Never Run With A Pair Of Scissors….there should be a law against it.
Having seen the conditions in San Antonio , Guatemala, I was made to ponder not so much their under-regulation as our over-regulation. Recent stories of overzealous bureaucrats in our area cracking the whip for trivial violations of code seem laughable when you visit the “Real World”. The expression “Tail wagging the dog” comes to mind. I am sure there are terrible accidents in Guatemala but just because one child gets injured with a toy does not mean they would ban that toy. Just like everything else in the world moderation is best. Following are examples of under regulation that do make one wince a bit.
Don’t want your 11-year-old to carry a pocket knife. How about a machete.
This fellow has a hard hat. That should protect him.
Hand railings optional.
Vehicle emission standards yet to be made.
Fire permits? I don’t think so.
I am sure these buildings have engineered footings.
Helmets? Anything else.
Could probably get a few more passengers on board.
Put you doggy doo in a little blue bag.
No bag? How about the bottom of your shoe.
One life jacket per person. Ya, right.
Be sure to cross at the cross walk.
The binder twine assembly method.
Multi function lamp cord.
Always use cribbing when digging an outhouse hole. Right Butch?
CSA approved? Used to change very cold water to not as cold water.
No access to construction site without steel toed safety boots.