Horseplay – Practical Jokers Aren’t Welcome on this Job…..

nor is anyone who encourages them.  It’s not that we don’t have a sense of humor, but we also have a sense of responsibility toward keeping our employees safe.

Most practical jokes aren’t funny

Take the guy who thought it would be hilarious to sneak up on a friend, give him a quick blast on the neck with an air hose, and watch his reaction.  The reaction was quicker than expected.  When the air hit the man, he jerked around instantly.  The blast entered his ear, broke the drum and ruined his hearing.

Not innocent fun

Some states criminally prosecute the practical joker who causes injury or death.  They have ruled that the consequences are not the result of an accident, but of a deliberate act.  Most practical jokes are neither as innocent nor as much fun, as some persons would like to pretend.

 Stop and Think

If you are tempted to play a joke on someone –  don’t!  On a construction job, any kind of horseplay is dangerous.