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Unapproved Safety Failures that OSHA Wouldn't Like

If you've ever worked in any kind of physical job, not matter how small, you've probably been told to do some spectacularly unsafe garbage. Awkward ladder use, unorthodox building materials, and improper machinery use are the tip of the iceberg for safety fails that would make OSHA faint.

OSHA safety fails | person about to throw a bucket of water at burning electrical cables | person in a hazmat suit painting a wall in midair by standing on a plank supported by two other people stabilizing it
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Unsafe Maneuvers that would Have OSHA Screaming

A whole lot of people brag about the unsafe crap they do and hold it as a point of pride. Sometimes it seems like the whole world is in a contest to see how precarious they get get their ladders and how spectacularly they can fail at safety. If you've ever had a boss that's made you do OSHA nightmare crap like this, welcome to the stupid club, and I guess congrats on being here to read this sentence.

Failures of safety | man standing on a ladder using a chainsaw to cut down the tree the ladder is leaning against | two men carrying a ladder by balancing it around their necks while driving two separate motorbikes
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Safety Fails That Would Make OSHA Faint

Some OSHA regulations seem sort of strict and ridiculous, but some really bad safety fails make you concede the point that some rules are there for a reason. It's non an enviable situation to be in to have a boss who wants you to do some sketchy-ass moves just so you can replace a light bulb, but we've been there.

Safety fails of people in dangerous situations and on high ladders | person sitting on top of a tower of barrels balanced on a forklift in order to reach a street light. man using a circular saw with out any safety equipment with all the sparks flying on another person.
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Safety Fails and Precarious Situations that Would Make OSHA Scream

It's bold moves like these that convince people why women live longer than men. A shout-out to all the bosses who have told us "just do it it'll be fine" or "we've always done it like that" and made us climb backwards up a ladder balancing on piles of oily rags. Anyway here's safety failures that would give OSHA nightmares.

Safety fails and precarious situations that OSHA would fine you for.
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36 Dangerously Convincing Reasons Women Live Longer than Men

Gotta risk it for the biscuit. Well, you don't necessarily HAVE to risk it. Sometimes putting on a safety harness would take an extra 5 minutes and that doesn't seem worth it. Anyway, here are some non-OSHA approved dudes in precariously hazardous situations. And here's some more safety fails if you're interested.

Reasons Women Live Longer than Men
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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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15 Hazardous Job Sites That Are Literally Not Safe For Work

Don't let OSHA find out. Or the union. They'll have a kitten if they saw these places. So much for employee welfare. Some of these solutions to get to hard to reach spots to work are pretty clever. Most are just massive safety hazards waiting for a lawsuit to happen. But sometimes people have a one track mind, and just need to get done doing whatever they need to do, caution and common sense be damned. This guy knows all about when common sense goes out the window.

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