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Unapologetic Old
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Safety... dear lord

Have to have a safety meeting every week and a safety message at every meeting. These have nothing to do with work related items.

Could be about Halloween safety, train track safety, how to stay safe when its cold out, etc.

Its an absolute joke and just degrading at this point. A bunch of gorwn adult professionals talking about choking hazards of hard candy or something stupid. I have started to have more and more ridiculous items, dont taunt Happy Fun Ball, dont jump out of a giraffe saddle head first, etc.

This is what happens when corporate people dont have enough to do




Don't weep for the stupid, or you will be crying all day
 
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New discussion topic: “How to safely waste time in business meetings.”
 
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In the absence of workers being decapitated by unguarded machines or thrown out windows by flying monkeys, the Safety department has to be kept fully employed. I suppose, be thankful they haven't moved to "this space heater has to go" or "Do you have a minute to discuss social distancing?"
 
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Safety 3rd. Around here it's production, quality, safety and we have the same b.s. safety lectures.
 
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Originally posted by DennisM:
In the absence of workers being decapitated by unguarded machines or thrown out windows by flying monkeys, the Safety department has to be kept fully employed. I suppose, be thankful they haven't moved to "this space heater has to go" or "Do you have a minute to discuss social distancing?"


Oh you have no idea.. I wish we were still at the "this space heater has to go stage" it has gone far beyond that now




Don't weep for the stupid, or you will be crying all day
 
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Spread the Disease
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I work at a government owned lab. I know EXACTLY what you are talking about.


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All of ours is digital, so it's at your leisure (to an extent. We get a batch assigned every quarter).
Majority of it is fairly generic (driving safety, ergonomics, active shooter & some hazmat).

At my last job, everyone had to attend all safety classes, regardless of position.

I worked off-site (along with accounting, IT & a mapping dept) on the 3rd floor of an office building, but we were still required to do classes like forklift safety (none of us were forklift certified). I made mention to the safety mgr that there are no forklifts in our building...no response.

We had to do lithium battery training, which would not have held much relevance, but we had a 4ft battery explode & injure a few employees (along with a fair bit of building damage).




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When I worked for Verizon as an IT guy, I took chainsaw safety training because, well, why not?


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Go all Drill Sergeant on them, you know, the pre-weekend brief. All about condoms, Sally Rottencrotch, how to avoid crabs, etc.

That will get it to stop... One way or another.



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From what I could infer, "safety meeting" was code for go outside and smoke weed at my last place of employment.
 
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If you think it's bad in corporate, try giving safety briefings to convicts. I was down to teaching that Saran Wrap is ineffective protection against HIV.
 
Posts: 16106 | Location: Lexington, KY | Registered: October 15, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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This is timely. I'm in the midst of it now. Sixty minutes of general safety (safety gloves when using box cutters?). I'm got another 90 minutes tomorrow. I can't click fast enough on the "next" button.

However, the stuff I could actually use (electrical, 480v, low and medium voltage, oil & gas, refinery, industrial settings) happens much, much less.


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"And our briefing this week will be 'How to avoid the gag reflex and not choke to death, dealing with corporate safety-meeting mandates.'

Don't be late or all the Ex-Lax will be gone, just like last week!"
 
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Mike Rowes Safety 3rd




 
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It could have been a part of a legal settlement the company agreed to.

One company I was in was nabbed by the government for shady pricing dealings. Part of the settlement was that every powerpoint presentation held in the company had to have a first slide talking about how the company is committed to ethical practices or some such bullshit.



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We're supposed to begin every meeting with a safety moment which is supposed to last a minute or two. Boot lickers fall all over themselves trying to add onto what the person was saying and it's rarely related. Could easily turn this portion of the meeting into 15 minutes.



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Look at the days/years to retirement. Then factor in all the hassles it takes to deliver that paycheck. That’s all you have to worry about, focus.
 
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Meetings:

An institution where the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.

Glad I started my own company and didn't have to put up with that stuff.

When I started my company they'd just started up with the PC stuff and I went to just one Sexual Harassment meeting.

After it was over I made a sign for my office that said:

Sexual Harassment will not be reported, but it will be graded.

The female office workers loved it.
 
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first company I worked for had a safety VHS tape (1980)

it was basic safety for working in retail grocery,

one of the actors in the tape was Nick Nolte



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