When we begin a "human factors" analysis, we should do more than ask "Is the equipment labeled?", as human factors rely on the equipment being PROPERLY LABELED.  This is a perfect example of something be labeled, but asking for an accident.  Even as obvious of a mistake this is and everyone who looks at this picture will just shake their head, this is a classic example of a "human factors" FAILURE.  And yes, I have already been asked by more than one manager... "show me in any OSHA standard where this is a violation and I will fix it".

electrical box

Many thanks to Bob Cornett for the share!

Now I am no construction safety or crane expert, but not so sure I would be posing with this piece of work!  Heck he is already under a load just by standing there.

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  1. 2016 Photo of the Week #15 (Hotwork - Heating a Propane Cylinder)
  2. 2016 Photo of the Week #14 (more Forklift Follies)
  3. 2016 Photo of the Week #13 (Forklift, Pallet, Ladder)
  4. 2016 Photo of the Week #12 (Electrical Fuses)
  5. 2016 Photo of the Week #11 (Bandsaw and Lathe)
  6. 2016 Photo of the Week #10 (Homemade BLEVE)
  7. 2016 Photo of the Week #9 (Forklift + Scissor Lift)
  8. 2016 Photo of the Week #8 (E-Stop Guarding)
  9. 2016 Photo of the Week #7 (HAZCOM Labeling)
  10. 2016 Photo of the Week #6 (1 Ladder + 1 Ladder = UNSAFE)
  11. 2016 Photo of the Week #5 (Forklift is 3X's too short)
  12. 2016 Photo of the Week #4 (Unsafe team work with Hi-Vis vests and an extension ladder)
  13. 2016 Photo of the Week #3 (Soft drinks have never been more hazardous to your health)
  14. 2016 Photo of the Week #2 (Safety Celebration)
  15. 2016 Photo of the Week #1 (Front-end Loader, 12 Pallets, 2 Straps, and a light pole)
  16. 2015 Photo of the Week #52 (Safety Profession summed up in one sentence!)
  17. 2015 Photo of the Week #51 (Aerial Lift, Forklift, and ... speechless) 2015 Photo of the Week #50 (Temporary Wiring)
  18. 2015 Photo of the Week #49 (Aerial Lifts, Christmas Lights, and more Hi-Vis Safety Vests)
  19. 2015 Photo of the Week #48 (I am safe as I have on my fluorescent safety vest! )
  20. 2015 Photo of the Week #47 (Forklift counter balance)
  21. 2015 Photo of the Week #46 (Why signs are NEVER enough!)
  22. 2015 Photo of the Week #45 (Why VERIFICATION of LOTO is so critical)
  23. 2015 Photo of the Week #44 (Forklift, Pallet, Ladder = FALLS)
  24. 2015 Photo of the Week #43 (Open air elevator?)
  25. 2015 Photo of the Week #42 (NOT a GHS compliant label - NOT even a nice try!)
  26. 2015 Photo of the Week #41 (1 step ladder, 1 extension ladder, and 6' of rope = what could possibly go wrong)
  27. 2015 Photo of the Week #40 (Trenching)
  28. 2015 Photo of the Week #39 (Propane Cylinder, PIT, & Bungee Straps)
  29. 2015 Photo of the Week #38 (Scaffolding - you just can't make this stuff up!)
  30. 2015 Photo of the Week #37 (Trackhoe Bucket)
  31. 2015 Photo of the Week #36 (Crane, Truck, Scaffolding)
  32. 2015 Photo of the Week #35 (Forklift & Personnel Cage)
  33. 2015 Photo of the Week #34 (Forklift + Scissor Lift Mayhem)
  34. 2015 Photo of the Week #33 (Scaffolding, Ladders, Falls - 3 for 1)
  35. 2015 Photo of the Week #32 (Excavator Scaffolding)
  36. 2015 Photo of the Week #31 (Electrical)
  37. 2015 Photo of the Week #30 (Aerial Lift Boost)
  38. 2015 Photo of the Week #30 (Aerial Lift Boost)
  39. 2015 Photo of the Week #29 (Team Work gone bad)
  40. 2015 Photo of the Week #27 (For those pesky alarms)
  41. 2015 Photo of the Week #26 (Falls)
  42. 2015 Photo of the Week #25 (Forklift)
  43. 2015 Photo of the Week #24 (Hazardous ice and non-hazardous propane)
  44. 2015 Photo of the Week #23 (Aerial Lift... Walking the Plank!)
  45. 2015 Photo of the Week #22 (Smoking is HAZARDOUS to your health #2)
  46. 2015 Photo of the Week #21 (Fire Extinguisher Security)
  47. 2015 Photo of the Week #20 (Crane)
  48. 2015 Photo of the Week #19 (Trenching)
  49. 2015 Photo of the Week #18 (Forklift, Scaffolding, Falls)
  50. 2015 Photo of the Week #17 (Wood Chipper)
  51. 2015 Photo of the Week #16 (Smoking is hazardous to your health, especially at this workplace!)
  52. 2015 Photo of the Week #15 (PPE...not!)
  53. 2015 Photo of the Week #14 (Ladder Irony)
  54. 2015 Photo of the Week #13 (Electrical)
  55. 2015 Photo of the Week #12 (Lockout?)
  56. 2015 Photo of the Week #11 (Scissor Lifts, Ladder, Scaffolding, Falls)
  57. 2015 Photo of the Week #10 (RV Discharge Hose?)
  58. 2015 Photo of the Week #9 (NH3 Placard)
  59. 2015 Photo of the Week #8 (Pipe Weld)
  60. 2015 Photo of the Week #7 (Scissor lifts and Ladder)
  61. 2015 Photo of the Week #6 (Seatbelt)
  62. 2015 Photo of the Week #5 (Lockout w/ imagination)
  63. 2015 Photo of the Week #4 (Ladder & Fall Protection)
  64. 2015 Photo of the Week #3 (Scaffolding)
  65. 2015 Photo of the Week #2 (PPE, well sort of!)
  66. 2015 Photo of the Week #1 (Forklift & Ladder)
  67. 2014 Photo of the Week #52 (Forklift & Aerial Lift)
  68. 2014 Photo of the Week #50 (scissor lift, step ladder, stairs, door, scaffolding)
  69. 2014 Photo of the Week #51 (Electrical LOTO)
  70. 2014 Photo of the Week #43 (Machine Guarding)
  71. 2014 Photo of the Week #46 (Electrical & Fire Protection)
  72. 2014 Photo of the Week #47 (PSM Facility Siting)
  73. 2014 Photo of the Week #48 (Ladders)
  74. 2014 Photo of the Week #49 (Forklift)
  75. 2014 Photo of the Week #42 (Trenching)
  76. 2014 Photo of the Week #41 (Umm... Teamwork?)
  77. 2014 Photo of the Week #40 (Electrical Signage)
  78. 2014 Photo of the Week #38 (Ladders)
  79. 2014 Photo of the Week #39 (Emergency Response)
  80. 2014 Photo of the Week #37 (Smoking & Flammable Gases)
  81. 2014 Photo of the Week #36 (Forklift, Ladder, Falls)
  82. 2014 Photo of the Week #35 (Welding PPE)
  83. 2014 Photo of the Week #34 (Falls and work platform)
  84. 2014 Photo of the Week #33 (Chemical Labeling)
  85. 2014 Photo of the Week #32 (Aerial Lift, Forklift, Falls, etc.)
  86. 2014 Photo of the Week #31 (Aerial Lift)
  87. 2014 Photo of the Week #30 (Electrical)
  88. 2014 Photo of the Week #29 (Relief Valves)
  89. 2014 Photo of the Week #28 (Ladders)
  90. 2014 Photo of the Week #27 (Crane & Fall)
  91. 2014 Photo of the Week #26 (Forklift, Scaffolding, Ladder, Fall all wrapped into one!)
  92. 2014 Photo of the Week #25 (Scissor Lift)
  93. 2014 Photo of the Week #24 (Electrical w/ Water)
  94. 2014 Photo of the Week #23 (Cylinder Handling)
  95. 2014 Photo of the Week #22 (Crane Circus Stunt!)
  96. 2014 Photo of the Week #21 (Fire Protection)
  97. 2014 Photo of the Week #20 (Ladders)
  98. 2014 Photo of the Week #19 (Scaffolding, Ladders, Electrical, Swimming Pool, Rocking Horses)
  99. 2014 Photo of the Week #18 (Emergency Response)
  100. 2014 Photo of the Week #17 (Aerial lifts, Falls)
  101. 2014 Photo of the Week #16 (Trenching)
  102. 2014 Photo of the Week #15 (Hearing Protection)
  103. 2014 Photo of the Week #14 (Back-up Alarms)
  104. 2014 Photo of the Week #13 (Power Tool Safety)
  105. 2014 Photo of the Week #12 (Scaffolding, Ladder, falls, etc.)
  106. 2014 Photo of the Week #11 (Confined Spaces)
  107. 2014 Photo of the Week #10 (Safety Glasses)
  108. 2014 Photo of the Week #09 (Scaffolding & Falls)
  109. 2014 Photo of the Week #08 (Trenching)
  110. 2014 Photo of the Week #07 (Forklift, Ladder, Falls)
  111. 2014 Photo of the Week #06 (Electrical Cord)
  112. 2014 Photo of the Week #05 (Human Factors)
  113. (UPDATED on 2/16) 2014 Photo of the Week #04 (Process Safety)
  114. 2014 Photo of the Week #03 (Pallet Jack)
  115. 2014 Photo of the Week #02 (Hotwork & PPE)
  116. 2014 Photo of the Week #01 (Forklift, Ladder, Fall)
  117. 2013 Photo of the Week #52 (Ladders)
  118. 2013 Photo of the Week #51 (HAZCOM)
  119. 2013 Photo of the Week #50 (Holiday Lights)
  120. 2013 Photo of the Week #49 (PPE - Faceshield)
  121. 2013 Photo of the Week #48 (Pressure Vessel Safety)
  122. 2013 Photo of the Week #47 (Confined Space Safety)
  123. 2013 Photo of the Week #46 (Flammables & Smoking #2)
  124. 2013 Photo of the Week #45 (LOTO)
  125. 2013 Photo of the Week #43 (Pipe Labeling)
  126. 2013 Photo of the Week #44 (Guarding/LOTO)
  127. 2013 Photo of the Week #42 (Smoking & Flammables)
  128. 2013 Photo of the Week #41 (Ladder)
  129. 2013 Photo of the Week #40 (Emergency Alarm)
  130. 2013 Photo of the Week #39 (Safety Can?)
  131. 2013 Photo of the Week #38 (Ladder)
  132. 2013 Photo of the Week #37 (Acetylene Cylinder Handling)
  133. 2013 Photo of the Week #36 (Flammable Liquids)
  134. 2013 Photo of the Week #35 (Electrical)
  135. 2013 Photo of the Week #34 (Ladder)
  136. 2013 Photo of the Week #33 (Ladder, Scaffolding, Falls)
  137. 2013 Photo of the Week #32 (Fire Protection)
  138. 2013 Photo of the Week #31 (Manlift)
  139. 2013 Photo of the Week #30 (LOTO)
  140. 2013 Photo of the Week #29 (Ladder Setup)
  141. 2013 Photo of the Week #28 (Signs you may need a car-seal program)
  142. 2013 Photo of the Week #27 (Forklift, Falls, Electrical... Just unreal!)
  143. 2013 Photo of the Week #26 (Ammonia RV Safety)
  144. 2013 Photo of the Week #25 (Spot the PSM RAGAGEP issue)
  145. 2013 Photo of the Week #24 (Grain bin explosion caught on camera)
  146. 2013 Photo of the Week #23 (PPE)
  147. 2013 Photo of the Week #22 (no one would defeat an interlock)
  148. 2013 Photo of the Week #21 (Accident Banner irony)
  149. 2013 Photo of the Week #20 (Another bit of Safety irony)
  150. 2013 Photo of the Week #19 (Forklift Human Counterweight)
  151. 2013 Photo of the Week #18 (ANOTHER Safety Banner Installation)
  152. 2013 Photo of the Week #17 (Ladder)
  153. 2013 Photo of the Week #16 (Ladder/Scaffolding)
  154. 2013 Photo of the Week #15 (Ladder)
  155. 2013 Photo of the Week #14 (Scaffolding)
  156. 2013 Photo of the Week #13 (Electrical)
  157. 2013 Photo of the Week #12 (Fire Protection)
  158. 2013 Photo of the Week #11 (Lab Safety)
  159. 2013 Photo of the Week #10 (HAZCOM Pictograms)
  160. 2013 Photo of the Week #9 (Forklift & Ladder)
  161. 2013 Photo of the Week #8 (Pallets)
  162. 2013 Photo of the Week #7 (DANGER sign)
  163. 2013 Photo of the Week #6 (Speechless #2 - Flammables)
  164. 2013 Photo of the Week #4 (SPEECHLESS!)
  165. 2013 Photo of the Week #5 (Caution Sign)
  166. 2013 Photo of the Week #3 (Falls)
  167. 2013 Photo of the Week #2 (Wheel Chocks)
  168. 2013 Photo of the Week #1 (Ladder)
  169. 2012 Photo of the Week #52 (Emergency Response)
  170. 2012 Photo of the Week #51 (Forklift)
  171. 2012 Photo of the Week #50 (Manlift)
  172. 2012 Photo of the Week #48 (Let me count the ways)
  173. 2012 Photo of the Week # 47 (Missing certification on plastic gas container)
  174. 2012 Photo of the Week # 46 (Respirator Warning!)
  175. 2012 Photo of the Week # 45 (Forklift & Scaffolding)
  176. 2012 Photo(s) of the Week # 44 (PSM Human Factors)
  177. 2012 Photo of the Week #43 (Hotwork Explosion)
  178. 2012 Photo of the Week # 42 (Ladders)
  179. 2012 Photo of the Week # 41 (Forklift/Manlift)
  180. 2012 Photo of the Week # 40 (Hotwork)
  181. 2012 Photo of the Week #39 (Electrical)
  182. 2012 Photo of the Week # 38 (Forklift)
  183. 2012 Photo of the Week # 37 (Electrical)
  184. 2012 Photo of the Week # 36 (Safety Cans WORK!)
  185. 2012 Photo of the Week # 35 (LOTO)
  186. 2012 Photo of the Week # 34 (Fire Protection)
  187. 2012 Photo of the Week # 33 (Respiratory Protection)
  188. 2012 Photo of the Week # 32 (Spot the hazard)
  189. 2012 Photo of the Week # 31 (Falls)
  190. 2012 Photo of the Week # 30 (Electrical)
  191. 2012 Photo of the Week #29 (Ladder)
  192. 2012 Photo of the Week # 28 (Wheel Chocking Humor)
  193. 2012 Photo of the Week #27 (Fall Protection)
  194. 2012 Photo of the Week #26 (Guarding Interlock Bypassed)
  195. 2012 Photo of the Week #25 (Flammable Liquids Secondary Containment)
  196. 2012 Photo of the Week #24 (Car Seals)
  197. 2012 Photo of the Week #23 (LOTO)
  198. 2012 Photo of the Week #22 (Forklift)
  199. 2012 Photo of the Week #21 (Trailer Loading)
  200. 2012 Photo of the Week #20 (Forklift Wheel)
  201. 2012 Photo of the Week #19 (Safe Removals)
  202. 2012 Photo of the Week #18 (Respiratory Protection)
  203. 2012 Photo of the Week #17 (Flammable Gas & Smoking)
  204. 2012 Photo of the Week #16 (PFAS Saves three more lives!)
  205. 2012 Photo of the Week #15 (PRCS & Falls)
  206. 2012 Photo of the Week #14 - Emergency Egress (WARNING! Harsh Language)
  207. 2012 Photo of the Week #13 (Humor)
  208. 2012 Photo of the Week #12 (Propane Tank)
  209. 2012 Photo of the Week #11 - (Crane)
  210. 2012 Photo of the Week #10 - (Electrical)
  211. 2012 Photo of the Week #9 (Forklift Accident - Elevated Load)
  212. 2012 Photo of the Week #8 - Why emergency vents are CRITICAL
  213. 2012 Photo of the Week #7 - When to know its time for a new Hard Hat
  214. 2012 Photo of the Week #6 (PFAS Lanyard)
  215. 2012 Photo of the Week #5 (Clear Communications)
  216. 2012 Photo of the Week #4 (Manlift)
  217. 2012 Photo of the Week #3 (Welding PPE)
  218. 2012 Photo of the Week #2 (Emergency Response)
  219. 2012 Photo of the Week #1 (Scaffolding)
  220. 2011 Photo(s) of the Week #52 - Another "Know your Clearance" Lesson II
  221. 2011 Photo of the Week #51 (Ladders & Scaffolds)
  222. 2011 Photo of the Week #50 - Flammable Liquid Dike Failure
  223. 2011 Photo of the Week #49 - Manlift Shocker
  224. 2011 Photo of the Week #48 - Welding PPE
  225. 2011 Photo of the Week #47 - Under Suspended Load
  226. 2011 Photo of the Week #46 - Scissor Lift Safety
  227. 2011 Photo of the Week #45 - New language for DANGER signs
  228. 2011 Photo of the Week #44 - Safety Asses
  229. 2011 Photo of the Week #43 - Confined Space Shocker
  230. 2011 Photo(s) of the Week #42 - Another "Know your Clearance" Lesson
  231. 2011 Photo of the Week #41 - Ladder(s) Shocker
  232. 2011 Photo of the Week #40 - Welding Helmet
  233. 2011 Photo of the Week #39 - Electricians Humor
  234. 2011 Photo of the Week #38 - Manlift Shocker
  235. 2011 Photo of the Week #37 - Ladder Shocker (@ MSHA Offices)
  236. 2011 Photo of the Week #36 - hazard when removing your chock(s)
  237. 2011 Photo of the Week #35 - A sign it may be time to implement your heat safety program
  238. 2011 Photo of the Week #34 - Trench Box

The next time someone says safety is just common sense... well now we can see what that gets us!

propane fool

A safety pro has to wonder if the lights are locked out!?!?

GRcVM0E

These pics are becoming far too common!  This one we can see that there is no driver, maybe he climbed up to hold the ladder!

mGyLKH0

 
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