This is the second post following up on my thoughts on Farm Safety and Government Intrusion. Briefly, in that and the first follow-up, I discussed the Department of Labor’s efforts to make it illegal for a kid to do farm work. Senator Thune and others have proposed the Preserving America’s Family Farm Act to counter these absurd rules. From the press release at Thune’s web site:
The language of the proposed rule is so specific it would even ban youth from operating a battery powered screwdriver or a pressurized garden hose.
I thought it might be fun to look at some of my
crappy old books and see what they had to say about screwdriver safety. (Note that some of my books pre-date “battery-power.”)
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[Please note that my new computer doesn’t like my old printer at all. They just can’t communicate. And so, I rely on my camera to “scan” pages from books.]
From Mack M. Jones’ Shopwork on the Farm (1945):
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So– there will be a 4th follow up! Stay tuned!