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Nude
Nov 16, 2014

I have no idea what I'm doing.

Ok so I was told the Osha thread is gonna be goldmined. Looking back the thread is 3 years old- so here are some posts that basically sum up why I like reading the thread:

30 Goddamned Dicks posted:

Colossal has an Oscar-winning documentary from 1958 on their site, and it's a really awesome 10-minute watch in addition to being a bit of a treasure trove of OSHA moments, such as this one:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLmIvDpHiTY

The Archaic posted:

Who here loves cable management?




Valuable forklift discussion:

Megillah Gorilla posted:

This may be the least unsafe thing I have ever seen a forklift driver do while screwing around:



H110Hawk posted:

I never know if table breaking is still bannable.



Raskolnikov38 posted:

Forklifts are pretty much designed to take out support columns. Lifting things is secondary.

chitoryu12 posted:

I was reading our forklifts book about how heavy the vehicles are compared to their rated loads. Typical warehouse forklifts look tiny, but they're loving massive in terms of weight because the small sizes necessary to let them maneuver in such cramped spaces eliminates the leverage a longer vehicle with a counterweight at the back would give them. Like a typical industrial forklift (the thing everyone pictures in their head when they hear "forklift") likely weighs over 19,000 pounds but is rated to carry only about 5,000, acting as its own counterweight. Which is also why you sure as hell don't want to end up under one of them if it tips: it may look tiny and fragile, but it'll crush your ribcage without even noticing it's there if you fall out.

EKDS5k posted:

By default if I see someone driving a forklift my assumption is that they are blind, deaf, and an idiot. If it's running and someone is in the seat, then I'm watching it.


rear end end of the forklift is always downhill. If you're carrying a load and driving downhill, and you have to hit the brakes suddenly then it could fly off and hit whatever you were trying to avoid. Even when empty I try to keep the counterweight downhill, because there's less of a risk of tip over if the wheels hit something.



Every time I'm around a forklift I think about this thread and the advice given. One thing I appreciate about this thread is the interesting stories and discussions that pop up. To try to keep things brief I'm just gonna keep it to one post for these.


Snowglobe of Doom posted:

Here's some photos of B17s that got a bit shot up but still managed to make it back home:







"A lot more robust" is a hell of an understatement.

Powershift posted:

Yeah, canada. Ice road truckers is an incredibly sensationalized version of one of the more boring jobs. Yeah they drive across frozen lakes, but they're never the first one down a road. Where they're told to stop and wait for a plow, I was told to chain up and see if we can make it in yet. I've watched a few seasons of that show and i've never seen them need a steering chain, or a situation where they were hooked up to a cat before their first attempt at a hill. Most of the people actually doing the work hate the ice road truckers thing because they do stupid poo poo that gets in the way of people actually making a living like swinging the trailer all over the place because "lol out of control!" or getting stuck and digging holes in the road where you couldn't get stuck unless you tried.

One of my favorite stories comes from a road in northern alberta called the simonette. A lot of the roads we use were former logging roads, and used the same radio rules, meaning you get on the road channel(usually ladd 1-4). there are mileage markers where you should call out your mileage, some listed as "must call" because the next few kms had twisty turns and no passing areas. Most of the worst roads, being on the road channel was mandatory, and larger rig moving companies stayed on their own channel so they could talk poo poo about everybody else on the road. Unrelated, but you can rent a radio if you plan on driving these roads and hear some neat poo poo like the fox vegas hooker booking customers and also not get run over. They're logging roads so you call like a logging truck whether you have a load or not, you're "empty whatever mile whatever" going into the bush, "loaded whatever mile whatever" coming out. It confuses some paint chip connoisseurs who haul poo poo into the bush, but as long as you remember that a log truck never hauls trees into the bush and never comes out empty you'll be fine.

Anyways, there is always a road cop who you listen to or your company can't use that road anymore. They're private roads owned by private companies and they decide who uses them. When they have a wide load coming up the road, often something wider than the road itself, they own the road, it's their road, you get the gently caress off of it. They send warnings up and down the radio that a wide load is leaving. It's always a pain in the rear end meeting a truck that's not on the road channel, because you have a deadline to meet, and you can't drive as if there's possibly somebody around every corner, so you're ripping in at full speed and SURPRISE, there's some dickhead with a wide load ready to push you off the road. One of these dickheads got caught going against a wide load with the road cop in the lead. He was driving a low boy with a jeep and a booster, that's an extra trailer in front, and an extra axle on the back.



Pulling a 3 axle trailer, that's 1 pivot point, a 40 foot trailer and 6 axles total, there are a lot of corners that are hard to make. This guy has 2 pivot points, 12 axles and an 80 foot long trailer. This guy wasn't on the radio, and was ignoring all the trucks pulled over onto the side, and all the guys trying to flag him down.He came bumper to bumper with the road cop with a 26 foot wide tank coming in behind him. He spent the next 2 hours backing up nearly 19km before he found a road he could get off onto. He backed from km 11 to km 30. I was at km 14 waiting to get on. I radioed that he could pull off on 20 and there was a smaller logging road he could probably drive straight out on, and the road cop radio'd back "he's still not on the channel and i don't care."

Here are some pics from that area:

just keep it centered between the logs and you're probably on the road:


the main trunk road is mud, the side roads are snow, so you end up with a 2000lb mixture of ice and mud stuck to the truck.


You get a lot of campers coming in on these roads doing 80kph with no radio, too. The speed limit for trucks is 60, for smaller vehicles it's 80. The general rule is if you push a truck into the ditch, you stop and pull it out. If you push a camper into the ditch, they'll be fine there, they've got a camper.

pidan posted:

Something that's not machines falling over: The Cleveland balloon cloud of 1986!



Someone thought it would be a good idea to release a cloud of millions of balloons over the city of Cleveland. The weather at the time blew them all over the city and then pressed them down to a low height. The balloons interfered with traffic, stopped air traffic completely, lead to the deaths of two people and covered the city in trash.

The news report is worth a watch:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8oJaPeEP-8

Powershift posted:



How the hell?



Some days you're the conductor, some days you're the train.





[...]

This is what they're climbing https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monument_to_the_Conquerors_of_Space





the risk of falling off aside, the monument is cool as hell.

Saying goodbye to the 11-foot-8 bridge
And finally the osha butterfly


Lastly:
Mod edit: Just as a reminder link and stuff that show obvious death occurring. Gratuitous gore will not be allowed.

Discussion here.

Mod edit 2:
Make a new thread if you post three pages of derail stuff. Like the volunteer fire thing could be a total thread by itself for 10 pages. Iíd like to keep this light and fun and snappy. Donít derail, long story short lol - Burt

Somebody fucked around with this message at 06:52 on Jan 18, 2020

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Nude
Nov 16, 2014

I have no idea what I'm doing.

From the last page of the other thread:


Memento posted:

Rio Tinto investigates after employee crushes own work ute with haul truck






That probably won't buff out.

Looking at it though, that driver's side door is pretty OK. They should make a nice little plaque for it with these photos and mount it on the wall of the workshop for posterity.



Cartoon Man posted:

I kinda feel like this belongs in the OSHA thread.

https://i.imgur.com/dgINQYO.gif

ReelBigLizard posted:

Found this in a clients office today.




C.M. Kruger posted:

[...]

Apparently the cat in the hardhat is from a recent Japanese internet meme called Genbaneko/[Work] Site Cat.
https://twitter.com/KenHangNookie/status/1195559874693742593
[...]


https://www.suruga-ya.jp/product/detail/608716832
A rubber keychain ornament, "A meter takes a life!" according to google translate.

edit:
https://twitter.com/00g10/status/1198008706610262016

Nude fucked around with this message at 09:10 on Nov 23, 2019

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


someone post all the shirt images people made. also the thread gang tag please

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

wasnt there a Half Life LP done in a very OSHA-centric style, and apparently accurate to boot?

GotLag
Jul 17, 2005

食べちゃダメだよ


buglord posted:

wasnt there a Half Life LP done in a very OSHA-centric style, and apparently accurate to boot?

There's an entire game of that, called INFRA

PathAsc
Nov 15, 2011

Hail SS-18 Satan may he cleanse us with nuclear fire

PISS TAPE IS REAL



OSHA THREAD LIVES

Memento
Aug 25, 2009




Bleak Gremlin

Yay, I made the front page!

This is the best thread, and when I saw that it was closed from my bookmarks page I was very concerned. Goldmining is good, getting a refresh is good, I'll continue plundering the depths of the Australian mining industry for the best fuckups and content.

Vanagoon
Jan 20, 2008


Best Dead Gay Forums
on the whole Internet!

OSHA - Outrageous Stupidity Happening Again

Queen Combat
Dec 29, 2017



Lipstick Apathy

PHIZ KALIFA posted:

someone post all the shirt images people made. also the thread gang tag please

What, like the I Love Science one, or were there others? Because if there are others I need to know.

Zamboni Rodeo
Jul 19, 2007

NEVER play "Lady of Spain" AGAIN!






PHIZ KALIFA posted:

someone post all the shirt images people made. also the thread gang tag please

Truckfucklers gang tag:

Former DILF
Jul 13, 2017



Nude posted:

Lastly:
Mod edit: Just as a reminder link and stuff that show obvious death occurring. Gratuitous gore will not be allowed.

Hi can you speak a little more about the decision-making process, and speak about who contributed to this process so that we have perhaps a slightly better understanding of this forum?

Former DILF fucked around with this message at 09:51 on Nov 23, 2019

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule



This poo poo is OSHA as gently caress:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIJVXnSk3zg

Nostalgamus
Sep 28, 2010



buglord posted:

wasnt there a Half Life LP done in a very OSHA-centric style, and apparently accurate to boot?
Let's Play Half-Life: Opposing Force in accordance with US regulations.

GotLag
Jul 17, 2005

食べちゃダメだよ


Former DILF posted:

Hi can you speak a little more about the decision-making process, and speak about who contributed to this process so that we have perhaps a slightly better understanding of this forum?

Comedy equals tragedy plus distance and untagged snuff or gratuitous gore reduces the distance. It's not rocket science and it costs you nothing to tag poo poo.

Nude
Nov 16, 2014

I have no idea what I'm doing.

Memento posted:

Yay, I made the front page!

This is the best thread, and when I saw that it was closed from my bookmarks page I was very concerned. Goldmining is good, getting a refresh is good, I'll continue plundering the depths of the Australian mining industry for the best fuckups and content.

Cheers yes this is one my favorite threads too, and hope the regulars continue to find their way here. I really enjoy reading about various work stories.

Former DILF posted:

Hi can you speak a little more about the decision-making process, and speak about who contributed to this process so that we have perhaps a slightly better understanding of this forum?
If you want to see the discussion it starts here.

Nude fucked around with this message at 11:54 on Nov 23, 2019

Sirotan
Oct 17, 2006

Sirotan is a seal.





Am I wrong in thinking this is not as bad as it looks? I know with wood beams you can make holes in the webbing (?) part as long as they don't exceed certain sizes and are properly spaced.

The Real Amethyst
Apr 20, 2018

When no one was looking, Serval took forty Japari buns. She took 40 buns. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.


Is this osha?


e: guess the ratio of spilled coffee cups to body fluids.

The Real Amethyst fucked around with this message at 13:29 on Nov 23, 2019

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

I hated your old avatar so much I paid for this one from a gay furry visual novel. gay rights and smoke weed every day

immortalyawn
May 28, 2013

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


Heres a bridge for the new thread

3,8m/12.4ft and gets pranged every few months or more.



Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/G2UfRvY71y8e7V6T7

https://twitter.com/BayswaterBridge/status/1197376397989171200



Twitter https://twitter.com/BayswaterBridge

Countdown https://howmanydayssincebayswaterbridgehasbeenhit.com/

Also the Montague Street Bridge in Melbourne
Twitter https://twitter.com/montaguestbridg
Countdown https://howmanydayssincemontaguestreetbridgehasbeenhit.com

immortalyawn fucked around with this message at 14:35 on Nov 23, 2019

LifeSunDeath
Jan 4, 2007

I hated your old avatar so much I paid for this one from a gay furry visual novel. gay rights and smoke weed every day

https://i.imgur.com/bgFvoOR.mp4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEp15TXjD2I

LifeSunDeath fucked around with this message at 14:59 on Nov 23, 2019

MikeCrotch
Nov 5, 2011

I AM UNJUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF MY SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE RECIPE

YES, IT IS AN INCREDIBLY SIMPLE DISH

NO, IT IS NOT NORMAL TO USE A PEPPERAMI INSTEAD OF MINCED MEAT

YES, THERE IS TOO MUCH SALT IN MY RECIPE

NO, I WON'T STOP SHARING IT

more like BOLLOCKnese


The Real Amethyst posted:


Is this osha?


e: guess the ratio of spilled coffee cups to body fluids.

I used to work in a blood bank and on multiple occasions had to empty out biohazard waste bins to look for an empty blood packet because some documentation had been missed

This is giving me flashbacks

Powershift
Nov 23, 2009




Yay, i made the OP.

Here is some stuff i don't know if i've posted in OSHA

About 1 in the morning, we're driving on a rollercoaster of a road that's sheer ice. the banking of the turns is really the only thing keeping us going. I was coming in hot, like hot hot. Like, i did 2 more loads than anybody else on that job. coming down the one hill i lost traction, and couldn't get my wheel speed to match the road speed again because it's pitch black and i can't really tell how fast i'm goiing. I know there's a little bit of a ditch beofre the cutline, so eventually i just have to floor it and hop through the ditch onto the cutline. I hopped out, basket chained(chained up without moving the truck), and backed the truck out before anybody even noticed. You can see the dirt where the truck started sinking into the cutline.



Battery bad?



Suspension clunk?



Some serious OSHA. I took this picture because of the cloud if fine sand these dudes were working in. Hard hat, fireproof coveralls, safety glasses, all required. Then they walk around in this cloud of frac sand with no breathing protection, i guess because they think they're tougher than silicosis. you can see the haze of sand floating over the trucks.



Just remember, just because it doesn't hurt right now doesn't mean it's never gonna

Powershift fucked around with this message at 18:03 on Nov 23, 2019

Brute Hole Force
Dec 25, 2005

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


We rang in the start to peak season when a driver in our district practiced hand to surface technique as "it was in my hand - now it's on a surface" and killed a dog by slinging a package over a fence - https://nypost.com/2019/11/20/yorkie-crushed-by-fedex-driver-who-threw-package-over-fence-family-says/

This going to make for a lot of extra safety meetings when everyone is really thinking, "would it be irony if it had been a Chewy.com box?"

fins
May 31, 2011



Floss Finder

A truck driver decided to park in a no parking zone. Thankfully the restaurant had gone out of business 2 weeks before.




chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014



https://twitter.com/bcfrpio/status/1198275123117248512?s=21

Wall Balls
Jun 3, 2007

Spanish Castle Magic



reposting in the new thread for posterity

The Real Amethyst
Apr 20, 2018

When no one was looking, Serval took forty Japari buns. She took 40 buns. That's as many as four tens. And that's terrible.

MikeCrotch posted:

I used to work in a blood bank and on multiple occasions had to empty out biohazard waste bins to look for an empty blood packet because some documentation had been missed

This is giving me flashbacks

Oh dang they made you reopen a sealed clinical waste bag?
None of our poo poo gets recorded. We just chuck em.

I saw it happen once. A nurse re-opened a bag and fished out a removed catheter because she forgot to note what size it was when they attempted to re-catheterize the patient.
Yes she placed it up against the patients penis to-make sure it fit.
I reported her which only resulted in me being the bad guy.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008





Wall Balls posted:

reposting in the new thread for posterity



I'll never not giggle at the irony of getting injured by safety gear.

chitoryu12
Apr 23, 2014



Resting Lich Face
Feb 21, 2019


This case of an intraperitoneal zucchini is unusual, and does raise questions as to how hard one has to push a blunt vegetable to perforate the rectum.




I mean... at least he's wearing a hardhat.

MikeCrotch
Nov 5, 2011

I AM UNJUSTIFIABLY PROUD OF MY SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE RECIPE

YES, IT IS AN INCREDIBLY SIMPLE DISH

NO, IT IS NOT NORMAL TO USE A PEPPERAMI INSTEAD OF MINCED MEAT

YES, THERE IS TOO MUCH SALT IN MY RECIPE

NO, I WON'T STOP SHARING IT

more like BOLLOCKnese


The Real Amethyst posted:

Oh dang they made you reopen a sealed clinical waste bag?
None of our poo poo gets recorded. We just chuck em.

I saw it happen once. A nurse re-opened a bag and fished out a removed catheter because she forgot to note what size it was when they attempted to re-catheterize the patient.
Yes she placed it up against the patients penis to-make sure it fit.
I reported her which only resulted in me being the bad guy.

We were a stem cell bank so this was incoming blood that was getting cryogenically frozen, not like we were opening up a bag to see if they were O- or something. More gross than anything else

Space Kablooey
May 6, 2009





Wall Balls posted:

reposting in the new thread for posterity



should have been wearing a hard hat

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

Tune into the fireplace channel, you absolute buffoon

Noo I was only 1000 pages behind on the last one!

Mustached Demon
Nov 12, 2016



Colonel Cancer posted:

Noo I was only 1000 pages behind on the last one!

Put on your safety glasses, hard hat, and reflective vest. You got some work to do.

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008





It's dangerous to go alone; take these with you.

https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/computer-safety-glasses.html

PHIZ KALIFA
Dec 21, 2011
ABS THUNDERSKULL.

element: thunderbolts.

steed: a thunderbolt.

slogan/motto: "gonna clap them cheeks like a Thunderskull."


Wall Balls posted:

reposting in the new thread for posterity



i want to hear the looney toons rear end BOIOIOING sound effect that made springing out. then the hans moleman "hit in the balls by a football" noise. i will pay $5.37 for this privilege.

`Nemesis
Dec 30, 2000





Clapping Larry

Uhhh, worth a look

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3904619&perpage=40

Dreddout
Oct 1, 2015

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.


ground floor, what could go wrong?

Icon Of Sin
Dec 26, 2008







quote:

One dude on the grout crew in his early 20's inhaled half a bag of grout when it exploded and was wrecked by acute silicosis immediately. Respirators at this time were not being provided. I'm unsure if he's still alive.

Medical conditions I never knew existed, and didn't want to know the existence of

CDC Safety Bulletin from 2004 on silicosis:

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2004-108/pdfs/2004-108.pdf

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buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

How the hell does inhaling powder make your spine curve sideways??

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