Hazard Alert
Worker's Compensation Board
POSTER # Hazard Alert 93-09

Do Not Short Cut Safety Devices!


The owner/operator of a skid-steer front-end loader was attempting to change a loader attachment. He exited the operator's seat, raising the safety bar to the non-operating position. He then lowered the safety bar to the operating position without returning to the operator's seat and the protection of the safety bar. He was trying to raise the boom to position the loader attachment by standing on the front frame of the loader and manipulating the controls with his left foot. His foot activated the boom, causing it to suddenly swing up, fatally crushing him between the boom and the cage support.

Do not take short cuts. Do not bypass or circumvent safety devices in place for your protection. Operate all machinery according to manufacturers' instructions.

This poster is part of an archival collection of WCB health and safety posters, dating from 1969 until the present time. At the time this poster was originally produced, it reflected the current WCB requirements. In all cases, today's WCB regulation and requirements must be applied to the situation shown in each poster.