Wednesday, July 8, 2015

"Ways To Keep From Growing Old"

In the 1930s, a small new city sprang up to house the workers constructing Grand Coulee Dam. It was called Mason City.......... does that even exist today? A newsletter was published for the workers and their families residing in this little city. Every page of this newsletter was stressing something about worker safety.

Worker safety during construction was a Big Deal as the above old photo shows. I had to laugh out loud when I read this list of "Ways To Keep From Growing Old" as it appeared in this newsletter:

Don't wear your safety belt.
Do walk under overhead swinging loads.
Do put your hand on a roller under the conveyor belt.
Do talk back to one of our local minions of the law.
Do step in front of a "cat."
Do handle electrical fixtures with wet hands.
Do ignore the blasting signal whistles.
Do eat with your knife.
Do neglect to get prompt first aid when you've had an accident.
Do not pay close attention to what you are doing and what is going on around you.

How could those rules be re-phrased for today?

Don't wear your car seat belt.
Do go swimming in a lightning storm.

What would YOU add?


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