GUARD OIL FIELD WITH CIGARETTE LIGHTER (Apr, 1933)

Because the idea of making the entire area a non-smoking zone would just be unthinkable.

GUARD OIL FIELD WITH CIGARETTE LIGHTER
An electric cigarette lighter, shielded from the weather by a small roof, is an odd sight at a corner of a Beaumont, Texas, oil field. So dreaded a hazard is fire here that workmen are forbidden to carry matches. Violation of this rule is considered almost as serious an offense as it would be in a powder plant. To encourage its observance, the owners of the field installed the lighter, just outside the danger zone, for the convenience of employees who wished to smoke during the noon hour. As a result, the field boasts an enviable safety record.

3 comments
  1. Repack Rider says: October 13, 20078:05 pm

    Why not hire people who don’t smoke? Is that too easy?

  2. Vozpit says: February 11, 20087:35 pm

    Just outside the danger zone. Good idea.

  3. oilfield equipment says: April 24, 200912:11 am

    this is so cool. i agree with the other comment just hire nonsmokers.

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