Monday, November 19, 2007

WSIB Safety Ads Cause Controversy

Some folks are complaining that the Ontario Government's Workplace Safety and Insurance Board TV spots are a little too graphic for young children. I happen to like the entire series of ads which you can preview at:

1 comment:

Raphael Alexander said...

Blaming the company for misuse of a properly labeled tool is what is going to create workplaces with 2 day courses on WHMIS and Safety, and mandatory safety glasses and visible vests for every citizen on the planet.

The woman in the video stood on a ladder too small for her, and stepped on a rung clearly labeled not a step. It's people like that who blame a lack of proper worker education. But the WSIB campaign is misguided and misdirected. Yes, proper usage of tools and machinery is important. Blaming society for your own idiocy doesn't fly.

But thanks for a great video.