How Shop Safety Has CHANGED!

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  1. Aug 26, 2007 #1

    rake60

    rake60

    rake60

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    As some of you know I am an antique small engine collector.
    I was looking through a old books today searching for new ideas for a
    model and found this picture of a 1928 Briggs and Stratton machine shop.
    [​IMG]
    These days an OSHA inspector can write you a fine for not having a shirt
    tucked in. I wonder what they would have thought of long dresses? :shock:
     
  2. Aug 26, 2007 #2

    Tin Falcon

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    looks like the sleeves are rolled up no safey glasses though.
    Tin
     
  3. Aug 26, 2007 #3
    These were 'tough luck' days.
    Lose a finger, tough luck. Can't work because of your injury, tough luck.
    The onus was on the employee to work as safe as they could, the companies didn't care, they could get more machine fodder anytime.
    Profits before people.
    It is still the same nowadays but at least you can sue if you can prove negligence.
    Here in the UK, you can be sued by the government for having an accident, if they can prove it is your fault.

    John
     

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