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Buzzfeed has posted some vintage Dutch work safety posters that are both scary and effective, especially this one: the electricity eel kills you, and the Grim Reaper catches you when you fall. Yikes!

Or this one, which definitely downplays the copious amount of blood that would be spattered across the table saw where you just cut off your entire thumb:

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“The cap was too high.”

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Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.



  1. Jeff Faust says:

    Well, there’s no getting around it: sawblade contact is not pretty.

  2. I remember seeing some of these in a graphic design textbook. (They were shown in contrast to the more stylized images you usually see.) Although a little macabre, they are effective.

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