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rasmus
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posted 18 May 2007 11:50 PM      Profile for rasmus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I have to admit, this made me chuckle.


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Albireo
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posted 19 May 2007 12:04 AM      Profile for Albireo     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah, I saw that on the Subway in Toronto.

I suppose that it is trying to appeal to "young people".

I guess nothing deters a steel bar through the head like an Xbox 360.


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bruce_the_vii
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posted 19 May 2007 01:05 AM      Profile for bruce_the_vii     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I actually remember a news story about how a Toronto construction worker got a rebar through the skull into his brain and he had the presence of mind to pull it out himself.
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Michelle
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posted 19 May 2007 03:57 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Yeah. Except REALLY young people see those ads too, and find them disturbing. Like the cartoon of the bloody chopped off ear lying on the ground.

I'm looking forward to the nightmares my son has after seeing that on the subway yesterday. He actually walked over to it and stared at it for a long time, without laughing. The expression on his face was hard to read, but it was obvious that he was a little freaked out by it. Which is maybe the point, I guess.

I suppose it's no worse than Hallowe'en. Actually, maybe that's what I'll tell him when we see the ad again this weekend.


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remind
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posted 19 May 2007 06:27 AM      Profile for remind     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Michelle:
Yeah. Except REALLY young people see those ads too, and find them disturbing. Like the cartoon of the bloody chopped off ear lying on the ground.

I'm looking forward to the nightmares my son has after seeing that on the subway yesterday. He actually walked over to it and stared at it for a long time, without laughing. The expression on his face was hard to read, but it was obvious that he was a little freaked out by it. Which is maybe the point, I guess.

I suppose it's no worse than Hallowe'en. Actually, maybe that's what I'll tell him when we see the ad again this weekend.


Did he have mightmares?

Truth is always good under any circumstance.

Also, the highest work place injuries is amongst those just entering the work force, and if children learn young enough perhaps they will be more careful when they enter it.


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Steppenwolf Allende
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posted 19 May 2007 11:28 PM      Profile for Steppenwolf Allende     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
OK, pretty catchy.

It would be especially sad to find out where the after-work parties are, then end up getting injured on the job, so you know you can't go!

Here in BC, the Worksafe Program, sponsored by the Workers Comp Board, has taken the sort of square-but-likeable approach to promoting workplace safety.

Even the part thatís more focused toward students and younger workers is pretty mellow.

How effective it is can be pretty subjective though. Workplace injuries and illness are generally on the rise, and the BC Liar regime's draconian rule changes are making it harder to get bosses to comply with safety rules and harder for injured workers to appeal decisions and get access to benefits and re-training (The WCB is turning a hefty profit that the regime can skim for more tax handouts to the rich).


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