Caldwell: Photo on Ontario College of Trades website shows safety violation
If regulatory authorities can't be bothered with safety rules in their own photos, what kind of a message are they sending?
November 25, 2016 by Alec Caldwell
Recently, the Ontario College of Trades
Taxes devoted the front page of their official propaganda rag publication (Trades Today, Fall 2016) to “Promoting Safety & Compliance.”
If only they would!
Because they could do a much better job. Look, for example, at the top banner of their website (View) showing a worker demonstrating the WRONG way to hook up a safety harness. In case they correct the photo (I hope they do), I have reproduced it, above.
The worker has moved too far away from his anchor point. He hasn’t calculated the swing path if he falls. A common error.
Wearing safety equipment designed to save you might not work if you anchor it wrong!
Let’s get it right!!
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