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April 1, 2004 12:30 AM

Broken: Safety signs

Bob Cox sends us two great pointers: the Naval Safety Center's Photo of the Week and Signs of the Times, a PowerPoint file of 29 slides showing various broken signs. Although (I suspect) a couple of the images were edited, most of them appear to be bona fide, laugh-out-loud safety mistakes.


This is quite common, when the guy on top of the ladder needs to move to the left or right, he shouts the direction while leaping up and off the ladder, giving his partner time to move the ladder to the position he will land. Should the ladder cease to become stable, the worker on the ground outstretches his arms and runs in circles around the falling worker's shadow on the ground, hopefully catching him and halting his fall mere feet from the ground. SOP.

Posted by: Scott at April 1, 2004 05:07 PM

I find hanging on the wires until my partner can move the ladder is highly effective.

Posted by: never mind that at April 11, 2004 01:06 AM

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