Design: Terrifying Health & Safety Posters

Safety in the workplace has always been a big issue, especially as countries develop new industries – more people + more jobs + big machinery = fewer arms and legs.  It would seem obvious, but perhaps, a reminder to be careful and not cut your hand off was helpful. The designers of the following posters went a bit overboard but they do get the point across. So don’t stick your head between two railroad cars, mind your tools and be careful when your loading fish – all good advice.

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russia

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24flinching-soviet-safety-posters162

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Netherlands 1930 – 70’s

1940-drik-de-leeuw

1939-e-lukcs

1942-hans-bolleman

1950-n-olthuis

1972a

1959-1964

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Posted on May 2, 2013, in Graphic Design and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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