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RoSPA employs the accident-prone Homer Simpson to get health and safety message across

Homer Simpson has become the unlikely face of a new health and safety at work initiative by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The bumbling cartoon character joins other Simpsons characters ­- groundskeeper Willie and Apu - in a poster campaign reminding employees health and safety is important in the home as well as at work.

Pictured asleep in a safety talk, tumbling down the stairs, hunched over his desk and being burned in the eye by a flaming marshmallow (courtesy of son Bart), it is hoped that Homer's misfortunes will get others to think about how to avoid the common accidents that affect thousands of workers in real life.
Tom Mullarkey, RoSPA chief executive, said: "Homer's approach to safety reminds us all of something about ourselves - that cutting corners can affect other people's lives as well as our own. Although Homer will never win a RoSPA Safety Award, he is there to get us talking about safety and, through his constant mishaps, offer some tongue-in-cheek insights.

"Any similarity with British workers (or indeed British dads) is purely coincidental."

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