Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

The purpose of a good accident prevention poster is to place fear in the hearts and minds of workers, to make them fear breaking the rules, show them where breaking the rules can take them. And some of those classy vintage Soviet workplace posters are right on point with this. See them here, translated for you. First one above says “Take away your hair”.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t use your leg to remove the belt.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Learn how to release the victim of electrocution – chop the wires with an axe.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t try to remove things when the drum is rolling.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Be afraid of buffers.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t open the lids until the machine is fully stopped.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Be careful with a shovel!

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Be careful with a hoe!

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Look where you step!

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t walk underneath the transmission shaft!

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

“I was drunk on the job”.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t throw straps into the manhole without warning.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t work with an unfixed hose.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t put the belt on while it’s rolling.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

People are working above. Don’t stand below the post.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Stack the bricks correctly, 25 rows.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t carry acid bottles without the plugs.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t try to put out the fire with water. Water conducts electricity.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t try to check for voltage with your finger.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Tether yourself when working on the roof.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t work with an unsecured sledgehammer.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Secure the end of the shaft.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Ventilation is your friend. It should always be on.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Bend those nails!

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

You could be hit with a stick here.

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Be careful with a pitchfork!

Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

Don’t leave anything unfastened above!

Hope you liked this selection!

6 thoughts on “Bloody and Cringeworthy Soviet Accident Prevention Posters”

  1. We were way ahead of that in the Sixties. We saw the posters pretty much the same as pictured here, but we were also shown the movies, including all the gory details that would have shown up Quentin Tarantino as a simple choir boy.
    I am still very careful around machinery. Fortunately the open belt drives were a thing of the past already in those days. But in India I saw them quite a lot, even in the seventies.

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