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do I have muppet written on my forehead?
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This thread is dedicated to examples of outragous Health and Safety issues in archaeology (professional/academic).No names or places please-just the low-down. To get you started...
a consultancy I worked for wanted me to remove an MOD waste heap from the surface of a scheduled ancient monument.Chemical analyses were carried out around the heap...heavy metals a gogo. I noticed they had`nt taken any samples from the heap itself...this carried out, their RA stipulated breathing gear/specialist removal and chemical showers...I got a dust mask. MOD refused to pay for removal. A university I worked for last year...British Army base...18 aircraft bombs in one week...told us they were all "dummies". We spent weeks in front of diggers picking up ordnance. I walked off site only to be asked back and promised that things would be done properly...developer picked up ordnance and carried it through our team in the trenches before putting it on his desk.I demanded a near-miss form and was refused.I left. Colleagues of mine identified asbestos on site last week...they got dust masks and were told to carry on as it would be removed by a specialist...they spent weeks working next to it....over to you...}Smile Oh yeah, on an urban site recently, developer dug a 10 metre deep chasm behind us in readiness for the building of an underground car-park.This was about half a footy pitch square. We had to push our tool-laden barrows along a three foot wide "path" next to the edge in blizzard and ice conditions.When I took this up with the grown ups, we got a plastic wobbly orange fence instead of a secure-built barrier...nowhere near good enough guys...wakey wakey, its bad enough that archaeologists are the lowest paid graduates and put up with conditions akin to the industrial revolution. Don`t make me write an obituary for a dead British archaeologist, it will get very ugly, very quickly. Not a threat but a promise. Just for once, I would invite the IFA/ALGAO/PROSPECT to contribute to or, at the very least, read the contributions on this thread. I will be asking you for your comments either by letter or, via the press.


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do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Troll - 14th July 2005, 06:49 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Sith - 28th October 2005, 01:20 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 01:34 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 01:52 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 28th October 2005, 02:57 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 03:05 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 03:21 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 03:55 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 04:09 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 28th October 2005, 04:56 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 28th October 2005, 05:04 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Sith - 28th October 2005, 06:08 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 06:17 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 06:22 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 06:33 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pete M - 28th October 2005, 07:55 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 30th October 2005, 09:14 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Sith - 1st November 2005, 02:56 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 1st November 2005, 05:27 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by monitor lizard - 1st November 2005, 06:03 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by sniper - 1st November 2005, 06:57 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 1st November 2005, 10:01 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 1st November 2005, 10:14 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by sniper - 2nd November 2005, 12:09 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 2nd November 2005, 10:36 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by rachstebbs - 2nd November 2005, 10:43 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Pedant - 2nd November 2005, 02:04 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Curator Kid - 2nd November 2005, 02:31 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Beardstroker - 2nd November 2005, 08:15 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by sniper - 2nd November 2005, 10:19 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Sith - 3rd November 2005, 10:27 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 3rd November 2005, 09:03 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 17th November 2005, 12:08 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 17th November 2005, 06:41 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by sniper - 17th November 2005, 07:31 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 18th November 2005, 12:49 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 18th November 2005, 01:00 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by voice of reason - 18th November 2005, 07:56 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 18th November 2005, 09:07 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 18th November 2005, 09:09 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by anon - 19th November 2005, 01:36 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 19th November 2005, 11:07 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 20th November 2005, 12:02 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 20th November 2005, 12:27 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 21st November 2005, 11:58 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 21st November 2005, 01:12 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Reggie - 1st December 2005, 09:59 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 1st December 2005, 11:42 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Reggie - 2nd December 2005, 12:17 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 2nd December 2005, 01:19 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 4th December 2005, 04:13 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 4th December 2005, 06:05 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 9th December 2005, 05:27 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 9th December 2005, 05:45 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by i_love_rocks - 9th December 2005, 05:47 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 9th December 2005, 06:01 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by i_love_rocks - 9th December 2005, 06:11 PM
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do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Sith - 12th December 2005, 03:57 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by garybrun - 12th December 2005, 05:24 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by rachstebbs - 12th December 2005, 05:58 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Sith - 13th December 2005, 01:40 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Tim - 13th December 2005, 01:45 PM
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do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Tim - 13th December 2005, 03:45 PM
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do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 13th December 2005, 06:00 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 14th December 2005, 02:54 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Tim - 15th December 2005, 01:50 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by drpeterwardle - 15th December 2005, 02:04 PM
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do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by deepdigger - 19th December 2005, 03:41 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 28th December 2005, 06:13 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 28th December 2005, 07:18 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by deepdigger - 28th December 2005, 10:13 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 29th December 2005, 01:10 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by drpeterwardle - 30th December 2005, 02:30 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 30th December 2005, 02:40 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 30th December 2005, 02:57 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 30th December 2005, 07:19 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 3rd January 2006, 12:37 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 3rd January 2006, 12:46 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Galaxsea - 4th January 2006, 12:56 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 4th January 2006, 06:12 PM
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do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 6th January 2006, 08:40 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Galaxsea - 6th January 2006, 09:15 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 6th January 2006, 02:56 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 6th January 2006, 03:05 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 7th January 2006, 01:26 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 9th January 2006, 01:59 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 9th January 2006, 03:06 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 9th January 2006, 03:21 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Reggie - 9th January 2006, 11:40 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by drpeterwardle - 10th January 2006, 12:43 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 10th January 2006, 09:48 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 10th January 2006, 01:26 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 10th January 2006, 01:31 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 10th January 2006, 01:41 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by achingknees - 10th January 2006, 02:56 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 10th January 2006, 07:25 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 19th January 2006, 11:59 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 27th February 2006, 01:48 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 1st March 2006, 12:09 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by BAJR Host - 10th March 2006, 12:03 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 10th March 2006, 09:37 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Curator Kid - 10th March 2006, 09:50 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by mercenary - 10th March 2006, 10:18 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Emjem - 13th March 2006, 04:07 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 15th March 2006, 03:23 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Sith - 17th March 2006, 04:14 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 17th March 2006, 05:38 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by chrysalis - 25th March 2006, 06:17 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 27th March 2006, 03:28 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 23rd April 2006, 12:50 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Dave-Bonner - 23rd April 2006, 01:03 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 23rd April 2006, 01:24 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by eggbasket - 24th April 2006, 03:03 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 25th April 2006, 09:05 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by eggbasket - 26th April 2006, 09:32 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by 1man1desk - 26th April 2006, 10:30 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 2nd May 2006, 12:31 AM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Gizmo - 2nd May 2006, 02:24 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by Emjem - 4th May 2006, 01:30 PM
do I have muppet written on my forehead? - by troll - 7th May 2006, 12:34 PM

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