‘Don’t Walk On Fish’: 28 Worrying Soviet Accident Prevention Posters

You’ve paid heed to the alarming Dutch helath and safey poster and winced at the sight of the National Safety Council of Australia’s warnings. Now we bring you Soviet accident prevention posters.

 

Hide the hair.

 

Radio Free Europe:

The U.S.S.R. was notorious for its omnipresent propaganda. The Bolshevik regime proved wonderfully adept at using the skills of talented graphic designers and writers to create vivid images and slogans aimed at ideologically motivating the masses to transform society. Their work permeated all aspects of life during the communist era, including art, industry, and science. As an item posted on the English Russia website illustrates, however, the state even invested a lot of artistic endeavor into such mundane areas as health and safety at the workplace.

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Look out for the buffers

Put the tool rest closer to the stone.

Put the tool rest closer to the stone.

 

"You are on the highway, not in space!"

“You are on the highway, not in space!”

 

Don't throw the straps inside the hold without warning.

Don’t throw the straps inside the hold without warning.

Hey, scatterbrain, don't cripple your friends!

Hey, scatterbrain, don’t cripple your friends!

Don't walk on fish.

Don’t walk on fish.

 

A fan is a friend of labor. Let it work forever.

A fan is a friend of labor. Let it work forever.

Containers with chemicals should have accurate inscriptions.

Containers with chemicals should have accurate inscriptions.

Threw rags about? Get a hit on the face.

Don't clean the cylinder while it's in motion.

Don’t clean the cylinder while it’s in motion.

Don't open the lid of the picker before the engine stops.

Don’t open the lid of the picker before the engine stops.

Don't use your leg for taking off the belting. accident poster soviet

I was drunk at work.

I was drunk at work.

Tie yourself working on steep roofs.

Tie yourself working on steep roofs.

Be careful with forks.

Be careful with forks.

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Don't use water when extinguishing the engine. Water is an electricity conductor.

Don’t use water when extinguishing the engine. Water is an electricity conductor.

Be careful with a shovel. accident poster soviet 4 accident poster soviet 6