Where in the hell am I?

May 22, 2008

Dressed for success

Filed under: archaeology, archeology, Oklahoma, PPE, safety, survey — John @ 3:33 am

Oklahoma survey gear
Originally uploaded by texasrobo

So this is me in all my safety gear (aka Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE). The hard hat has a styrofoam insert inside so that it resists side impacts as well. It also makes it heavier and more uncomfortable. I’m glad I went ahead and got prescription safety glasses, although the side shields mess with my peripheral vision a little bit. My boots (not in the picture) are about as comfortable as one would expect from tall, steel-toed boots that aren’t really meant for hiking around in. The fishing shirts are nice, and I don’t know why I didn’t get some of those sooner.
Still trying to learn the ropes and get the hang of all the new protocols here. Had a short field day today and only got a small section done. Apparently, access issues have been a big problem, as most landowners would like 48 hours notice before we survey on their land. This is a little more advance planning than normal, but we’ll adjust as best as possible.
Making this short to try and get some sleep, but there will be some interesting stuff soon…

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1 Comment »

  1. […] then a couple of weeks on Survey from Hell, Jr. There’s likely to be more log walks, snakes, general safety nonsense, and maybe a cool site or two! I’ll talk more cogently (and by cogent, I really mean sober) […]

    Pingback by It begins again « Where in the hell am I? — April 18, 2010 @ 11:59 pm


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