Harlem shake up down under

I know everyone is totally over what is being called “the Harlem Shake,” but I promise this article is not just a link to another video featuring people making fools of themselves on the Internet. It’s a link to a video of people making fools of themselves on the Internet and then getting fired for it. That’s right: we’ve once again found a way to combine Internet memes and first-rate HR news.

The scoop: Workers in a gold mine in Australia made their very own Harlem Shake lip-dub. Was that enough to get them fired? No, so let me rephrase: Workers in a gold mine filmed themselves in the gold mine without appropriate safety gear. Yeah. That’ll do it.

Click here for details about the “sacked” workers. Click here to see the video that got them fired. Click here to hear The Hippy Hippy Shake.

To brush up on the importance of safety and health regulations (American ones, I promise), put on your gloves and helmets and head over to the Workplace Safety and Health Compliance Manual on HRsimple.com.

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