Is there anything dangerous about your job, or the place you work at?

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Ham Hammers said, (34 days ago)

Well, I'm an organic chemist, so yeah. A lot of things.

JasAsian v2.0 said, (34 days ago)

@MC HotDog Name some of them! I'm giving you the opportunity to make everyone think you're BADASS because your regular day is fraught with peril!

Plan Bmanda said, (34 days ago)

The garments hanging around the office are a serious fire hazard. I have cut myself with pinking shears (which hurts like a mofo) and tried to cut myself with safety tip scissors (not on purpose).

Ham Hammers said, (34 days ago)

Let's see.
Concentrated Acids and Bases, silica gel (which doesn't sound that bad until you consider Silicosis), cyanide, most of the solvents around you wouldn't want to breathe or touch (Dichloromethane, Toluene, Pyridine, etc).

Oh and just about everything is flammable.

Jay Def said, (34 days ago)

I'm in danger of going deaf from the large (40 system) server farm that shares a cube with me. Otherwise, not really.

om nom nom said, (34 days ago)

some of the loose art school girls have stds.

Centropomus said, (34 days ago)

@Jay Def That violates OSHA regs.

WordNerd said, (34 days ago)

paper cuts are about as dangerous as it gets here at the office.

little_p said, (34 days ago)

riding accidents. lots. also working with horses on the ground. to me that's even more dangerous.
we have a few deaths every year in our larger circle of friends and acquaintances, but mostly things that need surgery or spinal chord injuries.

if it was safe we wouldn't be interested.

emily said, (34 days ago)

The chance of me getting lice is WAY higher than it would be at other jobs.

Also, my toes get run over almost daily by tricycles. Poor toes.

Well, and yesterday we had to be on lockdown for most of the school day because of the shooting on campus... but that's a pretty rare exception.

Herman_OBluth said, (34 days ago)

I push carts at the local Wal-Mart for college-related needs and everyday is a walking death trap.

Cars, old people, careless coworkers, Mother Nature, bad guys, robbers, the list goes on and on.

Jay Def said, (34 days ago)

@Centropomus No, it's not. They've done decibel tests and it's always right on the cusp of being overly loud, but barely within OSHA requirements.

linty said, (34 days ago)

@Bmanda Where do you work?

the way i get by said, (34 days ago)

chained to a desk, so no

Matthew... said, (34 days ago)

Generally.. I'm around 400 hot oil and flames. Also knives.

But right now, apathy and radiation from too much tv?

Plan Bmanda said, (34 days ago)

I work in an office for a clothing manufacturer.

JasAsian v2.0 said, (34 days ago)

My own: needles, sometimes infected with HIV or Hepatitis. There's also sometimes guys spewing antibiotic resistant Tuberculosis, MRSA, C-diff and pneumonia. We'll see if Swine Flu makes a comeback.

Then there's the crazy criminals and/or mentally disturbed.

And it hasn't happened yet, but i'm sure some pissed off boyfriend is going to show up with a gun sometime to "finish off" the job he did on his girlfriend.

...and once the zombies rise, the first place they show up is the ER.

JasAsian v2.0 said, (34 days ago)

@MC HotDog sounds like I'll be seeing you at my ER soon! Make sure you bring a co-worker with you to identify whatever it is that's melting off your face...otherwise we might put something on it that'll make it worse.

JasAsian v2.0 said, (34 days ago)

@emily Don't forget little kids also have SCABIES! YUM.

@HermanoBluth Wow, that does sound pretty dangerous.

@Jay Def so the instant someone starts talking or turns on a radio, then you're over the max decibel level? Dude I would wear earplugs anyway.

Ham Hammers said, (34 days ago)

Oh, I got a nice big old lungful of Methyl tert-butyl ether about an hour ago. That was great. I'm probably being sarcastic.

At least it's not carcinogenic. I'm using this as an excuse to go get Taco Bell. It makes sense in my head.

little_p said, (34 days ago)

@MC HotDog oh man, YOU need to watch Breaking Bad!

emm said, (34 days ago)

Well, folks get pretty uptight about their money, but that's to be expected. There's the convict who comes in and waves his Offender card around, insisting that it's proper and sufficient ID to withdraw a large sum of money, and who walked around the outside of the building before entering, and who left three dudes waiting in a running car in the parking lot. But we called the cops on him, so that was kind of nice.

Other than that, i sliced my finger open on a drawer yesterday, and had to come in on Saturday even though i was super sick.

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