Safety violations happen all the time, all over the world.
On Fridays, we like to spotlight some crazy (and sometimes funny) safety violations.
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Below is a collection of past #FridayFail violations, Don’t try these in your workplace!
Welp, someone should call OSHA.
He's looking away AND doing his safety squints!
It's a little hard to pull the lever when there's a booth blocking it...
Falls are the #1 cause of mortality in the workplace...
This is the only fire alarm in the facility
What do you call this advanced position?
Because... who needs fingers, right?
You should NEVER store your chemicals next to a fire source...
You can't make this stuff up...
Always be careful when handling a forklift!
This only works if you're carrying something sharp at all times!
Hazardous waste that was abandoned behind a house...
An eyewash station is only useful if you can get to it!
How many violations can you find in this picture?
We're sure there's a better place to perform that...
Don't worry, everyone, he has his safety squints on!
It's one thing to have the proper safety equipment on site, it's another to have it on site and in working condition. This eyewash station is unacceptable.
It's very important to have the right medical supplies on hand. In an emergency, the last thing you want is to be without.
Warning labels provided by the boss - it's actually more a win than fail!
There has to be a better place for the safety shower...
Well, they do have a strap...
So... How do you turn it off?
How many violations can you find in this picture?
That's a great place for the "Safety First" wall sticker!
We found another construction #FridayFail for you!
This one is a special #FridayFail
That doesn't look like water...
Well, that's one way to protect yourself while welding.
What could possibly go wrong?
They make equipment to get to high places so this sort of thing never happens.
So close to being compliant...
Forklifts can be extremely dangerous when not used properly...
This broken fume hood is being held up by the wooden plank... and looks like it hasn't been cleaned in a long time.
Having the proper signage with the proper language is important in every workplace.
It's like he's actually on display...
This one is a little more of a win instead of a #FridayFail, always wear your PPE!
We'll do our best!
The eyewash station has empty oil containers and the First Aid station is inaccessible...
Some sound advice for any workplace!
Holes drilled into the goggles for ventilation!
Can you see it?
Found in a Graduate Electrical Engineering Laboratory
In Case of Emergency Break Ice!
This chemical has been left sitting out for two weeks and is starting to crystallize.
Always remember #SafetyFirst!
Who said fall protection couldn't be fun?
Maybe its time to buy a new eyewash station...
This handle looks like it'd be easy to pull...
I don't think that's how this works...
Don't worry, he looks planted and solid. Everything should work out.
Quick! He's having a heart attack
This is OSHA compliant, right?
Who had this bright idea?
Always properly label all chemicals in a laboratory, whether they are poisonous or not.
Because... water and high voltage areas go together?
If only there was a way to get to high up places...
How many things can you find wrong with this picture?
Newton's First Law...
Practicing his super-squints I see... Always remember to wear the proper PPE!
Someone placed a vending machine in front of the fire alarm...
This seems completely safe! There's a reason they have safety guidelines for forklift use...
We have an ADA Fail for you this week!
A "heater" spotted at a job site. We hope they don't burn down the house they're building!
This #FridayFail is actually a Success! Using the proper PPE saved this hand!
This looks securely tied down!
We have a double #FridayFail special for you this week! Fire exits should always be readily accessible!
We have better PPE than this... but at least he's trying, right?
In honor of the first day of Fall, here's a picture of a fall safety fail!
We hope the machine is properly shut down, isolated and locked out...
These guys have obviously never heard of a trebuchet.
Nice Emergency Fire Blanket installation!
One safety cone should do the trick!
No PPE whatsoever, it's like he's asking to get hurt.
I'm guessing they're walking on a ladder...
Well, who needs an eyewash station anyway?
Can't fix stupid... at least he has a hard hat on?
Idiot Quiz: Which is stupider? The one on the bottom or the one on top?
No need to lockout/tagout, it'll just take a minute or two.
Spotted at a restaurant, foil on an outlet to "keep the grease out."
29 CFR 1910.151(c) states “Where the eyes or body of any person may be exposed to injurious corrosive materials, suitable facilities for quick drenching or flushing of the eyes and body shall be provided within the work area for immediate emergency use.”
LOTO Fail, it sort of works... but not really. There should be a pad lock and a tag.
This ladder fail is a team effort. 43% of fatal falls in the last decade involved a ladder.
This OSHA Compliance Guide was found in a dumpster...
How many things can you find wrong in this #FridayFail?
That plank looks stable...
Proper PPE Should always be used when handling certain equipment, not plastic buckets.
This is more of a Joke than a #FridayFail but We like it anyways!
OSHA? Never heard of it!
A water bottle isn't really the same thing...
That pallet is being held in with one strap...
Don't conduct a sailing contest in your warehouse (or any industrial workplace)
In case of fire, break ice.
The "proper" way to use a chipper...
ALWAYS wear your hard hat!
Maybe you didn't need to put ALL of your supplies on the roof...
We hope this fire extinguisher is out of service...
Source: reddit.com u/kubad313
Just because it may be to cold to use the eyewash station is no excuse.
How many things can you find wrong in this picture?
We have a Holiday Safety #FridayFail for you this week. Don't worry, It's just a decoration.
At least they'll be comfortable when the fire happens and they can't get out.
According to OSHA an employer should:
Provide portable fire extinguishers and mount, locate, and identify them so that they are readily accessible to employees without subjecting the employees to possible injury. [29 CFR 1910.157(c)(1)]
This fire extinguisher is not readily accessible in case of an emergency and is therefore this weeks #FridayFail
Don't end up like this guy. Remember to bring your PPE.
Source: Reddit.com u/GallowBoob
There's a little more to a first aid station than just band-aids... (although this is pretty funny.)
Which came first? The pipe or the door?
Something tells us this isn't what it claims to be...
Where's the fire extinguisher?
He's just painting on a ledge, what could go wrong?
This isn't exactly the safest approach...
"Think Safety, Work Safely" is a great motto.
This fire exit isn't exactly "blocked" but that lock isn't helping.
ANSI recommends that eye wash stations are accessible within 10 seconds.
We hope everyone knows the lock combination by heart.
Does he have enough pallets for his "ladder?"
Welding masks must be in short supply...
Standing on a ladder that is held by a ladder that placed in a gutter
and is held by a guy who is standing on a ladder.
He just couldn't wait....
There's a right way and a wrong way to put a lid on chemical storage containers...
Is that his hard hat sitting there?
Does this look safe to you? We don't think so!
How many safety violations can you spot in this picture?
Because maintaining a working eye wash station isn't important...
Something tells me there's a better way to secure that ladder...
Well, at least it's not a fire exit... close, though.
They must have plenty of other fire exits
Seriously... what is it with fire exits?
A cardboard Box is NOT a replacement for a welding mask!
Remember! Think safety first!
And another blocked fire exit...
Always make sure you can access your emergency shut-off switch.
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