Occupational Safety isn't a joke. If you're fixing an AC compressor on the ledge of the 28th floor with no harness, you're just inviting trouble over, and risking not only your life but ending up on the r/OSHA subreddit as well.

This online community is made up of 725,000 members who are constantly reminding one another to follow safety regulations by posting pictures of people who didn't. And I have to say, it's working — these disasters in the making were so bad, scrolling through them made me put on a helmet before changing the lightbulb in my bedroom and getting inside a hazmat suit just as I was about to take out the trash.

#1

I Think My City Ordered Their Cones Off Of Wish.com

I Think My City Ordered Their Cones Off Of Wish.com

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Aski Markup
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3 months ago

Awww, they're so cute ❤️

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One of the moderators of the subreddit, -eDgAR-, said it is above all a subreddit that is meant to be lighthearted, where you come for a laugh at how ridculous some people can be. "It's not meant to be a place for serious discussions about safety, although, often times comments can actually get into great analysis about the issues shown in posts, which is grea," they told Bored Panda.

#2

Emergency "Exit" In A Friend's Office Building. First Time They Opened It Was During A Fire Alarm

Emergency "Exit" In A Friend's Office Building. First Time They Opened It Was During A Fire Alarm

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Tracy Barnwell
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3 months ago

“In case of fire, sit here on the floor and cry in an orderly fashion.”

Vic
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3 months ago

Uh oh.. some one the cables in the Matrix again.. preparing for Matrix 4, I bet..

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Francis
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3 months ago

maybe you have to tick certain stones with your wand to open it :D

Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
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3 months ago

HEY YOU STOLE MY JOKE!!! *pouts* Good one tho

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A Jones
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3 months ago

Wait, there's only one way out of this! "Hey, Koolaid!"

Bacony Cakes
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3 months ago

"Man, all this shovelling coal makes me thirsty" *CRUNCH* "OH YEAH!" "What have you done?" *titanic theme song*

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Mary Peace
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3 months ago

Someone should be FIRED now.

I'm a makeup addict
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3 months ago

yeah, this is a DANGEROUS work fail... if there was a fire or something, then people would probably die or get severely injured.

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Becca Gizmo the Squirrel
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3 months ago

That green sign does not say exit, it's a pic of a guy running toward a wall, so I guess technically it is accurate.

JessG
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3 months ago

Just hope that the fireman is actually Kool-Aid man

Purr·maid
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3 months ago

Looks like we're all gonna die!

Grant Barke
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3 months ago

That's so Superman can make his spectacular entrance during emergencies.

Mommyofboth
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3 months ago

Reminds me of where I used to work. None of the sprinkler systems were connected to a water source and all the fire extinguishers were located in the hall. We are a secured office due to PHI and had to have keys to enter. No one had keys to the front door except management and we had to walk down a hallway, about 60 feet, to come in the back. The extinguishers were also expired. When it rained, we could hear the rain splashing down something, it was relaxing until you realized you were sitting in the center of the building.

Eemeli Saarelainen (Molter)
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3 months ago

Many buildings have a rain duct in the middle so that's not necessarily a bad thing to hear. Otherwise, sounds like a major accident waiting to happen.

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Falcon
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3 months ago

The sign doesn't lie tho. A white square that way. Nobody said the white square can't be a brick wall xD

𝓣𝓲𝓬𝓬𝓲 𝓣𝓸𝓫𝔂
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3 months ago

Ur right

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Tim Douglass
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3 months ago

Triangle Shirtwaist Company by any chance?

Gogamash
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3 months ago

I guess that's more or less a horror discovery during an emergency

Gareth Graham
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3 months ago

Evan if the cinder blocks weren't there this would fail inspection as all fire exits have to open outwards

M O'Connell
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3 months ago

I think the fail is definitely the person who put the emergency exit sign up. This is definitely an entrance-door.

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chaitu cherry
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3 months ago

sorry mario....your princess is in another world............

Mr. Whatshisface
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3 months ago

This is why sledgehammers should be permitted in offices!

Allen
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3 months ago

They obviously never had the safety inspector to their building even once ever, because he would've never overlooked that.

Caroline Overill
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3 months ago

Where I worked we had to check the emergency exit was clear on a regular basis

Analyn Lahr
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3 months ago

Mrs. Winchester's ghosts are at it again.

wyatt hollingsworth
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3 months ago

If you run fast enough, you won't have to deal with the emergency!

Fan-tastic panda
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3 months ago

"If in an emergency run towards the wall and fall into a comma."

Mary Peace
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3 months ago

Not a comma, a coma. Or I'm going to fall into a full stop.

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Leesa DeAndrea
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3 months ago

Wow!

Nicklas Linder
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3 months ago

That emergency exit is for the Kool-Aid man only! Oh yeah!

JoJoReferenceFinder
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3 months ago

You see, the jojo reference here is that the door is now muda, MUDA MUDA! (This account is a satire, Read my bio before you get angry or downvote, please.)

Mary Peace
Community Member
3 months ago

Did they ever have a fire drill? I thought it was a requirement to do them regularly, and this would have been discovered when there wasn't an emergency.

Marco Sorsa
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3 months ago

Run to the wall and cry on it. The crying wall.

Ronnie Beaton
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3 months ago

Obviously it's a glitch in the Matrix.

CharliAnn Olney
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3 months ago

Was it the Architect, the builder or a later renovation?

Deep One
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3 months ago

If you listen carefully you can hear the jingling of bells.

Anna roberts
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3 months ago

2020 strikes again

Gregg Bender
Community Member
3 months ago

Guess you know how valued you are, employees...

Carol Charles
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3 months ago

Woops

Bunny Wood
Community Member
3 months ago

Here is where the bodies pile up...

Downunderdude
Community Member
3 months ago

Ah.

Thalia Lovering
Community Member
3 months ago

This is extremely scary.

Nonie Mosse
Community Member
3 months ago

just... Why?

rabbitsrabbit
Community Member
3 months ago

... at least the bricks matches the walls? Welcome to corporate hell.

KT
Community Member
3 months ago

OMG. In case of fire come to this door and die in fire

Bacony Cakes
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you go to Nova Prospekt Office Building For Anticitizens?

COcO BAMa
Community Member
3 months ago

In case of fire find a chair sit in it and mutter.."This is fine''

Joe Joe
Community Member
3 months ago

At least include a hammer behind door, geez

Soap
Community Member
3 months ago

oh.

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However, if we were to get serious for a moment, there were 5,250 fatal work injuries in the US in 2018, with falls being the leading cause of death. A year before, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported 5,147 workplace fatalities. The United States consistently outpaces other industrialized nations in workplace fatalities: here, the average rate for these incidents has hovered at 3.5 deaths for every 100,000 workers over the past decade while workplace fatality rates in the UK have remained under 1.0 death for every 100,000 workers over the past decade, and under 1.5 deaths for every 100,000 workers on average for the 15 earliest member states of the European Union.

#3

Log Lift (Oregon, 1973)

Log Lift (Oregon, 1973)

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chaitu cherry
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3 months ago

haa nice amusement parkkkkkk

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In the steel industry, for example, several workers die every year from a fatal fall, and the occupation is regularly cited as one of the most dangerous in the US. Even though

Sadly, Mike Wright, director of health, safety and environment at the United Steelworkers union, told The Guardian that all of these deaths are preventable. "I've seen a lot of fatalities where you walk in and you think: 'I can't believe this didn't happen 10 years ago," Wright said.

According to him, fatalities most often happen in shifts where supervision is lacking in cases where routine safety procedures are ignored, such as workers rushing to fix a broken piece of equipment to return to production as soon as possible.

Wright explained that many fatal falls are underreported because of how coroners rule on causes of death. If a cardiac event was included as part of a workplace fall, OSHA will often refuse to code these incidents as workplace fatalities even if the United Steelworkers union argues the victim would have survived the cardiac event otherwise.

#4

I'll Do My Best

I'll Do My Best

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Gin. No tonic
Community Member
3 months ago

Must be joke

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Employers should not only look for ways to eliminate risks and hazards but also use administrative controls, such as proper training, providing personal protective equipment, and creating systems where production pressures, miscommunication, or poor training don't enable something to go wrong where it could cause a worker to get injured or die in the workplace.

Getting back to r/OSHA, -eDgAR- said it is governed by pretty much the same laws as the rest of Reddit. For example, the answer to the question of whether or not a particular post goes go viral often lies in timing. "We don't get a crazy amount of posts like other subreddits and have seen days with only a handful of posts. If you're one of the lucky first chances are you'll get to the top."

If you have anything to submit, the moderator happily invites you to do it! "We love original content and growing as a community," they added.

#5

The Fire Exit On This College Building

The Fire Exit On This College Building

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Ivo H
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3 months ago

That cannot possibly be real, right?

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#6

When I Was Doing Construction I Was Apparently Featured In A "Safety Fails" Site On Pinterest

When I Was Doing Construction I Was Apparently Featured In A "Safety Fails" Site On Pinterest

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

What could happen but a almost certain broken neck with not too small likelihood?

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#7

Construction Of The Dirigible Uss Macon, 1934. Look At Those Ladders

Construction Of The Dirigible Uss Macon, 1934. Look At Those Ladders

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Candace Fitzpatrick
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3 months ago

Ladders aside, this is an astonishing image!

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#8

Absolutely No Ppe In Sight

Absolutely No Ppe In Sight

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Andrew Gibb
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3 months ago

no PPE, but there is the bear necessities

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#9

One Of My Guys Sent Me This Today

One Of My Guys Sent Me This Today

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Tracy Barnwell
Community Member
3 months ago

See-saws are the worst.

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#10

Lawncranemower™

Lawncranemower™

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DC
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd totally do this, and not have an accident. Looks way stranger and more dangerous than actually is...

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#11

A Great Way To Show That You’re Absolutely Loving Your Job

A Great Way To Show That You’re Absolutely Loving Your Job

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chaitu cherry
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3 months ago

self motivation - work properly otherwise you will die

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#12

I Don’t See A Problem Here

I Don’t See A Problem Here

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Nagawa (Cofa) Kishiki
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3 months ago

12 pack Bud Light for $10.99? You're sure?

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#13

Screw It - That's Close Enough

Screw It - That's Close Enough

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Kirsten Kerkhof
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3 months ago

Of all the banners ...

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#14

A Little More To The Right

A Little More To The Right

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Helen Haley
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3 months ago

How did he get up there? How is it holding his weight?

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#15

Fixing Pipes, Egyptian Edition

Fixing Pipes, Egyptian Edition

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Sabse
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3 months ago

Holy.....!

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#16

Ventilated So They Won’t Fog While Spraying Caustic Chemicals. Get Yours Today While Supplies Last!

Ventilated So They Won’t Fog While Spraying Caustic Chemicals. Get Yours Today While Supplies Last!

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MauKini
Community Member
3 months ago

Reminds me of this old lady that lives in my apartment building. She couldnt afford masks so i gave her a few. She cut holes in to make breathing easier...

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#17

Faint Wheelchair Noises In The Background

Faint Wheelchair Noises In The Background

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Gin. No tonic
Community Member
3 months ago

I once saw a guy who had just drilled through the middle of his palm. I couldn't figure out how someone could do such crazy thing. Now I can.

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#18

The Hotel I'm Staying In Is Keeping The Plastic Covers On Its Fire Alarms To Keep Them Newer For Longer

The Hotel I'm Staying In Is Keeping The Plastic Covers On Its Fire Alarms To Keep Them Newer For Longer

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Ivo H
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3 months ago

Probably the same kind of people that never peels display covers off their phones.

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#19

Woodstock 1969 Sound Crew Members Being Craned Up To Their Stations

Woodstock 1969 Sound Crew Members Being Craned Up To Their Stations

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Johnny Rodriguez
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3 months ago

They are high..

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#20

Heater At My Job Site

Heater At My Job Site

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Ivo H
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3 months ago

What could go wrong?

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#21

"I've Done It A Million Times. This Is Totally Safe." - My Coworker

"I've Done It A Million Times. This Is Totally Safe." - My Coworker

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Ivo H
Community Member
3 months ago

I cannot find a way this could be more dangerous.. Maybe some hungry bears waiting on the ground, or the tree being on fire?

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#22

When Tow Trucks Are Too Expensive And A New Paint And Other Minor Repairs Aren't

When Tow Trucks Are Too Expensive And A New Paint And Other Minor Repairs Aren't

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Tracy Barnwell
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3 months ago

I have so many questions...

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#23

This Sight I Stumbled On The Way Back To Work Today

This Sight I Stumbled On The Way Back To Work Today

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Hans
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3 months ago

I would not drive below that...

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#24

Yikes

Yikes

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Tracy Barnwell
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3 months ago

I hope he has the keys...

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#25

A Contest That Nobody Wins

A Contest That Nobody Wins

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Russian Otaku
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3 months ago

That very likely gave permanent harm and took years of their life

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#26

We Had 5-6 People Scrape/Cut Themselves Walking Past This Exposed Thermostat, So We Finally Complained... Came In This Morning To This Solution

We Had 5-6 People Scrape/Cut Themselves Walking Past This Exposed Thermostat, So We Finally Complained... Came In This Morning To This Solution

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Douglas Turner
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3 months ago

Now they just get paper cuts...

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#27

Yeah That Should Be Fine

Yeah That Should Be Fine

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Hans
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3 months ago

It is only bending slightly...

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#28

Right Above The Toilet. Good Thing I’m Not 6’1”

Right Above The Toilet. Good Thing I’m Not 6’1”

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Ivo H
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3 months ago

Well, you never know when you'll need to scratch your head with both of your hands busy...

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#29

Today At Work

Today At Work

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M O'Connell
Community Member
3 months ago

If they aren't doing the 15-year cylinder pressure test, all they do is check that the gauge is in the green anyway.

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#30

Thanks Guys!

Thanks Guys!

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R L
Community Member
3 months ago

Faith? Or stupidity? Nope- definitely stupidity.

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#31

“Move Along, Nothing To See Here”

“Move Along, Nothing To See Here”

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chaitu cherry
Community Member
3 months ago

as per physics its normal

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#32

Stairwell Was A Bit Tight For A Ladder, No Problem Though, My Coworkers Are Always There To Support Me!

Stairwell Was A Bit Tight For A Ladder, No Problem Though, My Coworkers Are Always There To Support Me!

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
Community Member
3 months ago

OooOOOoooOoOoooh my shining moons

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#33

Sharps Container? These People Apparently Never Heard Of One...the Needles Were Poking Out Of The Box.

Sharps Container? These People Apparently Never Heard Of One...the Needles Were Poking Out Of The Box.

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Kel Gal
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3 months ago

Oh hell no.

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#34

Texts From My Manager

Texts From My Manager

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Wassssssup!
Community Member
3 months ago

Duhnahnahnah boss man!

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#35

I Have No Idea How That Piece Of Asphalt Is Still Supporting Him

I Have No Idea How That Piece Of Asphalt Is Still Supporting Him

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Pearl Of the SeaWing RainWings
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3 months ago

That

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#36

No One Is Gonna Fall Into This Hole! There’s A Cone!

No One Is Gonna Fall Into This Hole! There’s A Cone!

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Douglas Turner
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3 months ago

Heavy!

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#37

Took This Photo A Few Years Ago

Took This Photo A Few Years Ago

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Hans
Community Member
3 months ago

Who needs proper equipment anyway

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#38

No Need To Lock Out, This'll Just Take A Second

No Need To Lock Out, This'll Just Take A Second

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Russian Otaku
Community Member
3 months ago

Wtf no

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#39

Fixing An Ac Compressor On A Level 28 Ledge

Fixing An Ac Compressor On A Level 28 Ledge

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Andrei Anghel
Community Member
3 months ago

Singapore?

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#40

Approved Non-Slip Non-Conductive Tread

Approved Non-Slip Non-Conductive Tread

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MauKini
Community Member
3 months ago

Thats disusting. Disrepecting the fish that could have been consumed but now died for nothing.

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