Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Workplace Safety

This site has gone 83 DAYS without a loss of work time due to injury.

Explanation: Sure, it helps that this happens to be a web site, but here are some pointers on how to avoid injuries at work:

  1. Papercuts are a quiet killer. Refrain from handling paper with parts of your body containing major arteries.
  2. When working hunched over a computer for 8 hours a day, it is important to take a five minute exercise break at least once a week.
  3. Canadian geese are very aggressive during mating season. Stay clear of goose nests that may be on your worksite.
  4. To thwart gun violence at work, carry a concealed weapon. Remember, more guns means more safety.
  5. Emotional injuries can be even more harmful than physical injuries. Avoid caring about your job at all costs.
  6. Office doors are very heavy. Do not whip one shut on your arm.
  7. Posting a sign like today's status message is just asking employees to do something stupid. Refrain from doing so.
  8. No matter how much the computer ticks you off, do not attempt to inflict violence on it. You are a computer professional. It is a large inanimate object. It will win.
  9. Should you win an office basketball pool, stay clear of "free" food for several months afterward. Donut poisoning is the #7 cause of lost worktime among technical professionals.
  10. Your mom and your fourth grade homeroom teacher told you not to tip your chair back for a reason.

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