Why are safety sheets always so damn funny? i mean its not like any of these situations is funny, but the use of cartoon characters just seems to take away from the gravity of, say for example, striking a welding electrode on a bottle and having shrapnel penetrate ya head

Why are safety sheets always so damn funny? i mean its not like any of these situations is funny, but the use of cartoon characters just seems to take away from the gravity of, say for example, striking a welding electrode on a bottle and having shrapnel penetrate ya head.

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9 thoughts on “Why are safety sheets always so damn funny? i mean its not like any of these situations is funny, but the use of cartoon characters just seems to take away from the gravity of, say for example, striking a welding electrode on a bottle and having shrapnel penetrate ya head

  1. I won't even go into a training movie (and it was a movie, not a video) that I saw many years ago about a serious topic. I still remember it because it was so hilarious. Maybe that is why they do it – to cement it into your consciousness.

  2. +Carolyn Fahm one aspect that caught my mind about this was the warnings on cigarettes, in Australia we have had pretty nasty looking images of the consequences of smoking on the packets, i did wonder whether they would have the same impact if they had a little cartoon dude missing a lung or something :) On another side note, Australia passed legislation for plain packaging for cigarettes, thats going to be interesting..

  3. Well it certainly worked for me if I can vividly remember this training film from forty years ago. It was on something that could have been, and perhaps should have been, very serious – bone marrow extraction. But, instead, they got a cast of actors to act out everything you shouldn't do, like telling the patient that you are going to stick a big needle right into there – and pointing at the chest just a little to the centre of the heart. After the doctor chased down the fleeing patient, things got even more hilarious. Actually, that film as a sort of classic. It was as close to hospital slapstick than I have ever seen, and, as I said, it was on something very serious. But maybe cartoons would be helpful, especially since you are targeting teens who are thinking of starting smoking.

  4. I wish I could see it again too. It was done completely deadpan. In fact, the only training movies I still remember is that one and another one where they used comedy to enlighten us on the entrancing subject of the proper use of the telephone in a business setting. Maybe comedy is the secret weapon to get our attention.

  5. That's not the only time you have started a fire with a stray park. I am sure a certain park still remembers the pain from the fire….

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