Safety when it is convenient...
My ex employer was Lowes hardware in Westminster, Co. They have many dangerous pieces of machinery in the building. I was using a simple machine called a power stocker or electric ladder. During the first year of this machine being used in our store, there were no safety belts on the machine at all. The machine only goes up and down , no lateral movement. After a year, they added a safety belt with large signage on the machine to please use the belt. Six months in with the new belt, I forgot to wear the belt and was spotted by the store manager. I was fired a week later.
By the way, the ladder operates whether or not the belt is engaged. Lowes says they have rigid rules about safety. But, I don't recall being fired without warning as a result of misusing this unit. My habit of not needing a belt must have carried over to the machine with the cheesy retro fit belt now in use. Do I have a case??