Soviet Work Safety Posters

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Human factors are the main causes of the most accidents, catastrophes and fatalities at work. Soviet authorities tried to tell how to avoid the accidents by creating work safety posters, that were understandable to everyone.

"Don't check for an electrical current with your finger"

“Don’t check for an electrical current with your finger”

"Watch your step!"

“Watch your step!”

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Don't use broken or loose tools

Don’t use broken or loose tools

“Do not open the lid of the thresher until the machine comes to a full stop”

“Do not open the lid of the thresher until the machine comes to a full stop”

"Be careful with the spade"

“Be careful with the spade”

"Don't put on the belt, while the machine is running"

“Don’t put on the belt, while the machine is running”

“I was drunk at work!”

“I was drunk at work!”

"Watch your step!"

“Watch your step!”

"Use a Roof Safety Harness"

“Use a Roof Safety Harness”

“Don't walk under a machine shaft”

“Don’t walk under a machine shaft”

"Don't use a fixed hose"

“Don’t use a fixed hose”

“Guard the end of a machine shaft”

“Guard the end of a machine shaft”

"Don't carry around open bottles of acid"

“Don’t carry around open bottles of acid”

“Hey, scatterbrain, don’t cripple your friends!”

“Hey, scatterbrain, don’t cripple your friends!”

Lay brick correctly

Lay brick correctly

“Do not leave anything loose on the scaffold”

“Do not leave anything loose on the scaffold”

“Do not remove belt drive with your foot”

“Do not remove belt drive with your foot”

"Don't stand under the scaffolding when people are working above"

“Don’t stand under the scaffolding when people are working above”

"Don't put out an electrical fire with water"

“Don’t put out an electrical fire with water”

"Be careful with your spud"

“Be careful with your spud”

"Don't walk on fish"

“Don’t walk on fish”

“Hide your hair”

“Hide your hair”

"Beware of railway couplings!"

“Beware of railway couplings!”

"Bent nails!"

“Bent nails!”

"Don't clean the cylinders while they are in motion"

“Don’t clean the cylinders while they are in motion”

"Remember electrical shock rescue actions"

“Remember electrical shock rescue actions”

"Be careful with pitchforks!"

“Be careful with pitchforks!”

"Be careful while stretching the wires"

“Be careful while stretching the wires”

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