Like Bored Panda explained in our first article on this online community, r/OSHA is a subreddit devoted to a really noble cause—reminding people to stay safe at work. It borrowed its name from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and is collecting pictures of folks who are really pushing their luck, trying to deter others from trying similar stunts. We're talking drivers who aren't securing the load, ladders that are tied together using hair and hope, and such intricate wire mazes, even electricity can't navigate them. So get out your safety goggles and keep scrolling, the pics are wild!

#1

Look At The Mama Forklift Holding The Little One!

Look At The Mama Forklift Holding The Little One!

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로희
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3 months ago

Upvoted for photo caption.

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One of the moderators of the subreddit, -eDgAR-, told Bored Panda in an earlier interview that above all, the online community is meant to be lighthearted, where everyone can come for a laugh at how ridiculous 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 great," they said.

"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," -eDgAR- explained.

#2

The Sign I Keep On My Workbench

The Sign I Keep On My Workbench

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engineer_nope.avi
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3 months ago

I need the backstory behind this.

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But even though this subreddit doesn't take itself seriously, its photos do represent a broader problem. 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

I Took This Call Yesterday

I Took This Call Yesterday

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

"I would advise you to leave the building immediately"! What was she expecting - an announcemnt to say that it's just a fire drill and not to bother about it?

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#4

Safety 3rd!

Safety 3rd!

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Teucer T
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3 months ago

Back away slowly... Close door... Take a deep breath... Run like hell.

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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.

#5

‘Bugger’

‘Bugger’

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Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

How??!

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#6

Hello I'd Like To Change A Lamp

Hello I'd Like To Change A Lamp

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

while being a total daredevil

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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.

#7

All Good. She'll Hold, Now Back To Work

All Good. She'll Hold, Now Back To Work

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh my God! This so dangerous! They should have used Flex Tape!

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#8

No, I Do Not Need To Secure The Load, I Will Unload It Soon

No, I Do Not Need To Secure The Load, I Will Unload It Soon

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

You sure will unload it, Buddy. Maybe sooner than you think!

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#9

Happened A Few Years Back, Supervisor Of These Guys Said He Had Done This Technique For Years

Happened A Few Years Back, Supervisor Of These Guys Said He Had Done This Technique For Years

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Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

😳 I am speechless

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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.

#10

Installing An Air-Conditioning Unit

Installing An Air-Conditioning Unit

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Sabse
Community Member
3 months ago

Hopefully his shoelaces are tied.

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#11

On The Brink Of Decapitating Someone

On The Brink Of Decapitating Someone

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

new type of pancake for the breakfast meal

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#12

"Oh Yes Lets Lock The Emergency Stop Button"

"Oh Yes Lets Lock The Emergency Stop Button"

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Teucer T
Community Member
3 months ago

Seriously, though... When you have weird regulations you have to do something. For instance, when regulations say you need to have an emergency stop button for a hospital's emergency generator outside the hospital... And if anyone touches it at the wrong time 50 people on artificial life support will die.

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#13

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

creativity at its finest

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#14

At My Work

At My Work

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troufaki13
Community Member
3 months ago

Door with existential crisis

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#15

I See That Evertbody Followed Safety Rules On Last Nights Shift

I See That Evertbody Followed Safety Rules On Last Nights Shift

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

Well, they didn't stand on the "No Standing Zone", so they thought they *were* obeying the safety rules!

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#16

Longest Ladder In The World, Edinburgh,scotland

Longest Ladder In The World, Edinburgh,scotland

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

This reminds me of that scene in Mary Poppins Returns, when they all climb up to change the clock.

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#17

Meanwhile In Russia

Meanwhile In Russia

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chi-wei shen
Community Member
3 months ago

You can do it the safe way or the Russian way but not both.

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#18

Acid You Say?

Acid You Say?

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Teucer T
Community Member
3 months ago

I give up... Is the problem the fact that someone put their safety glasses here? Or is it that someone decided to take the time to print up a sign rather than clean up the acid that os "literally covering the shelf )?

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#19

Makes My Knees Weak To Imagine Climbing Up It

Makes My Knees Weak To Imagine Climbing Up It

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River Webb
Community Member
3 months ago

they should have used ductile, it would have been WAY more stable

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#20

Holy Cow, How Fast Was He Going Or How Thin Walled Is That Metal Post?

Holy Cow, How Fast Was He Going Or How Thin Walled Is That Metal Post?

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Alexis Alcaide González
Community Member
3 months ago

A combination of collumns A and B, void interior plus forklit's top speed

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#21

Changing A Light Bulb

Changing A Light Bulb

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

"Periscope Up!" tenor.gif tenor.gif

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#22

Bless Him

Bless Him

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

Don't sneeze, don't sneeze, don't sneeze!

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#23

Tree Limb Removal- Oof

Tree Limb Removal- Oof

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 months ago

Let's hope the branch he's cutting doesn't hit the ladder

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#24

Don’t Worry, This Bar Will Help Protect You From The Spinning Fan Of Misfortune

Don’t Worry, This Bar Will Help Protect You From The Spinning Fan Of Misfortune

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Mrs_ Possum
Community Member
3 months ago

LOL, "the spinning fan of misfortune" sounds like something you need to complete a fighting fantasy book. Anyone else ever played those?? 😄 Either that, or some kind of deadly game show 😄

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#25

Nothing Wrong Here

Nothing Wrong Here

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

Nope. Nothing wrong. Everything's perfectly balanced.

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#26

This Eyewash Station Is Legit

This Eyewash Station Is Legit

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cheezydinosaur
Community Member
3 months ago

What the heck is on ...the shower head???? But seriously is that mold?!

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#27

Gravity And Stretch Wrap Should Do It

Gravity And Stretch Wrap Should Do It

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 months ago

Final Destination 2 vibes, anyone?

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#28

It Smells Like B**ch In Here!

It Smells Like B**ch In Here!

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Teucer T
Community Member
3 months ago

If you zoom in, you will notice this is asked because people hang Christmas lights without looking at which end they're got in their hands and don't want to go through all the trouble of taking the whole thing down and starting over.

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#29

When You Got A Lunch Break On A Crane But You're Too Lazy To Go Down

When You Got A Lunch Break On A Crane But You're Too Lazy To Go Down

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Sum Guy
Community Member
3 months ago

That's pretty genius... do you know how long it would take for someone to go all the way down?

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#30

Convenience Outlet

Convenience Outlet

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

For all those times that you want to use an electric razor in the shower!

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#31

How The Other Trade On Site Was Charging Their Batteries

How The Other Trade On Site Was Charging Their Batteries

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SoozeeQ
Community Member
3 months ago

The other plugs look *shocked* (pun intended)

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#32

Using A Heated 2700psi Pressure Washer To Clean Your Boots

Using A Heated 2700psi Pressure Washer To Clean Your Boots

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Ty Stratton-Quirk
Community Member
3 months ago

And your socks. And your feet. And the bones in your feet.

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#33

Anyone Up For Jenga?

Anyone Up For Jenga?

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
3 months ago

It is only light fluffy toilet paper....what could go wrong?

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#34

There Was A Meeting About This....

There Was A Meeting About This....

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Geoff C.
Community Member
3 months ago

I've seen suicide attempts that look less dangerous than these guys

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#35

I Can Almost Reach It!

I Can Almost Reach It!

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Teucer T
Community Member
3 months ago

Love the guy in the pink shirt... "Hey, I'm not the idiot up there, why should I worry?"

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#36

Don’t Worry, I Got You

Don’t Worry, I Got You

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engineer_nope.avi
Community Member
3 months ago

Superman and Idiotman.

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#37

At Least His Eyepatch Is Protecting One Of His Eyes

At Least His Eyepatch Is Protecting One Of His Eyes

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Henny Hana
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3 months ago

He lost an eye to that laser beam machine

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#38

Guess Something Got Stuck In The Wood Chipper

Guess Something Got Stuck In The Wood Chipper

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CowboyHank
Community Member
3 months ago

This kinda looks staged. I'll bet it's locked out. Not very funny though.

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#39

It's Probably Fine, But I've Seen Too Many Collapse To Not Cringe

It's Probably Fine, But I've Seen Too Many Collapse To Not Cringe

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Al Jones
Community Member
3 months ago

"Probably fine" is probably what he said. Famous last words....

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#40

How About A Bmw

How About A Bmw

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Ryan Deschanel
Community Member
3 months ago

Why could not it happen to someone else? Rich people always get the wrong end of the stick, life is so unfair...

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