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Morons Who Shouldn't Be Allowed To Drive

Sometimes people don't seem to understand that driving is a cooperative event. That means risky maneuvers like strapping a literal ton of garbage to the roof of your car or dangling a dryer out the back while pushing 70 down the freeway isn't exactly the best way to inspire confidence in the drivers around you. We get to see enough unsafe maneuvers at work, it just so happens people are compelled to do dumb crap on their commute too.

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Forklift certification class was a long time ago, so it's hard to remember if there's a rule saying to not lift a forklift with another forklift in some unholy marriage of forkliftception. If it's not in the rules, they probably just wrongly assumed no one would be dumb enough to try and lift thousands of pounds of moving, extending metal. It's a forklift's right to stay on the ground. The sad thing is that this extremely stupid, non-OSHA approved idea almost works.

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Safety-Failures That Would Make OSHA Weep

Physical work can place us in some compromising positions. It's probably not worth it to straddle two ladders in the wind or pull some OSHA-defying boldness just so you can finish a job 20 minutes faster, but it's everyone's personal choice to risk your life for a few dollars. What really sucks is when you are aware of basic safety standards and your boss says "listen buddy, we've been storing oily rags next to the fritzy boiler for years, so quit being a pansy. Now grease up your hands and plunge them into the crusher." So here's to misguided safety failures that OSHA would disapprove of

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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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The decades-long debate over helmet-wearing can be boiled down to two camps. One side says that helmets are a convenient and statistically proven way to prevent untimely death and brain damage while the other side astutely points out that helmets are lame. While the merits of those diverse viewpoints hold up differently to scrutiny, this Danish PSA for helmet wearing is pretty funny.

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Unsafe Maneuvers That Would Make OSHA Cringe

People are often given a choice to do things the convenient way or the right way. Sometimes the convenient way involves dudes using their bodies as counterweights while one guy dangles over a ledge on a rickety ladder. These OSHA-Unapproved moments of safety failure remind us that the spectacle of doing something the wrong way isn't exactly worth it. While safety failures of OSHA-defying boldness might get things done quick, they also make you rethink risking your life just so your boss doesn't have to pay you for an extra two hours of set-up.

safety failures from jobs and construction that OSHA would hate
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Safety Failures Of OSHA-Defying Boldness

Sure, the get 'er done mentality is an effective way to motivate yourself to complete tough jobs and long hours, but when it's used by your boss to justify lowering you on a backhoe over the side of a cliff, you're entering safety failure territory. Anyone with a physical job is regularly tempted or ordered to take scary shortcuts in the form of safety failures that would make OSHA faint. Gotta admit, jacking a car up with a plastic chair doesn't really seem worth it.

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Unsafe Toys People Remember From The Olden Days

Anyone with a few decades on them can remember a time when toys were heavy, sharp, fast, toxic and scalding. Whether it was a playground slide that would sear the flesh off your palms or a chemistry set that could have made biker crank, people had a different idea of what was considered safe for children. People remember the wildly dangerous activities they participated in as children.

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Safety Failures That OSHA Wouldn't Be Too Happy About

Anyone in an even somewhat physical job has no doubt been told by their boss to pull some death-defying maneuvers. That's not a good thing, but it's also pretty amazing that there aren't more horrible accidents than there already are. We live in a world full of safety failures that would make OSHA faint. Whether it's an over-creative use of ladders or some bone-headed work with the circular saw, there's just tons of OSHA-unapproved moments of safety failure.

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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.

wtf safety failures that OSHA wouldn't like | giant truck flipped on its back | person standing in a barrel hanging from a crane
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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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Street Smarts Tips to Stay Safe Out There

All in all, a lot of this is common sense. Head on a swivel, don't talk to overly friendly strangers at 3 am, and don't walk around with hundred dollar bills poking out of your back pocket. It's sort of surprising how many people don't think about this stuff. For some flirtation with the law, here are things people later found out was illegal.

street smarts tips | datacollect_ct 28.4k points 1 day ago 7 5 3 3 3 E If are any sort confrontation and someone balls their fist and looks away second, or even just looks away second should be prepared possibility sucker punch.
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Brash Dudes Engaging In Risky Maneuvers

This wouldn't be the human experience if people didn't take risks. Some, if not most or all of these particular risks are needless and stupid, but hey, it's hard to stop people from doing stupid risky junk. Every day there are people risking their necks for no good reason, and we get unapproved safety failures that OSHA wouldn't like.

Men doing stupid and unsafe stuff | car with a huge intact trampoline tied to its roof
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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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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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Unsafe Coworker Who Can't Be Bothered on Phone Gets Caught on Phone

This one seems obvious. Anyone who's worked around heavy machinery knows how important it is to be mindful of  your surroundings, yet there's still coworkers out there who can't be bothered to understand how hazardous their own working conditions are. Some coworkers just don't get it, like this Karen who didn't check her email for years. Sometimes it's customers who are a nightmare, like this lady who tried to get a free washer and didn't get her way.

Unsafe and lazy coworker gets caught on phone | r/MaliciousCompliance Posted by asherMorte He's finally gone, and all had do nothing Do know guy at work every one hates rude, obnoxious, lazy one no one quite understands he still has job? Well mines name Bob months Bob "partnered" himself up with with lovely 90/10 split work. Any time called out on he got more and more obnoxious, and if actually possible did less and less work.
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