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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 05:58 PM
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I'm Watching "How Its Made" and I'm Noticing Something
Two items that we own are being shown in production on the episode they are running this evening. One is a fishing reel and the other is a mixer. The reel was made by a company called Penn and the mixer by a company called Kitchen Aid. They were made in Philadelphia and St. Joseph, respectively

The show, in a 10 minute segment, depicts the manufacture of common items, its really quite fascinating at times. Generally most of the steps of construction are shown as well as the manufacture of component parts. A voice in the background keeps you abreast of what's going on. Very interesting.

What I noticed in this evening's episode is that most of the workers were injured. Bandages over fingers, black and blue fingernails, an Ace bandage on the forearm of one worker. You could see the people running presses and punches, drills and other metal removing, heating, or bending machinery, you could see how they could be hurt and you could see bandages where in fact they had been hurt.

You would think that anyone working for OSHA that saw that TV broadcast would be making an unexpected visit to the factory (probably long since moved to China) sometime in the very near future. No one should be injured on any job. There is no acceptable reason for it and it should never happen.
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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 06:03 PM
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1. Oh come now, haven't you ever attended those safety meetings where
Edited on Sun Jul-08-07 06:08 PM by 4MoronicYears
they insist that safety is job one and then tell you to go like hell cuz we need this and we need that ASAP. It happens in more than one institution I am sure.
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partylessinOhio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 06:04 PM
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2. OSHA? You must be kidding. They would do nothing.
It is more than sad, it's criminal.
:cry:

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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 06:28 PM
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3. When I worked in manufacturing, we always wrapped ourselves up to PREVENT injuries.
We had to handle very small parts. Friction tape went on your thumbs & first two fingers, Ace bandages around your wrists to prevent RSI. Some jobs required metals caps for you fingertips.

Don't make assumptions without information.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-08-07 07:30 PM
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4. i`ve taped my fingers up for several jobs i`ve had.
i look at the scars on my arms every once in awhile and wonder what job i got them from. right now i`m looking at a scar i got 35 years ago..it`s pretty normal to cut and black and blue marks in a lot of jobs.
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