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Misguided Safety Failures That OSHA Would Disapprove Of

Things need to get done, but sometimes we take shortcuts that result in safety failures of OSHA-defying boldness. Walk around any job site for any length of time and there's bound to be cartoonish moments of dudes climbing into running woodchippers, hanging off dangerous ledges with no safety gear, and strapping together ladders into a horrible yet effective "superladder." Sadly, time is money, and that time gets turned into unsafe maneuvers that would make OSHA cringe. It just sucks to have to be the schlub risking their knees, back and fingers for 12 dollars an hour.

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Safety Failures That Would Have Osha Filling Its Pants

Work in any physical job for a day or two and you'll likely see some OSHA-unapproved moments of safety failure that you may wish you hadn't. Extremely high ladders, improperly handled safety harnesses, unsafe tools and long-past-due fire extinguishers are just a few things one might see lurking around. And that's not even counting the unsafe maneuvers so many people try to pull off daily. Safety first.

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In case you didn't already know, table saws are not something to be messed with. That kickback is gnarly. 

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You might wanna turn your sound down for this one. Anyone who's operated a forklift before is gonna see some glaring mistakes going on here. Number one, even attempting to lift tons upon tons of weight like this with multiple forklifts is already a kinda sketchy move. Things really start to turn when you see those masts not getting tipped back. Crap like this is a decent reminder that the safest place to be in a tipping forklift is inside that damn forklift. Here are some safety failures that would give OSHA nightmares.

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18 Riveting Close Calls Where People Escaped Death by Seconds

You risk your life every time you step out the door. Or even stay at home. Even when you're sleeping. Anyway, these folks are some of the luckiest people out there. You never know how life will roll the dice, but it looks a lot like these people got a second chance that many aren't afforded. If you're in the mood, here are some more nerve-wracking stories of survival.

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29 Safety Failures That Would Give OSHA Nightmares

Ever had a boss that wanted to do something you knew was stupid, like standing on a ladder supported by a second ladder, supported by something on wheels? And you're like "I think this is unsafe" and he's all "this is how we've done it for years and nothing bad has happened, I mean except that one time." Man, screw that noise.

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