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The Force Can’t Protect Jedis From Workplace Hazards

By Matt Wastradowski

Worker safety is important, even for employees in a galaxy far, far away

Foodles Production Limited recently learned the hard way that workers must be protected at all times, even when battling bad guys in a galaxy far, far away.

The Health and Safety Executive—at its most basic level, the United Kingdom’s version of OSHA—announced in February 2016 that it is pursuing serious fines against the production company for possible violations of workplace safety laws during the filming of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg and other injuries after being struck by a hydraulic metal door while aboard the set of the Millennium Falcon in 2014, prompting the fines. Under the U.K.’s health and safety laws, Foodles Production was responsible for ensuring safety and managing risks during the production.

The announcement underscored the importance of protecting workers in all environments, whether on the factory floor, in an office space, or aboard a ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs

Read more about worker safety in the United Kingdom, and see how DuraLabel industrial label and sign printers by Graphic Products can alert employees to workplace hazards.

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