Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Cautionary Tales

I took my 4-hour standing scaffold class last night, as required by NYC for anyone who works on scaffolding. (There's a 32-hour class to build scaffold, plus OSHA classes.) Part of the class was watching video of various idiots doing things that, hopefully, everyone in the room already knew they shouldn't be doing.

One video helpfully included pictures of two men's groins after their their testicles had been severed by improperly-fastened safety harnesses.

Here's one worn properly, from an equipment catalog:


D'oh.

15 comments:

Smut Clyde said...

If the harness is so safe, how come the guy on the right is missing his legs from mid-thigh down?

N__B said...

It's against the law to discriminate against the semi-legless.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I'll bet Jennifer approves of those pictures.


It's against the law to discriminate against the semi-legless.


Zombie Anti-Discrimination Act.

N__B said...

I'll bet Jennifer approves of those pictures.

One man's bondage is another man's red tape.

Zombie Anti-Discrimination Act.

Suddenly, Zada Smith's popularity is explained to me.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

N__B, in case you don't frequent Saying Yes:

http://sayingyes.typepad.com/saying_yes/2010/04/looking-at-the-world-through-ovulation-goggles.html

Jennifer said...

Not even ovulation goggles would make me approve of that photo.

N__B said...

Not even ovulation goggles would make me approve of that photo.

I really wish I had last the slides from last night. A guy in a harness mooning his partner. Two guys mimicking anal sex on a scaffold. A really hot (in a totally het way) shirtless guy pissing over the edge of a scaffold.

Jennifer said...

Sounds like the perfect subject matter for a deviant harness blog...

Mooning while in a harness. I'm getting an image of gizzards that I don't want right now.

wv: mepoka.

WRONG!

Another Kiwi said...

So is there going to regular deviant harness legless blogging? A friend asked.

Substance McGravitas said...

Same harness as these things have. Driving those machines was fun, because you could rock 'em back and forth and scare people. And die of course.

Smut Clyde said...

"an image of gizzards"?
Always happy to help.

Wv = 'harsh'.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

It's amazing the extent to which dumbassitude on job sites occurs- brainless blunders make nutless wonders.

N__B said...

So is there going to regular deviant harness legless blogging? A friend asked.

Regular as in occurring at evenly-spaced intervals, or regular as in getting the recommended amount of roughage?

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Maybe I can get a modeling job for equipment catalogues (I gots legs, though).

N__B said...

(I gots legs, though).

Do you know how to use them?