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What happens when people start to pretend they’re immortal? Not just any people, but those who work in potentially dangerous or even hazardous circumstances. Think of construction workers, crane operators, bridge painters… disregarding the most basic health and safety regulations. Or maybe, even worse, having to work under such conditions due to their apathetic employers.

Nothing good comes out of this, let me tell you. The legendary subreddit OSHA has set out on a mission to educate people about staying safe at work by showing what incidents lurk around the corner. It also has a touch of humor, so it’s not all that serious, but one thing is clear: “Safety First!” people!

Scroll down through our new batch of selections from the community and be sure to check out our previous features on OSHA here, here and here.

#1

New Job. The Guy Showing Me What To Do Climbs Into A 2500 Gallon Mixer To Clean It

New Job. The Guy Showing Me What To Do Climbs Into A 2500 Gallon Mixer To Clean It

There's no lock out tag out and nothing about the confined space. I told him they can fire me if they expect me to climb in there

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#3

I Used To Work At An Auto Shop, This Was One Of The Lifts For Vehicles

I Used To Work At An Auto Shop, This Was One Of The Lifts For Vehicles

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Every employer’s duty is to provide a work environment for its employees that’s up to date and in compliance with state and local regulations. That means that most often, employers and HR rely upon the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue guidance. Another important source of rules and guidance for companies is the ones issued by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and any of its state divisions, like Cal/OSHA.

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#5

The Ladders Are Ratchet Strapped Together

The Ladders Are Ratchet Strapped Together

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know when you see a picture and you get that tingly feeling in your calves? I just had those :D

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#6

How Many Companies Do This Lol?

How Many Companies Do This Lol?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Good to see the worksite is still living in the dark ages, assuming wearing pink makes you less of a man.

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Every year, OSHA unveils the Top 10 OSHA violations. The most recent list was announced on Oct. 12, 2021 during the 2021 NSC Safety Congress & Expo event in Orlando, Florida, and unsurprisingly, this list hardly changes. This may feel like a broken record that keeps on playing, but it’s still vital to proactively identify hazards and train employees to work safely and minimize risks at all times.

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#7

Come With Me, And You'll Be, In A World Of OSHA Violations

Come With Me, And You'll Be, In A World Of OSHA Violations

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Rabbit Carrot
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Son of the soil there looks like he’s never read a safety code book in his life.

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#8

Contractor In Our Company

Contractor In Our Company

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Nathaniel
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can feel the potential hurt in my testicles, just by looking at this pic.

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#9

By Counting The Rings You Can Determine This Tire Is Too Old

By Counting The Rings You Can Determine This Tire Is Too Old

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For the mind-blowing 11th year in a row, Fall Protection – General Requirements maintained its No. 1 position. Fall Protection, 1926.501 has been the number one most cited violation for years even though the fall protection standard is designed to prevent falls. According to statistics, it accounts for just about 40 percent of deaths in the construction industry. This suggests that the majority of fall accidents happen on residential work sites.

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#10

A Truck That Barely Strapped On Its Cargo

A Truck That Barely Strapped On Its Cargo

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To prevent fall injuries and fatalities, it is critical that employers supply their workers with guardrail systems, safety net systems or personal fall arrest systems when working at heights. In addition to just providing proper fall protection, the employer is also responsible for ensuring that all employees are trained on how to properly use fall protection and know when to use it.

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#14

When Your Breaker Keeps Tripping

When Your Breaker Keeps Tripping

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The amount of time it took to find and stack those bricks (plus balance the box on top) might have been better spent actually securing the box.

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#15

When You're The New Guy And There's Not Enough Room In The Truck

When You're The New Guy And There's Not Enough Room In The Truck

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As for OSHA’s top 10 list, the notable changes in 2021 included Hazard Communication (No. 5) falling three spots from its 2020 ranking of No. 2; Ladders (No. 3) rising two spots from No. 5 in 2020; and Powered Industrial Trucks (No. 9) falling two spots from No. 7 the previous year.

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The deputy director of OSHA'S Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Patrick Kapust, urges employers and workers to review this list of violations and assess their own workplace. “Employers need to make sure their employees are protected. The Top 10 tells us what OSHA is finding over and over again on a routine basis. Employers, use the list as a tool to assess your own workplace,” Kapust said.

#16

Safety Warning In A Hospital

Safety Warning In A Hospital

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Alexandra Davis
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't have arm rest guards on my manual wheelchair and have never had this happen. You've got to be very stupid and bendy to be able to do this!

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#17

Ladder To Hell, I'ma Right?

Ladder To Hell, I'ma Right?

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Are those coffin carrier dancers on the balcony? I'm wondering if that's a humorous photoshop

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#18

Been Nervously Watching These Two Maniac Roofers On Ladders Across The Street While Working From Home Today

Been Nervously Watching These Two Maniac Roofers On Ladders Across The Street While Working From Home Today

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#19

There's A Story Behind Every Sign

There's A Story Behind Every Sign

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#20

Who Needs Ladders?

Who Needs Ladders?

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#21

I Think This Belongs Here

I Think This Belongs Here

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#22

Its A Technical Term

Its A Technical Term

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#23

That’s Sure Not Going To Roll Sideways Anywhere

That’s Sure Not Going To Roll Sideways Anywhere

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When you tell the new guy "put these blocks on both sides of the tire"

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#24

Partner Walked Right On It And Fell Through It

Partner Walked Right On It And Fell Through It

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#25

It Works Till It Doesn't

It Works Till It Doesn't

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I once saw a question, "Why some plugs have holes on the prongs?" Now I know why.

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#26

Lemme Squeeze Right In There

Lemme Squeeze Right In There

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#27

Contracting In A Building In Melbourne, We Had A Fire Alarm Test This Morning And These Bins Appeared Around An Hour Later

Contracting In A Building In Melbourne, We Had A Fire Alarm Test This Morning And These Bins Appeared Around An Hour Later

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#28

Nothing To See Here. Move Along

Nothing To See Here. Move Along

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#29

The Way My Sister's Husband Manage His House's Electricity

The Way My Sister's Husband Manage His House's Electricity

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#30

Every Problem Can Be Resolved With A Finite Amount Of Chairs

Every Problem Can Be Resolved With A Finite Amount Of Chairs

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#31

Just A Little Boost To Reach This Gas Station Roof

Just A Little Boost To Reach This Gas Station Roof

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#32

Gotta Make Sure That Ladder Is Extra Secure

Gotta Make Sure That Ladder Is Extra Secure

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And if he drops it and it goes through a windscreen or someone drives over it you know he’ll be blaming everyone else.

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#33

In Case Of Fire, Grab A Sword And Don't Let The Monsters Escape

In Case Of Fire, Grab A Sword And Don't Let The Monsters Escape

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

its a push door so you can still get out fast but still irresponsible and illegal

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#35

Clogged Dryer Vent, Only Removed Cover, Didn't Pull Any Lint Out Yet

Clogged Dryer Vent, Only Removed Cover, Didn't Pull Any Lint Out Yet

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#38

Driving Behind A Commercial Pickup Truck With No Bed Door Carrying Unsecured Loose Debris

Driving Behind A Commercial Pickup Truck With No Bed Door Carrying Unsecured Loose Debris

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's a multi-lane highway, can't you move around it? I know I wouldn't be staying behind it - but I've seen Final Destination.

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#39

Step Ladders Are Overrated

Step Ladders Are Overrated

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#40

Pour Yourself A Coffee, There's A Bit To Digest Here

Pour Yourself A Coffee, There's A Bit To Digest Here

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#41

Tell The Firefighters To Bring Their Chainsaw

Tell The Firefighters To Bring Their Chainsaw

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2 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s poorly maintained and probably against the law to leave a tree growing through it. However, nobody is in danger here. It’s a valve for a sprinkler system and the fire department would only need to turn it off (not on) once the fire was under control. They also have to be chained up by law (it’s chained up into an ON position to make the sprinklers work).

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#43

Another Day In The Military

Another Day In The Military

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#45

Minot North Dakota Goes Hard

Minot North Dakota Goes Hard

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is actually fine. Top ladder is fixed to the construction and lower has attachment hooks. The only problem is length of it which is compensated by the vehicle.

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#47

Our Toolbox Sheets Come Pre-Filled Out. Everyone Is Fit For Duty, All The Time, No Matter What

Our Toolbox Sheets Come Pre-Filled Out. Everyone Is Fit For Duty, All The Time, No Matter What

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Alethia Nyx
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How do we know this isn't just the first or last sheet of a stack, the example that shows how it should be filled out.

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#48

Who Needs To Strap Down A Load?

Who Needs To Strap Down A Load?

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Aileen Grist
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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I remember when a guy carrying sheet metal slammed his brakes on (1970s UK) and it wasn't fastened down - went straight through the cab, cutting the 2 guys in there in half.

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#49

Installing Solar Panels. One Guy Has A Harness But Isn't Tied Off, The Other Has No Harness. The Rope Is For Attaching To The Panels, But Is So Long That The Panel Would Hit The Ground

Installing Solar Panels. One Guy Has A Harness But Isn't Tied Off, The Other Has No Harness. The Rope Is For Attaching To The Panels, But Is So Long That The Panel Would Hit The Ground

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2 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah roofers don’t live with the same rational fear of falling to their deaths like the rest of us ground people.

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#50

Check Insurance Before Hiring Contractor

Check Insurance Before Hiring Contractor

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