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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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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.

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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.

Safety failures that OSHA would not like
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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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Via NHRA
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Leah Pruett was able to walk away from a crazy looking crash when the front end of her car collapsed and sent her into the air. The dragster is a stump, but the capsule stayed intact and she was able to give an interview moments later.

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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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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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Dude, seriously? Aren't you worried about your dog or even the plethora of flammable chemicals you're throwing sparks at? There's a fine line between kludging and wanton disregard for safety, this is definitely the latter.

~NSHA

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Proof that the man who builds his home upon rock isn't always the wisest.

~NSHA