There is nothing coy about these vintage Dutch safety and anti-alcohol propaganda posters. They want you to know just how horribly inattention to your work will maim you, live wires will electrocute you, and alcohol will destroy your life.
And no, this isn't the first time we've featured
. They're that terrifying. Dutch safety posters One touch! There are monster lurking in electric cables, designed by Evert Möllenkamp, between 1925 and 1949 Help us! Our country must be alcohol free! (Blue Week), designed by Albert Hahn, between 1925 and 1949 Use safety harnesses, designed by W. J. van der Werf, between 1925 and 1949 Help us! The bottle must be broken! (Blue Week), designed by Georges Raemdonck, between 1925 and 1949 He never used a with a hammer with a chisel, designed by Jacob Jansma, between 1925 and 1949 This is life threatening and that's why it's forbidden, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1925-1926 Alcohol increases the risk of accidents, by Albert Hahn, 1926 Every wise welder is using safety glasses, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1926-1927 Never work without safety, designed by Herman Heyenbrock, 1928 Drinking alcohol causes accidents, 1928 From above!, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1928-1929 Even if a ladder is easily found, a few stacked crates work just as well .. or maybe not, designed by Willem van Poll, 1928-1929 Sportsmen! Stop drinking alcohol! It's a danger to you!, designed by Albert Hahn, 1928 Against alcohol (Blue Week), designed by William A. van de Walle, 1928 Blue Week, designed by Henk Doornekamp, between 1925 and 1949 A worn wrench is the key of an accident, designed by Jacob Jansma, between 1925 and 1949 A worn wrench is good for nothing, except accidents, designed by Jacob Jansma, between 1927 and 1929 Faulty material is the source of many accidents, 1927-1929 Visit the Safety Museum, designed by K. Koekoek, 1929 Falling from a ladder, by Jacob Jansma, 1930 Suffering children, by Henri Pieck, c. 1930-1932 Good protective glasses – eyes saved, designed by Willem van Poll, 1939 Safety, designed by E. Lukács, 1939 Carbon monoxide! Provide good ventillation, designed by E. Lukács, 1939 Inattention causes accidents, designed by Strelitskie, 1940 Never leave any tools lying on a stepladder, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1944 A safety harness could have saved him, 1945 Use protective masks, 1945 Do not oil or clean the machine if it's running, designed by Jacob Jansma, 1949 Work safely, designed by N. Olthuis, 1950 This can cost a foot, designed by E. Lukács, 1953
All posters above are from Memory of The Netherlands .