bravo1102So, would you say that the chosen costume of my main character “Pinky”, is entirely ok as battledress then?ozoneoceanOSHA in the USA, except the Military is exempt.
I don't know Bravo. You can do anything naked I suppose, you just have to exercise more caution. And when I'm around dangerous machinery I myself prefer to be pretty safe.
I'm talking from experience and 30 years of research into military uniform, even to wearing and handling vintage uniforms. Try serving an artillery piece in full British WWII issue Battledress or even desert Khakis or USMC dungarees or BDUs. (let alone running around with fixed bayonets, contrast the posed 8th Army pics with the actual combat footage) I wish I could've get away with a pair of shorts (I need the pockets) helmet, a pair of shoes and ear plugs.
I've also seen lots and lots of guys working with power tools who were not following OSHA regs when it came to wearing the protective clothing outside the goggles, workboots and maybe gloves. It's a choice between heat injury or some scratches and bruises. After a while you don't even notice the scratches and bruises but heat exhaustion… that stays with you.
Thank heavens the military has the cooling off vest and camelback water these days.
If so, that's good to know :)