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(Calgary Herald)   With winter coming Canadian oil companies prepare to clamp down on the most pressing safety concern they can think of - bunny hugs (aka hoodies)   (calgaryherald.com ) divider line
    More: Interesting, bunny hugs, Canadians, oil companies, CNOOC, Nexen, oil producers, safety gear, hoodie  
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2013-09-29 08:34:45 AM  
Seems like there's a business opportunity in making PPE-compliant, quality, hoodies.  Sort of like underarmour but for oil workers.
 
2013-09-29 08:42:56 AM  
That's reasonable.
Hoodie gets caught in gear, your head gets twisted off.

On the other hand, it's oilfield trash getting their heads twisted off, so there's that.
 
2013-09-29 08:51:17 AM  
Forget about the cultural BS of who wears hoodies and make it a pure safety issue. Design/find something that is comfortable in similar conditions, is cheap and meets all of your criteria.
 
2013-09-29 09:11:04 AM  
Just send George Zimmerman up there, he will take care of anyone wearing a hoodie.
 
2013-09-29 09:41:26 AM  
Yeah, wearing a hoodie around all of that rotating equipment seems like a pretty dumb idea. Unfortunately, we are required by lawyers to write down everything that might be a bad idea and have it listed in a safety document.
Kinda like the 'no drinking booze at work' rule. Seems pretty obvious, especially if you're working around machinery, but you have to have it written down, otherwise some dumbass will claim that nobody told 'em it was a bad idea.
 
2013-09-29 09:46:13 AM  
You know, when it's below -40 with windchill at night something like a hoodie can be a life-saver.  I'd like to see the numbers on people getting harmed by hoodies.
 
2013-09-29 09:56:56 AM  
Hoodie meet Velcro.
 
2013-09-29 10:16:25 AM  

crab66: Forget about the cultural BS of who wears hoodies and make it a pure safety issue. Design/find something that is comfortable in similar conditions, is cheap and meets all of your criteria.


Long underwear, aka thermal underwear, is a good start.  It can be worn underneath whatever safety clothing the oil companies provide/require, and for some reason it adds more warmth than outer layers of equivalent or greater bulk are able to.
 
2013-09-29 10:29:59 AM  

crab66: Forget about the cultural BS of who wears hoodies and make it a pure safety issue. Design/find something that is comfortable in similar conditions, is cheap and meets all of your criteria.


If only someone would invent a sweatshirt without a hood..
 
2013-09-29 10:32:22 AM  

dolphkhan: crab66: Forget about the cultural BS of who wears hoodies and make it a pure safety issue. Design/find something that is comfortable in similar conditions, is cheap and meets all of your criteria.

If only someone would invent a sweatshirt without a hood..


Then maybe something that could go over the head and ears, but remain tightly fitting. Perhaps they could use the same material that is used in the upper part of socks, but a little thicker. Some day, the technology may exist.
 
2013-09-29 10:40:08 AM  

HotIgneous Intruder: That's reasonable.
Hoodie gets caught in gear, your head gets twisted off.



It's the age-old struggle of toque vs. torque.
 
2013-09-29 10:49:01 AM  
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2013-09-29 11:03:25 AM  
 What next no rings nor necklaces allowed.  When will the insanity end?
 
2013-09-29 11:04:44 AM  

buzzcut73: Yeah, wearing a hoodie around all of that rotating equipment seems like a pretty dumb idea. Unfortunately, we are required by lawyers to write down everything that might be a bad idea and have it listed in a safety document.
Kinda like the 'no drinking booze at work' rule. Seems pretty obvious, especially if you're working around machinery, but you have to have it written down, otherwise some dumbass will claim that nobody told 'em it was a bad idea.


Many claim they drive drunk just fine.

A farker recently claimed that they knew people who drive just fine at .24

So yea maybe we need to write some things down.
 
2013-09-29 11:12:04 AM  

buzzcut73: Yeah, wearing a hoodie around all of that rotating equipment seems like a pretty dumb idea. Unfortunately, we are required by lawyers to write down everything that might be a bad idea and have it listed in a safety document.
Kinda like the 'no drinking booze at work' rule. Seems pretty obvious, especially if you're working around machinery, but you have to have it written down, otherwise some dumbass will claim that nobody told 'em it was a bad idea.


Sounds like that's why we have most laws and rules to begin with. Along with stupid disclaimers on TV and  "do not eat" warnings on kitchen chemicals.
 
2013-09-29 11:36:46 AM  
Only those weirdos in Saskatchewan call hoodies bunny hugs.  Just one more example of those damned wheatbacks invading our province and changing our cultural landscape.
 
2013-09-29 12:36:55 PM  
Why post a link to a mobile version?

For anyone who would like the regular site.

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Ewart+Oilpatch+gives+thumbs+do wn +hoodies/8971381/story.html
 
2013-09-29 01:59:28 PM  

mtbhucker: Only those weirdos in Saskatchewan call hoodies bunny hugs.  Just one more example of those damned wheatbacks invading our province and changing our cultural landscape.


We walk among you...
 
2013-09-29 02:42:40 PM  

mtbhucker: Only those weirdos in Saskatchewan call hoodies bunny hugs.  Just one more example of those damned wheatbacks invading our province and changing our cultural landscape.


Remember, 1/3 of Albertans are from Saskatchewan, and 1/3 are Newfies.
 
2013-09-29 03:20:11 PM  
A bunny what?
 
2013-09-29 04:16:11 PM  

drjekel_mrhyde: A bunny what?


If you are from Saskatchewan you grew up knowing that a hoodie was a bunny hug.  Therefore trayvon martin would have been wearing a bunny hug carrying skittles and iced tea for example
 
2013-09-29 04:32:18 PM  
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//I love my USAF cold weather jacket because the hood is designed specifically to not impair your vision.
 
2013-09-29 05:58:03 PM  
Winter is coming.
 
2013-09-29 08:33:25 PM  
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/wants bunny hug
 
2013-09-29 11:34:33 PM  
Any argument against hoodies can be applied just as well to company issued gear:
Rain jackets (many of which come with hoods) can get caught in equipment and impede peripheral vision.
Coveralls also lose the fire resistant qualities after enough time (in between being covered with flammable substances then washed a dozen times).

Yes, balaclavas and hardhat liners can keep your neck and ears warm, but sometimes being able to take the hood off and on as a guy walks around into / out of buildings and cover, or as the wind picks up and dies down, makes a guy's life easier. And sometimes that makes all the difference.
 
2013-09-30 12:05:14 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: You know, when it's below -40 with windchill at night something like a hoodie can be a life-saver.  I'd like to see the numbers on people getting harmed by hoodies.


There are other ways to keep your head, neck and ears warm without wearing a hoodie.  The article explained the risks clearly.  And in the patch today, it's always about safety.

Disclaimer:  I work for one of the companies named in the article.
 
2013-09-30 12:37:46 AM  

Rodeodoc: JasonOfOrillia: You know, when it's below -40 with windchill at night something like a hoodie can be a life-saver.  I'd like to see the numbers on people getting harmed by hoodies.

There are other ways to keep your head, neck and ears warm without wearing a hoodie.  The article explained the risks clearly.  And in the patch today, it's always about safety.

Disclaimer:  I work for one of the companies named in the article.


Yup, I spend a lot of time in the field, but as a geologist I get to spend a lot of the winter in a nice cushy wellsite shack :)

And the paperwork, can't forget the farking paperwork.
 
2013-09-30 01:26:45 AM  
Having been a mechanic for years, I always pull the string out of my new hoodies and throw it away. Those things are extremely dangerous.
 
2013-09-30 10:04:39 AM  
I wear hoodies at work. I keep the hood tucked under my ppe vest if I'm not wearing it up. Lots of people cut the stitching between the hood and sweater only leaving a few threads holding so it can tear off easily in an accident
 
2013-09-30 02:44:11 PM  

Rob3Fan: mtbhucker: Only those weirdos in Saskatchewan call hoodies bunny hugs.  Just one more example of those damned wheatbacks invading our province and changing our cultural landscape.

Remember, 1/3 of Albertans are from Saskatchewan, and 1/3 are Newfies.


And the other 1/3 are from India or Pakistan. Err, Ontario.
 
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