June 1, 2006
I came across one of the very first “professional” jobs that I ever did the other day. It was a little safety booklet for an electrical cooperative. There was no date on it, but I must have done it sometime in the late 70’s.
Growing up, I was the kid in the family that slammed his arm through a glass window and had to have it sewn back on, (minus that major vein in the center)… was throwing rocks at the creek with friends and took one in the head, (lots of stitches)… made an outstanding leap to catch a whiffle ball but landed on a shard of tin sticking out of the ground and almost cut my arm off… again, (had it and the muscle sewn back together)… was not paying attention and ran over a car on my motorcycle, (leg broken in three places, fractured knee and ankle, leg bone jammed up through the hip socket). And these were just my “major” accidents…
…so it must be somewhat of an oddity to my brothers and sisters that I have been doing safety posters on and off now for the past thirty years.
It also seems that I haven’t had an original idea in the past thirty years either, as shown in the side by side comparisons above. I guess I am doing the same old thing year after year. None the less, I would appreciate it if you would refer to me on this particular blog page entry as… Mr. Safety.
(you can see more of my Osha Safety Posters HERE)