Yes, The Simpson posters we carry have fronted a legacy on both prime times and in safety awareness!
The animated, meta-commentary and witty prime-time show, The Simpsons has been around for 28 years. Times Magazine has even named The Simpsons the best TV show of all time.
Chances are you’ve watched a few episodes and have created your own opinion about this hilarious and dysfunctional family. But underneath the comedy, how much do you really know about the show?
Why were safety posters created from the characters of The Simpsons?
To best answer this question, let’s introduce the main characters that make up the show – introducing, The Simpsons:
Homer Simpson is the safety inspector at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. His wife Marge is the hardworking wife, Bart is the ten-year-old underachiever – and proud of it, Lisa is the unappreciated eight-year-old genius, and Maggie is the cute, pacifier loving little infant that doesn’t say a word.
The plant that Homer works at is a two-unit pressurized water reactor of nuclear water. It's the main power source for Springfield. The plant is notorious for being poorly maintained due to owner Charles Montgomery Burns’ greediness and Homers incompetence.
What safety issues occurred in The Simpsons?
A surprise inspection found 342 violations and an estimated $56 million required to bring the building up to code. Burns refused to spend the money and they continue to make poor safety decisions.
Safety violations that the inspector found include: luminous rats in the bowels of the building, pipes, and drums leaking radioactive waste, the disposal of waste in a children’s playground, cracked cooling towers (which was later fixed with a piece of chewing gum), skeletons in the basement, dangerously high Geiger counter readings around the perimeter of the plant, flashing red alert signs being ignored by employees, and emergency exits pained on the door/building.
Characters in the show often break into the plant because security is lax. Things are also going wrong in their town.
Homer is the clear example of what not to do at work! Oftentimes humor's used as a way to reinforce messages about safety. This is the prime reason for The Simpsons line of posters.
Most of the problems the characters encounter are real issues that occur when safe choices are non-existent. Yes, you might laugh at the mistakes the characters continue to make but they remind you what not to do. No one wants to look as silly as Homer, right?
The Simpsons Posters are filled with dynamic scenes from the show and created by the same artists. With The Simpsons Posters, you can clearly illustrate an incident that could occur and remind workers not to practice safety with safety messages.