IMHO, OSHA’s reputation would be better served by vetting their PR photos through their own safety professionals.
In my own institution we had similar problems in the past but after we pestered our PR department about it they became more careful about publishing photos that depicted unsafe acts and a lot more willing to check with us when in doubt.
Wayne Wood | Associate Director, University Safety (EHS) – Directeur Adjoint, Direction de la pr=E9vention (SSE), Services universitaires | McGill University | 3610 McTavish Street, 4th floor | Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3A 1Y2 | Tel: (514) 398-2391 | Fax: (514) 398-8047
Great – I will add this one to my poster for the spring. Appreciate the help!!
Also – if you want some fun – look at the Solandra publicity shots with Obama – the workers are in hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, and tyvex suits. He is in a suit – that’s it.
I was just checking out the new OSHA fact sheets on lab safety and noticed that they have photos with people not wearing proper PPE! For example, for the cryogens and dry ice fact sheet (http://www.osha.gov/Publications/laboratory/OSHAquickfacts-lab-safety-cryogens-dryice.pdf) they show a person with no eye/face protection even though the fact sheet says:
Always use a face shield in conjunction with safety glasses or goggles.
You would think they wouldn't make that mistake......
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