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It’s long past Halloween, but those crazy Canadians are still scaring their fellow Canucks silly with a slew of workplace PSAs. The one below concerns kitchen safety. WARNING: This video is graphic, intensely disturbing, which, of course, makes it highly effective.

Food Links Around the Bay and Elsewhere 20 May,2008Stephanie Lucianovic

  • shuna fish lydon

    Wow Stephanie, that little snippet of a video is awful, you’re right. I don’t know what a PSA is but I have seen accidents like this.

    In fact I just gave a talking to all of the staff at my job because we have an in and an out door and people are quite lazy about following the rules.

    I said that no one need worry because the restaurant/ worker’s comp will pay for all hospital bills but that I’ve seen too many people leave restaurants in ambulances and it’s the worst way to end employment.

  • weegee

    That video is truly nasty! There is something really sick and slightly humorous about her knowing her impending fate…

  • Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic

    PSA = Public Service Announcement, like “this is your brain on drugs and don’t you want an omelet now?”

    The other PSAs (all workplace safety things in various workplaces) that Prevent-It did for Canadian television can be seen on YouTube. They also have some very effective ones about domestic violence.

    Apparently, Canada is known for these sort of shocking PSAs that gave friends of mine nightmares in their Canadian childhood.


Stephanie Lucianovic

A former picky eater, Stephanie V.W. Lucianovic is a writer, editor, and lapsed cheesemonger in the San Francisco Bay Area. A culinary school grad with an English lit degree, she has written for,, Popular Science, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. Additionally, she has been writing for KQED’s Bay Area Bites since its inception and is the website editor for KQED’s Emmy-award winning show “Check, Please! Bay Area.”

Stephanie was an original recapper at Television Without Pity and worked on a line of cookbooks for William-Sonoma as well as in the back kitchen of a Jacques Pépin cooking show. Her first book, SUFFERING SUCCOTASH: A Picky Eater’s Quest To Understand Why We Hate the Foods We Hate (Perigee Books, 2012) is a non-fiction narrative and a heartfelt and humorous exposé on the inner lives of picky eaters that Scientific American called “hilarious” and “the perfect popular science book for a reader that doesn’t think he or she wants to read a popular science book.”

Stephanie lives in Menlo Park with her husband, three-year-old son, assorted cats, and has been blogging at The Grub Report for over a decade.

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