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.
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.