I really appreciate all the flowers, but I'm not in yet, last week I took a "work test that was tough" all I'll say is it involved moving sand bags, At 53 I'm no spring chicken anymore and I know I made a few mistakes on it, as I was soooooo nervous and under much pressure to get through this one, so for now I'm just waiting on the phone call.
Originally Posted by augie47
yep its the old Bethlehem plant, Burns Harbor, now Arcelor Mittal
Originally Posted by zog
If your talking about the one in East Chicago, which was the old LTV plant its also owned by Mittal?
Originally Posted by HoosierSparky
And yes I know that these plants are very dangerous to work in, and will require me to always be on top of my toes and on the lookout, I have worked in a few other dangerous industries over the years, from an Iron foundry, Aluminum extrusion/ with remelt and casting, to a very large steel fab shop that built many of the bridge spans across the country and much of the Iron in many tall buildings and airport runways, all can be very dangerous places to work as I have seen many of my co-workers fall victim to very unsafe work environments in years that OSHA only begun to address these problem, back in 1976/77 LOTO was un heard of, and many safety requirements were simply not being enforced, and I too had a wakeup call at a plant that made unwoven fiber products, when we only had a tag out in place, I had a production worker tare out my tag and turn on a fiber blending machine that I was unjamming because he couldn't read what the tag said, it was luckily that it just hit my right arm at an angle that only opened it up without doing much damage, it could have been worse, after that we demanded total LOTO and installed many other safety measures and no longer took safety lightly, afterwords I realized how close I came to loosing that arm and or more, this fiber blender could have pulled my whole body in, if I had had my long flannel shirt sleeves rolled down I would most likely not be here.
I wan't to thank Mike Holt and all the members on here for all the years of of having such a place where we can get together to learn so much as I know I have, I have learned it is so much rewarding to be able to help others as they have helped me over the years, and I hope this will keep on going forever, and even though I might be switching trades alittle, the new things I will have to learn will bring a whole new round of questions to the site so we all can learn together.
Last edited by hurk27; 09-20-11 at 11:58 PM.
Wayne A. From: N.W.Indiana
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