Why Throwing Apple Cores is Dangerous.
After some very long days, a massive amount of root cause analysis, I have decided that throwing
Apple cores, whilst it may sound innocuous, is actually very dangerous.
Ok… the story of the last few days is that my company has managed to set a new record in number of incidents (9) that you can incur in a short space of time (6 days).
We’ve had some doozies. And I got to 3pm and almost thought I could draw breath…. and Hey presto.. someone drank water from their water bottle.
Not so terrible, you may thnk.
The sub-text is that the waterbottle with it’s white cap/cup lid thing, had been sitting under a pipe leaking caustic soda.
Yep… you’re there, arent you?
Give you a hint: it didn’t taste like strawberries.
And I have another incident to deal with and a worker with bright red clown lips.
And another root cause analysis to do.
We had just spent two hours working out the chain of events that led to one young Electrician getting a massive ZZZZAP.
In some ways I was glad that it was him who got the ZZZAP… not because I don’t like him (not true – he’s about 12 years younger than me and he gave me a foot massage at my birthday party. And that’s not as exciting as it sounds!) But because had the ZZZZAP bitten one of our older, thicker-through-the-middle gentlemen… they may have come off decidedly second best.
At least when Chris got the ZZZZZIZZZZAP he knew what to do. But as Safety Orange (to the rescue! able to leap witches hats in a single bound) I have to work out WHY he got got. And that is Root Cause Analysis at it’s best.
Let’s walk through a summarized version:
Q. Why did he get the Zap?
A. The back of the fridge was live.
Q. Why was the back of the fridge live?
A. Because the power cord was frayed through.
Q. Why did no one notice the cord was frayed?
A. Because the appliances in the room are about a year out from their test & tag date.
Q. Why did the RCD unit (that automatically cuts the power) not trip out and prevent the Zap?
A. Because it was defective. (See previous answer)
But there’s something else to add….
Q. Why was he touching the back of the fridge?
A. Because he lobbed his apple core at the bin (next to the fridge) and the core fell behind the fridge and being the conscientious young lad he is, he tried to fish it out.
So… here’s the million dollar question, what is the one action I can take to rectify the whole situation???
Either ban apples from site (and have them eat strawberries instead) or , less draconian, teach him how to throw accurately.
As – throwing apple cores can be a DANGEROUS activity.
Almost as bad as falling asleep with crochet hooks. Ask me how I know this.
Which, yes, I did last night. I have fallen MADLY in love with the sock yarn I bought on etsy (which Barb has also indulged – Barb… BARB!!! Are you… ok?????) and Yes , Kris, the tencel would be a perfect weight for making a top. Though Sock yarn also comes in cotton………..
I will show you once I finish charging the camera batteries!!!!
The picture I do have for you – is one that made me do a double take on the pipe racks:
I spend a fair amount of time doing posters to provoke “safe” thoughts.
See if you can guess what sort of thoughts they’re having now.
If you’re wondering, we were concerned about “Nip points”…..someone has been busy with the white Paint marker… and a black texta.
And as our final safety message for the evening (following on from proper Apple core throwing techniques, not sleeping with crochet hooks and being wary of nipples) I’d like to tell you about safe Mobile Phone usage:
This happy character is Phil. He was very keen to show me how big he is on safe Phone sex.
I know I tell people to always use condoms… but….. ok…. Thanks Nokia!
So that’s me done.. yes.. I still have a bit of a cough.. and we’re knocking over some longish days but… I’ll be going home in a week….
And working on Plan Woolly!!
Love to you all!
And a hello to our new voices!!