Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wonderfully violent Soviet era work safety posters.






(click posters) In Soviet Union, machines worked you, etc. Each one is better than the last. The designers of these posters genuinely cared about the Party workers, you can tell (via English Russia). Related: the careless shoe saleswoman in this Australian work safety video looks like she's dead.

6 Comments:

Blogger Ivan Raszl said...

Shared it here: http://www.facebook.com/adsoftheworld

9:41 AM  
Blogger kenekenner said...

And that's why you don't yell. http://53fridaynights.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/j-walter-weatherman.jpg?w=180&h=240

9:49 AM  
Blogger Serge said...

Any translation from russian ?

5:40 PM  
Blogger ANI said...

Serge: aren't they self-explanatory? Going L-R and top to bottom:

"Beware of buffers"
"Hide your hair"
"Do not open the lid of the thresher until the machine comes to a full stop"
"Be careful with pitchforks"
"Do not remove belt drive with your foot"
"Do not leave anything loose on the scaffold"
"Guard the end of a machine shaft"
"Do not check for electricity with your fingers"
"Do not walk under the transmission shaft"

These are fantastic! I am going to put up the scaffold one at my work...

11:23 PM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Thanks ANI!

6:30 AM  
Anonymous -1-track-mind- said...

@ ANI

Sure they're self-explanatory, BUT I would add the following for the last poster:

Do not walk under the transmission shaft.

Feeling the music in you and want to break the life sucking monotony by doing the limbo dance?

Tuck in your shirt, or better yet, wear overalls.

12:58 PM  

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