New hire Ironworker. What should I bring?


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    Anonymous
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    iʹm not sure what to bring with me. i am an ironworker and will be working out side. should i bring my own bootsʔ iʹm a mess. if anyone has worked construction down there and can help let me know.

    #9609
    Anonymous
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    you should try to contract your foreman. were are you going to be workingʔ rpsc should be providing you information including info about the safety boots they provide…..as least they tell nsf they provide them.try your foreman first.been there

    #9610
    Anonymous
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    matt,i agree with been there, you definitely need to ask the folks youʹll be working with/for, as i did before i wintered at pole a couple years ago. iʹm not an ironworker but i am a construction engineer and i didnʹt really think that the footwear selection available at cdc (the clothing distribution center in christchurch, where you will pick up your ecw (extremely cold weather) clothing) was appropriate for heavy outdoor construction. another factor with me at least is that i wear size 15 <ǃ-- s:) -->ʹʹ:)ʹʹ<ǃ-- s:) --> foot comfort is important. in any case, to avoid any uncertainty i packed my own comfortable (and very bulky and heavyǃ) pair of insulated boots, and i suggest you do the same. especially if you are going to pole as i suspect, lots of heavy iron going in there for the spt (south pole telescope) ground shield foundation.unless things have changed they do not need to be steel toed.

    #9611
    Anonymous
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    matt, what you bring will depend on what station you are at and what time of year you are there. if you are going down at mainbody to mcmurdo or palmer, itʹs summertime there and the temps will eventually be above freezing. a good pair of insulated boots should work fine. for the really cold weather, they provide boots, but they are not the most comfortable. mike

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