Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dangerous Job: A Tanner in Morocco

A 17 year old boy apprentices his way through one of the hardest, foulest-smelling jobs in the world.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Overhead Crane Shocker


This mobile crane is holding a machine which weighs approximately 14 tonnes about 300mm off the ground. Wooden blocks, that could have been used to minimise any failure, were within easy reach.

Never work under a suspended load, even for short periods or for minor work, as the consequences of crane or rigging failure can be catastrophic. If you need to work on the load either lower it to the ground or support it on packing, such as timber dunnage.

We have a DVD on the safe operation of cranes; Click here to get it!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Safety Cafe

www.thesafetycafe.com
The meeting place for Safety Professionals

Please join us at the The Safety Cafe! Registration is free, and it's a great place to chat about safety, ask questions, share ideas etc. A really friendly place to talk safety, so please introduce yourself in the 'Introduction' section. Here is a screen shot below. Click on it to be taken straight to the Safety Forum!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Footage of construction of the Empire State Building

This is some archive footage of the construction of the Empire State Building. It's safe to say that none of the work practices seen in this footage would be part of a SWP today!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Mercedes Benz Safety Inventions commercial

A Mercedes Benz commercial from the United States that shows all the things Mercedes Benz have introduced to cars over the years.