Posted 07 August 2020 - 01:10 PM
What is recommended and what is actually practiced can be two very distinct different practices. Based on individual comfort levels, and environmental awareness.
There have been the occasional BP/ballmill accidents. Most in hindsight, involved non standard mills and or non standard media. Don't try to skimp or get by when building a ballmill. Only use a tefc motor, only use hardened lead media.
Wear some eye protection, glasses or a full face shield. Which ever you choose, they should be adjusted or modified to fit well, and not be easily dislodged. Otherwise they will not protect you.
A really good dust mask or a respirator.
A long sleeve heavy weight cotton shirt, buttoned up fully. Preferably over a lighter, also cotton shirt. Don't wear any synthetic ( flamable/meltable ) based clothing/footwear.
Wear some gloves, heavy weight cotton, or leather.
If static electrical shock is an issue, be aware of it. Make sure you've grounded yourself, immediately before you handle your ballmill. Also a light misting of yourself and ballmill with an antistatic spray is farther protection.
Thats kinda a recommended minimum, I've seen some people wear much less, and others much more, to include. Full FD turnout gear, nomex undergarments, and full face motorcycle helmets.