The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago and United Association Local Union 597 have released a series of Safety Stuffers based on scary movie themes.



The Mechanical Contractors Association of Chicago and United Association Local Union 597 have released a series of Safety Stuffers based on scary movie themes. Safety Stuffers are small flyers dispersed with weekly paychecks to LU 597 workers employed by member contractors of MCA Chicago. Twenty-six different stuffers are being distributed, each conveying its safety message in the form of a scary movie ad, complete with eerie illustrations.

A couple of examples:

  • Front: Ordinary Coffee Spilled On The Stairs Turned Them Into A Deathtrap! Those Stairs Were … DEADLY WHEN WET. Starring Slick DeMise. Rated P for PERILOUS.

    Back: Please, clean up spills as soon as possible.

  • Front: A Frayed, Worn-Out Fall Protection Rope … Thank Goodness She Inspected It Before Using It! THE FATAL FLAW. She Caught It – Before It Could Kill! Starring Maria Diligent. Rated O for OBSERVANT.

    Back: Please, inspect all equipment before you use it.

“The Safety Stuffers cover a wide variety of vitally important worksite issues,” said James Buchanan, business manager of LU 597. “There are Safety Stuffers for appropriate lifting techniques, proper ladder usage, personal protective equipment, lockout/tagout procedures, ergonomics, fire safety and more. There are even Stuffers that address sexual harassment and workplace violence.”

While the current Safety Stuffers employ scary movie themes, a previous round of the cautionary print pieces used playful innuendo to catch the attention of workers.

Examples include:

  • Front: Pucker up those lips and…

    Back: …learn CPR. It could save a life.

  • Front: It’s easier to return a wink when your eyes are in your head.

    Back: Wear your safety glasses.

The Safety Stuffers are sponsored by the LU 597/MCA Joint Safety Committee. Nehlsen Communications helped MCA Chicago to develop the Safety Stuffers.