Have you heard the one about the trapeze artist being ordered to wear a hard hat? Or how about the students ordered to wear goggles while they play conkers? Whichever way you look at it, ‘elf and safety is an easy target whenever reporters are facing a slow news day.
Amusing as some of the stories may be, health and safety is not something to be taken lightly. Despite RoSPA’s hard work over the last ten decades, accidents are still the biggest cause of preventable death for most of our adult lives, and although we all enjoy a joke as much as the next journalist, the misery, devastation and heartache accidents cause is no laughing matter…
With this in mind we’ve decided enough is enough – it’s time to fight back! Using statistics supplied by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) we’ve put together an eye-opening infographic, illustrating the 10 most shocking safety myths out there. While some of them are so ridiculous they’re bound to make you smile, please remember the serious consequences this misinformation can have on people’s attitudes… and share with your colleagues so we can help to consign these myths to the joke books where they belong!
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