The idea of occupational health is implored to make sure companies or individuals set guidelines and parameters to promote safety towards ones work. The demand for speedy delivery of service or production of goods should not impair the sanctity of human life. Risk is constant indeed, however risks can be managed and at best can be minimized.
Flirting with accident and or pushing personal safety at the brink is not the way to go. Here are some instances that show the folly of human race when it comes to securing their own or their employees safety.
1 – Single motor should only be used by a single passenger or at most two persons.
In this picture you will notice that a bunch of people is riding the motor bike, there are about 6 adults in this particular picture. Notwithstanding the terrain which almost looks like a hill or a mountain side.
2 – Mr. Cliffhanger is hanging by a branch.
When did stairs ever become old fashioned? This guy thinks that he can cut the branch of a tree with his sharp chainsaw by steadying himself on the tree trunk. I am impressed with the buckles he used on his straps, but why on earth did he not use a stair that provides better stability and trajectory for the task at hand.
3 – Creativity and innovation gone offshore.
Alright, I have to admire the creativity and the innovation involve in this one. Not to mention being able to improvise with the materials available. But what level of stupidity will think of something like this? By the looks of it, the chair at the back without any secured strap is for a child to sit on. You are not only putting yourself in danger but more so the young person you plan to take on a ride with this bike.
4 – A dedicated artist in line of wire.
I can understand that the guy is a genius in finding a spot. But unless you work for the circus and have perfected walking in a wire, don’t ever think of trying to get up there just so you can have the perfect shot.
5 – Teamwork gone amiss.
Construction job is full of dangers. Many workers have died in the line of doing their work in this arena. Look at the gamble this group is taking. This is just plain irresponsible, surely there is another way than build a human ladder like this. Guys, have you ever heard of a pulley?
6 – Line man at KFC joint might as well be your next Kentucky fried man.
Live electricity is a devil business to deal with. A heavily cluttered one is like a death sentence served. The least that we can hope for is that the lines where dead in this case. I shudder to think what happened next to this man.
7 – A whole new level of stable.
Often men have a naïve concept of what is stable. Perfectly demonstrated in this picture is just that. Mounting the stairs on tap of a cart is not damage enough, securing the cart with 4 wheels via a thin rod is just absurd.
8 – The bold man, quite figuratively and literally.
He sure does look happy in this picture, let me see how happy he will be when his bones and ligaments shatter on the ground. Cleaning the air-condition unit is a noble thing to do, just do it right please.
9 – Construction daredevil.
We often see this type of equipment when erecting a building. How safe it can be, only the engineers can answer to that. If this is your job, make sure you pray all the hail Mary you’ve got before climbing that thing.
10 – Basic rule: water and electricity cannot be put together.
We have been thought by our parents that before we touch or plug anything in a socket, we must first dry our hands and or feet. This man must have been wearing earphones when his mum told him so.
11 – The roof calamity.
All of us have had a problem with our roofing. Who gets to fix it is always the question, normally dads or the eldest brother does so. In this picture though, we see a handful of man braving the task. The intention maybe right, but the execution is plain faulty. For heaven’s sake, what are you doing with that stair guys?
12 – A salute to our soldiers, a slap for the foreplay with that thing.
We respect the sacrifices these men do for their country. But sheer foolishness can bring all that sacrifices down in the drain. Never play or attempt to handle an explosive without proper precautions. Also I heard you must be a bomb expert to have a license to do so, if not, just leave it alone.
13 – Wheels are made for humans- with driver’s license.
Your dog can be your best friend. He can even save your life. But definitely, he cannot and should not drive your car.
14 – Air-condition problem part 2.
It is becoming clear to me now that air conditioning unit is the main culprit for human idiocy. You will have the hardest argument to make for me believe that there is no other way to fix it but this. I sure will get a lawyer if I were you.
15 – A comfy ride to hospital bed.
This is a hopeless case. No correct thinking person will do this. You sure can put your mattress at the back of your pick up truck, but to lay on it while the thing is moving? Seriously? This one is just an attention grabber, I’m pretty sure.
16 – A slam catastrophe in loom.
The adult may have an issue with sunrays or he just doesn’t want to leave behind his truck cover. Whatever the reason maybe, there is no excuse to putting the heads of this kids to a possible collision with that huge metal hanging over their head loosely prop up by a strip of wood.
17 – The perpetual case of being possessive.
All of us has an issue with letting go. But when moving, there is where you can use a rope to hang on to your things and tie them in a good knot!
18 – Vandalism on its height.
I didn’t realize that vandalism can be interpreted as an extreme sport. These kids literally move vertical limits to the fullest when they did this. Not admirable at all.
19 – Car killer.
Here is a case where you will be in a car accident without being hit by the car or run over by it, rather because it compressed all your ligaments together until it all explodes. What happened to levers and car repair shop?
20 – Spark (or any fire) should never be next to a gas tank.
This is another classic example of basic rules with fire prevention. This guy must have been sick when taught this in school.
21 – Instances where you should rather hire a nanny.
I know, you big man wanted to help your wife with the kid, but please do it away from those lifts. The little boy has no defense mechanism to protect himself in case you lose grip. You are endangering an innocent child.
22 – Prego and skateboarding, really?
Is there no end to human irresponsibility? It is one thing to endanger yourself, but to put an unborn child at risk. That is utterly disgusting.
23 – Cactus mayhem.
One, how could you possibly end up like this playing golf? Two, bring him to the hospital, you idiot, what do you think you guys doing scrutinizing there?
24 – There is no such saying as “beating the train light” for a reason.
Unless you want to kill yourself, which is a sure way to do so, you wouldn’t dare beat hat train. If in the movies you have seen it possible, in real life the mortality rate is below passing.
25 – Some enthusiasts do it for the adrenaline rush, and some for plain peace of mind.
Either way you risk your life and a great possibility you will end up dead or get your friend dead, so what’s the point? You risk junky will lose so much more when things go wrong.
26 – Glass and weight often goes to shatter.
If you think you are not fat, this is certainly not the gauge to use. If you are thin and trying to prove it, this also may put you at odds, just get a scale people.
27 – Beat the gravity stunt in a construction site.
If you were on Mars, this might actually work. But since we are all here in this planet, a little knowledge about the law of gravity will go a long way.
28 – Ladder tricks.
Unless you are best friends with Spiderman or Superman, or you are a super hero yourself- never try this antics. Save yourself the shame and injury.
29 – Just get a room, weirdo’s!
It must be the excitement and thrill that put them up there, but it will no doubt be gravity to pull them back to earth.
These may sound and look ridiculous, but these things actually happen and can happen. Sometimes our mind does not work right in perceiving risks. Share this to your friends, it may give them a good and just in case they are at the verge of trying one of these activities, they will remember to put a priority to human life and human safety.