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Unemployment Officer: So, what kind of work are you interested in?
Mandy: I like mindless tasks. Something I can do with my hands. Mandy s1e1, BBC 2020
Please watch the video … Did you watch the video? Great, I’ll see you Monday then. Have you been smoking? ibid. Banana factory’s induction course: tiny television in corner of staff room
Please pay attention to this short health and safety presentation. Processing and distributing up to 20,000 bananas of day, we are proud to have the 6th highest volume of any banana processing and distribution centre in the UK and north Europe region. And all this with the 3rd best health and safety record. Let’s keep it that way. This is Mick. Mick was brought on board to replace Jill who was sadly killed in a banana processing and distribution incident. ibid. video
These are laminates. It’s particularly important that you familiarise yourselves with this one: this is a deadly spider from north Africa. If you see it, you must splash it with your hammer. And remember the Go Bananas code: 1 to STUN, 2 to KILL, 3 to MAKE SURE! ibid.
I’ve got a new job. In a banana factory. I’m an arachnid control operative. ibid.
One of the government’s obsessions evident in the public information films of the 1940s anticipates a major preoccupation of our own time – Health & Safety. The Story of British Pathé II: The Voice of Pathé, BBC 2011
Poor woman. One of the seven hundred people who die in Britain every year through falling down stairs ... Watch Your Steps! Pathé News
There are six and a half thousand injury accidents on Britain’s motorways each year. Police surveys show at least a quarter of them are fatigue related. Horizon: Against the Clock, BBC 1994
Our modern world demands twenty-four-hour health care. But the price is high. Twelve-hour shifts would be a luxury for junior doctors on duty for thirty-six or forty-eight at a stretch. ibid.
The most extreme shift patterns and the most disruptive biological clocks can be found in aviation. ibid.
Japanese society works hard, travels hard and plays hard. The result is sleepy people. ibid.
Power-napping will soon enter the vocabulary. ibid.
1) The provisions of this Part shall have effect with a view to — (a) securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work; (b) protecting persons other than persons at work against risks to health or safety arising out of or in connection with the activities of persons at work. Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
The occupants of the first [safer coach] – Rushton, Didlum and Co. – might be classed as criminal lunatics who injured others as well as themselves. It a properly constituted system of society such men as these would be regarded as danger to the community, and would be placed under such restraint as would effectually prevent them from harming themselves or others. Robert Tressell, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropist
There should be guard-rails on all these machines – I’ve been saying so for ages. The Angry Silence 1960 starring Richard Attenborough & Pier Angeli & Michael Craig & Bernard Lee & Geoffrey Keen & Laurence Naismith & Russell Napier & Alfred Burke & Brian Bedford & Brian Murray & Penelope Horner & Norman Bird et al, director Guy Green
February 2023: ‘The town is under a state of emergency after fifty train cars derailed causing a massive fire half a mile long.’ How Corporate Greed Destroyed East Palestine ***** news, Second Thought 2023
‘Well over 115,000 gallons of vinyl chloride.’ ibid. news conference
‘Breathing issues, tightness in our chests, severe headaches …’ ibid. victim
East Palestine Residents Report Health Problems After Train Derailment. ibid. Newsweek
These amounts are nothing. They are worse than nothing. They are an insult to the people [Norfolk Southern] they just poisoned. ibid. commentary
Between 2012 and 2014 North America was hit with a string of devastating trail derailments … labelled ‘bomb trains’. ibid.
Unions were sounding the alarm … [about] cutting costs and reducing the operating ratios for rail companies. ibid.
Safety is a cost that needs to be minimised. ibid.
Five major rail unions have stood in common sense opposition to this attempt to make railways even less safe … Rail companies use the piles of money they made by caring less about safety to influence policy and make sure that safety is even further reduced, and as a result, we suffer preventable catastrophic accidents. ibid.
This train derailment wasn’t being talked about much … a media matter. ibid.
So long as the profit motive remains the driving factor, nothing will meaningfully change. It’s time to nationalise the railways. ibid.
This is the story of a factory and some broken safety regulations. Acre Mill, Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire. The owners, Cape Asbestos, a big international company, closed it down last year. But Acre Mill won’t easily be forgotten. World in Action: The Dust at Acre Mill, ITV 1971
The asbestos industry was warned in 1930 by an official report that asbestos dust could cause an incurable lung disease, asbestosis. ibid.
Some of those regulations were broken at the mill. ibid.
At any given moment roughly 10,000 Boeing aircraft are in service in more than 150 countries. Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, 2022
2018: And then two planes drop out of the sky. ibid.
Boeing Withheld Information on 737 Model, According to Safety Experts & Others. ibid. The Wall Street Journal
Boeing would not publicly consider that something was wrong with the design of the aeroplane. ibid.
‘We are going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all fights of 737Max8 and the 737Max9.’ ibid. Trump
‘Expecting more with less … We saw the company change before our eyes.’ ibid. ex-employee
‘Over time the lazer focus on safety that had been traditional was compromised.’ ibid.
‘Boeing whistleblowers have said that anybody who reported a problem at the South Carolina plant was either fired or let go or moved on.’ ibid.
‘Widespread pattern inside Boeing of deceitful behaviour.’ ibid.