability to abuse us.

Ok, flame on........


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Speaking of sheeple, You out stompin for Sleepy Joe yet Dan?
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Maybe they are going from one store to another, and instead of taking the mask on and off, they choose to leave it on.



The less a mask is removed and adjusted, the better off a person is. Taking the mask on/off only serves to cross contaminate.
I agree. It's easy to make judgements without all the facts. I don't disagree with the paranoia though. Everyone is wired differently.

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See, how many theories and opinions did we get in just 18 posts? The so called experts and our wonderful fake news outlets have twisted this thing around to the extreme. Since I wear glasses and any mask I have tried kept me completely fogged up (And how safe is that when you are constantly having to work on circuits that are hot?) I'm glad that None of the trades here are wearing them, at least on any of the projects I have been on. If I get infected with COVID-19 I will let you know... Well, that is if Rose's hasn't hauled me off.
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