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Dutch Health And Safety Posters 1926-1992

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DUTCH Health and Safety is a cause relayed via posters prodcued by the country’s Safety Institute (Amsterdam).

1926, poster by Albert Hahn Alcohol increases the risk of accidents This is a belated follow-up to my April 2013 post Vintage Safety. I tried really hard not to include too many "missing finger" posters. [update: I swear to you that I wrote that fate-tempting sentence on Monday and then totally hurt my hand moving boxes the next day at work. I may never again look at this post.] "Hoogspanning!" means "high voltage!" (see poster below).

1926, poster by Albert Hahn. Alcohol increases the risk of accidents
This is a belated follow-up to my April 2013 post Vintage Safety. I tried really hard not to include too many “missing finger” posters.

1925, poster by Jacob Jansma

1925, poster by Jacob Jansma

1925, poster by Jacob Jansma Don't spit on the nuns* 2/28/2014 update: I figured this was not a nun, but liked the cheap joke. Adrian emailed to relate this message from his Dutch friend: "The poster about spitting is quite interesting. In the first half of the 20th century lots of men chewed tobacco. And spitting was part of the chewing. It was unhygienic, I remember as a little boy the amounts of spit flying through the air! The nun is not a nun but a nurse in a twenties uniform. She is in the poster to indicate how unhygienic spitting is. Not a target!" But really, please don't spit on the nuns.

1925, poster by Jacob Jansma. 50 Watts says: ‘
“The poster about spitting is quite interesting. In the first half of the 20th century lots of men chewed tobacco. And spitting was part of the chewing. It was unhygienic, I remember as a little boy the amounts of spit flying through the air! The nun is not a nun but a nurse in a twenties uniform. She is in the poster to indicate how unhygienic spitting is. Not a target!” But really, please don’t spit on the nuns.

1925, poster by Jacob Jansma

1925, poster by Jacob Jansma

1925, poster by O. Roland

1925, poster by O. Roland

1939, poster by E. Lukàcs

1939, poster by E. Lukàcs

1939, poster by E. Lukàcs

1939, poster by E. Lukàcs

1939, poster by Gé Hurkmans

1939, poster by Gé Hurkmans

1939, poster by Strelitskie

1939, poster by Strelitskie

1940, poster by E. Lukàcs

1940, poster by E. Lukàcs

1940, poster by Jacob Jansma Hugh Cook translates for us: "Do not grease or polish while machine is running."

1940, poster by Jacob Jansma “Do not grease or polish while machine is running.”

 

Your work force is his luck Safety Institute (Amsterdam)  1953

“Your work force is his luck”
1953

1956

1956

1950–1959 Protect Your Eyes

1950–1959
Protect Your Eyes

 

1960

1960

 

1966

1966

1969

1969

No mess on the stairs. Obstruct passage Keyword: Working Safety Safety Institute (Amsterdam) Period topic:1974 - 1974 Property:	 poster

“No mess on the stairs. Obstruct passage”
 1974 

Think of your head, put a helmet on Author: draftsman:  Schmitz, Frank Keyword: Working Safety Safety Institute (Amsterdam) Period topic:	1981 - 1981

“Think of your head, put a helmet on”
Period topic: 1981 – 1981

 

1992

1992

Spotters: Geheugenvannederland.nl and 50Watts