And the winner is…

There once was a lineman from Linn
Who never wore a frown just a grin
He practiced safety at all cost
So that his life would not be lost
and so lived the grinning lineman from Linn

S Carroll
Linn County REC

A top of our hat to these finals!

There was an old farmer from Clare
Whose thresher caught hold of her hair
It threw her around
From the air to the ground
And left her a scalp that is bare

NG. Wyland
University of Iowa

A mighty typist was she,
A mouse clicking jubilee.
Pain in her wrist,
That should not twist,
Operation for a fee.

W Danger
University of Iowa

Enjoy these other great contest entries!

A ditch digger shoveled the dirt
When an avalanche caused an alert
The trench box held firm
‘gainst the collapsing berm
And luckily, he wasn’t hurt

NG. Wyland
University of Iowa

There once was a girl from Fayette
Who worked for a small luncheonette
Her persistent sneezes
Were spreading diseases
Her customers soon would all get

NG. Wyland
University of Iowa

A mighty typist was she,
A mouse clicking jubilee.
Pain in her wrist,
That should not twist,
Operation for a fee.

W Danger
University of Iowa

There once was a sprite named Shelly
Who watched what she put in her belly
She avoided beef jerky
Instead ate tofurkey
And stayed away from Mort’s deli

S Gay
University of Iowa

And these great non-competing submissions
from the Healthier Workforce Center!

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall
If Mr. Dumpty had safer intentions
And participated in the workplace interventions
Then 911 we would not have to call

S Buckner-Petty
Washington University School of Medicine

A new lead abater named Griffin
Wore home the same clothes that he worked in.
He fouled the house
And thus poisoned his spouse,
Their two dogs, the cat, and the children

B Evanoff
Washington University School of Medicine

Nurses from Perth to Peru
Always have too much to do.
They work crazy shifts
And perform heavy lifts
No wonder they’re stressed, sore, and blue.

B Evanoff
Washington University School of Medicine

Asbestos abaters from Nantucket
Would rip it and bag it and muck it.
They got asbestosis,
Plaques and fibrosis,
And that’s how they all kicked the bucket.

B Evanoff
Washington University School of Medicine

While an OSHA citation’s disputable,
Don’t make your guardrails uproot-able.
They won’t work at all
And a worker will fall –
Gravity’s laws are immutable.

B Evanoff
Washington University School of Medicine

There once was a boss named Sue
Who made work impossible to do
Each day and night
She’d give her staff a fright
So now Sue’s alone. Boo who

S Campo
University of Iowa

A worker named Joe from Belize
walked on concrete that did hurt his knees
his boss gave him a chair
which he did not think it fair
but his coworkers said use it please

LA. Merlino.
University of Iowa

A flame from the torch of the welder
did fire up next to an elder
safety she did not employ
for a job she did so enjoy
but the actions caused it to felled her

LA. Merlino.
University of Iowa