We had a big workshop on Occupational Health and Safety issues at work today. Senior management were all in attendance to show how seriously they all take OH&S (despite the fact they cram too many of us into cubicles that are too small). I was helping out the presenter by cleaning the whiteboard at the start of the presentation.
Maybe I rubbed the board a bit vigorously but whatever the reason, the fucking thing came off the wall, bounced off my head and hit the floor with an ominous crash, barely missing my toes. I wasn’t hurt (it was only my head) but it was startling to say the least.
Considering I was almost killed while setting up a safety seminar, does this qualify as irony? Or is it bad timing? Or possibly even just plain funny. Judging from the laughter from the audience, there was a popular vote for funny.
Oh, except for the management types. They were sitting with an external safety auditor. They didn’t laugh at all.
4 responses to “Great moments in workplace safety”
Now you’ve reminded me of the politically correct version of chicken little that I read:
“The sky is falling the sky is falling!”
“Sue the bastards! Sue the bastards!”
Health and Safety…
WTF is up with those fuckers?
They just suck balls.
I vote for funny — but not as funny as the lawyer who broke through a window and fell to his death as he was demonstrating to students how strong the window was supposed to be. See Entry #3: http://www.anthro.umt.edu/archive/ijas/ijasv1i1/Darwin.htm
Massif: I’m sure I could sue somebody
range: they’re a waste of space
Mr Wisdumb: That’s my favourite Darwin award story.