What is in a "Rescue Bag"?
By melinchina on May 08, 2007
When I was working at Sun's Tokyo office last month I had to explore the contents of the "Rescue Bag" that hangs at each workspace:
It contains: a hard hat, gloves, a towel, a mask, a flashlight, batteries and a bag that you can hold over your head to get fresh air for a few minutes (someone please leave me a comment and tell me what it's really called - I don't think it's a 'smoke shut' as the katakana on the package would imply).
This is one of the things I love about Japan: the devotion to details, to perfection, to the corner cases. The things you don't care about most of the time but when you do care, you REALLY REALLY care about them.
BTW I have to give you a close-up of the picture on the front of the bag-that-you-can-hold-over-your-head-to-get-fresh-air-for-a-few-minutes. I think all things considered this woman is holding up pretty well, don't you?