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[The echo]. volume ([Pisgah Forest, N.C.) 1940-19??, July 01, 1948, Image 19

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DON'T LET LIFE SHORTCHANGE YOU—WEAR YOUR GOGGLES ■ Sometimes a man who wouldn’t think of work- ,■ ing without goggles when at his own bench, will ■I remove them when walking through the shop. This practice is o. k., if your walk takes you where there’s no chipping, riveting, grinding, hand tool, or machine work going on, or near other eye-hazardous jobs. Otherwise you are asking for it—for accidents respect no time, place or person. A chip from the other fellow’s work can blind you just as easily as a chip from your own. Even your best friend may be the innocent cause of your injury, so wear your goggles always where there’s even the slightest danger. At trade school or as an apprentice, you spent years learning your trade. You can lose an eye and your trade in the time it takes a clock to "tick.” It is true that artificial eyes are getting better and better every day, but if you prefer your own, be sure and wear your goggles when you’re doing any type work that could injure your eyes. REMEMBER: Blind men, even if they work, can’t read a pay check. In the Army it’s "Eyes right.” On the job, eyes RIGHT means wear your goggles. In the movies, when grapefruit squirts in one’s eyes, it’s sure to get a laugh. But it’s no joke when you’re hit in the eye by a flying particle. BE ACCIDENTS HAPPEN IN '0^- FLASH/ There are numerous employees right here in our plant who will readily agree that Accidents Happen In a Flash! Unfortunately, there are several persons among our personnel who have lost days and weeks away from work, in addition to having become partial ly disabled, due to an accident that happened in a split second, so to speak. The age-old adage that ''Haste Makes Waste" has been proven on numerous occasions here at Ecusta, and ’tis always the "hasty person" or the "chance-taker" who has to pay the price. The un told suffering and inconvenience must be borne by the injured person, and believe you me, such suffering and inconvenience really grows old fast. It really behooves each of us to be alert at all times, and to do everything in our power to avert personal injuries. WAIT A MINUTE BILL> IF YOU WERE A FOREMAN WOULD YOU HAVE A MAN USE A DEFECTIVE \LADDER ? in YOU'RE RIGHT.THIS JOB CAN WAIT 'TIL I GET A SAFE LADDER. ^ LADDER ACCIDENTS OFTEN RESULT IN SERIOUS INJURY. I’M GLAD BILL TOOK MY ADVICE. MANAGEMENT DOES NOT APPROVE OF THE USE OF FAULTY EQUIP MENT/ , „f( '4 17

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