I'm not against safety by any means, but I don't think a separate safety forum is necessary here. All of our work discussions involve safety to some degree, and they are distributed in a few different forums. But the prevailing atmosphere of this forum is more like hanging out after work chillin with your buds and discussing the day's events. It's not really a strict classroom atmosphere (although a wealth of information abounds).
I don't want to see this forum turn into the type of place where the 'safety Nazis' attack every single work related thread and pick apart the poster's pictures and/or job description with admonitions of "You don't have two hands on the saw" or "Why didn't you have two tie-ins on that cut?".
That makes sense. But one thing that I like about a separate forum where all the incidents are in one place is you can click on the forum and just read thread titles one after another of guys falling, getting cut, electrocuted, crushed,chipped, etc and be quickly reminded of the potentially extreme danger that is present everyday in treework.
I think we here are different about safety concerns. Most folks make use of best work practices and follow the regs, if someone goofs up and has an accident (Wiki defines this as: "An accident is a specific, identifiable, unexpected, unusual and unintended external event which occurs in a particular time and place, without apparent or deliberate cause but with marked effects.") then the situation is looked at and commented on. Sometimes in a nice, namby pamby way, sometimes in other ways.
If someone is working in a stupid, dangerous way, be prepared to hear about it.
But one thing that I like about a separate forum where all the incidents are in one place is you can click on the forum and just read thread titles one after another of guys falling, getting cut, electrocuted, crushed,chipped, etc...
I'll admit it - I have a certain voyeuristic fascination with the descriptions and pictures that get posted in the awakenings thread at TB. But I'm with most everybody else on this - I think its better to lump safety issues in with everything else and not separate it. It's more like real life that way.