Safety?? We don't need no stinking safety...

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Safety?? We don't need no stinking safety...

Post by zzyzzogeton » Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:41 pm

Human ingenuity is amazing - both in what it can accomplish, as well as how it can override common sense.

Let's see your "Safety Last" pics....

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Post by jmh58 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 12:01 am

As a retired house painter. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. I am sure I did something’s that were just a bit questionable. 🥴
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Re: Safety?? We don't need no stinking safety...

Post by Samb » Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:23 am

Hold my beer and watch this. Always ends bad.

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Post by edge213 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 2:44 pm

I don't have pictures, but 34 years on the FD we did some pretty crazy things to get the job done.
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Post by CluelessNick » Mon Jan 17, 2022 4:24 pm

I worked in a large national brewery for 33 years. True story. When I started in 1978 there was one guy whose main job was to make sure that the 2 kegs of beer in the lunchroom never ran empty. Some of the old timers would start drinking at 7:30am before the shift started and go all day like that. Craziest thing I had ever seen. Safety was not the main priority in those days. Things changed drastically in later years. Strangely enough, it almost seemed like we had fewer injuries before the drinking was banned.
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Post by mrwatch » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:10 pm

Samb wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:23 am
Hold my beer and watch this. Always ends bad.
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Hold my beer.

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Post by Mumbleypeg » Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:27 pm

I think I’ve posted this before, but I have a 1949 FarmAll tractor which has open pulleys and belts (no guards of any kind). It has the original paint and no, none, nada safety warning stickers anywhere. My newest tractor is a 2013 John Deere. It has warning stickers everywhere. So many in fact that they’re useless - no one would read them as they’re just “noise”. Kinda like not seeing the forest due to the trees.

My theory is soon manufacturers will not have to paint farm equipment at all, because every visible surface will have a safety warning sticker! ::doh::

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Post by treefarmer » Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:26 pm

This was 5 months after I had my left knee replaced and 1 month before I had my right hip replaced. Miss Joy fussed about me doing this but I needed to fix a problem. Several folks commented it wasn't safe. ::shrug::
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Post by cody6268 » Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:24 pm

I try to wear the proper safety equipment, but I don't go overboard.

We used to have to use the bucket on the tractor a lot when changing the bulbs in the floodlights.

Dumbest thing I've done--er, where to start. With about three quarters of them, I'm surprised I did not injure myself or others. Last year, we had a spring break in the garage door opener. We had to get in there to get the vehicles out, and we had locked and blocked the side door to keep people out. I ended up having to force the door up with a bumper jack, and then scotch it with a milk crate. I then crawled under it. It didn't hold open when pulling the emergency rope, so finally, the repairman from the place that put it in got it up to get the cars out.

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Re: Safety?? We don't need no stinking safety...

Post by edge213 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:45 am

treefarmer wrote:
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:26 pm
This was 5 months after I had my left knee replaced and 1 month before I had my right hip replaced. Miss Joy fussed about me doing this but I needed to fix a problem. Several folks commented it wasn't safe. ::shrug:: 2014-11-21 001 007.JPG
Why are long extension ladders made? To use, I think. We had one at work that had a set of wheels on the top section so you could ease it up a wall. It was 36 feet tall when extended, took 2 and sometime 3 fellers to stand it up. We've had to tie them off and stabilize them on many occasions. Climbed a few that were not leaning against anything except a couple of competent co-workers. I never minded working from a ladder or scaffolding when I was gainfully employed.
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Looks perfectly safe to me ::hmm::
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Re: Safety?? We don't need no stinking safety...

Post by Rdubya21 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:58 am

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Best safety stickers !

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