Safety: A Blast of Construction Worker Pictures From the Past Show Us Why We Need OSHA

January 26, 2015

It may have seemed cute at the time, but today, having construction workers pose as butlers balancing lunch trays 20 stories above ground on a girder for a photo-op wouldn’t fly.
Aggregation website i09 collects pictures from the 1920s and 1930s, depicting the period’s low safety standards for high-rise construction workers.
“And this is why we need OHSA. I'm getting queasy just looking at these,” one reader commented.
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