'Will You Be Here Tomorrow?': A 1998 Gruesome Death-Filled Workplace Safety Video

April 26, 2016


This is 'Will You Be Here Tomorrow?', a five minute workplace safety video from 1998 created by the gore-loving folks at Educational Resources, Inc. SPOILER: Everybody dies or near dies. And all horribly. There are workers getting chopped up, gored, crushed, electrocuted, set on fire, their eyeballs poked out, some dude even gets hit with a gas canister missile. From the best I can tell, the video was originally made to encourage people to quit their jobs so they don't die at work, which I am all for. Of all the ways I would want to die, 'on the job' is near the very bottom of my list. Unless my job was truly doing what I love, in which case holy shit I really do become an alien gigolo in the future. Pre-apologies to whatever alien I die on top of, I have a bad heart and the boner pills probably made it explode. Feel free to just roll my body onto the floor and take your space bucks back from the top of the dresser.

Hit the jump for the video.

Thanks to NP, who agrees the safest way to not die at work is to call in fake sick.

  • Red Ruffensor

    All that's missing is John Cleese making deadpan sarcastic remarks.

  • shashi

    Our boss made clear we should "die on [our] own fucking time"

  • Munihausen

    HAH. The guy with the nail in his eye gets the SAG award. Top 3 Most ridiculous situations:

    1 - the dude acetylene torching the barrel of oil, leading to nuclear holocaust
    2 - guy inside garbage compactor
    3 - dude standing under rickety crate of stone waiting to be crushed

    Unfortunately, I suspect there are all derived from actual accidents where lives and limbs were lost. The video is hysterical, but the message is sober.

  • etxzombie

    I used to work at a sawmill, and they played this exact video during orientation. I was the only person in the room of of about ten people that thought it was hilarious.

  • Deksam

    That German forklift one rules though.

  • NikkolaiV

    Klaus the Forklift Driver almost seemed like it was TRYING to be funny...this one just looks like they were going for shock value. Both are funny, I just think Klaus was more deliberate.

  • TheQiwiMan

    It's a travesty that Leonardo DiCaprio won the Oscar when all these fine actors weren't even mentioned.

  • palpable ovaltine

    Jesus Christ that was scary!

    The guy at the 4 minute mark, I mean.

  • TheQiwiMan

    I agree. Ain't no way that dude hasn't at least *nibbled* on a dead baby out of curiosity once in his life.

  • Will

    You're absolutely right! I mean, what self respecting werewolf wouldn't do that?

  • Zirthran

    people continue careless as ever even after all the videos and safety procedures.
    I remember a few years ago a team repairing a giant electric oven (to bend glass) and they started the machine with one guy still inside

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    That depends on the particular industry, workplace, or company. For instance, the company I work for harps on safety all the time and we've had continued decreases every year in workplace accidents for at least a decade. In the end, it boils down to employees not taking shortcuts to do a job, even at the expense of time, and employers not harassing their employees about how much time the job is taking. Being rushed or feeling that pressure is what tends to be a root cause for a lot of accidents.

  • Bling Nye

    Don't forget general tomfoolery, dumbassery, and shenanigans.

    Remember that guy that had his rectum exploded by the co-worker that thought it'd be hilarious to goose him with the high-pressure air hose?

  • Captain Matticus, LP Inc.

    There will always be idiots and there'll always be new warning labels that are created due to those idiots, but in my experience, those sorts of accidents are the exception rather than the norm. Most injuries are rooted in inexperience and/or managerial pressure. Obviously, you should have a schedule in which to do a job, but there's a limit to how much can be done safely in a certain period of time. The overwhelming majority of accidents can be prevented by a worker who is willing to admit when they don't know what to do or when they're willing to stand up to their boss (in a professional manner, of course).

  • BiggyD!!!

    Reminds me very much of https://www.youtube.com/wat... Apparently horrifying workplace safety videos is a genre.

  • Jeremy Tilton

    Is this a trailer for the latest Final Destination movie?

  • JJtoob

    Final Destination: Dead End Job.

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