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Back Safety: Proper Lifting Procedures - SS1015DE (16 min.)
Description
Back injuries frequently occur in the workplace during lifting. The tips and techniques provided in this video will offer alternatives to lifting or carrying and will show the benefits of using helpful tools like dollies and carts to prevent back injuries. Viewers will learn the necessary step-by-step safety procedures to prepare the body for safe lifting as well as instruction on how to properly lift under any circumstances.
Back Safety: Proper Lifting Procedures - SS1015DS (16 min.) SPANISH
Description
Back injuries frequently occur in the workplace during lifting. The tips and techniques provided in this video will offer alternatives to lifting or carrying and will show the benefits of using helpful tools like dollies and carts to prevent back injuries. Viewers will learn the necessary step-by-step safety procedures to prepare the body for safe lifting as well as instruction on how to properly lift under any circumstances.
Basic Electrical Safety SS1085IE (11 Min.)
Description
This video explains the basics of electrical safety in an easy to understand manner. A great program for new employees or experienced employees in need of refresher training.
Basic Electrical Safety SS1085IS (11 Min.) Spanish
Description
This video explains the basics of electrical safety in an easy to understand manner. A great program for new employees or experienced employees in need of refresher training.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Know the Risk SS1027B (13 Min.) UPDATED
Description
Bloodborne Pathogens are a potential hazard in every workplace. Even minor first aid situations can present a potential risk. That's why training is so important. This prgram takes the mystery out of Bloodborne Pathogens by explaining, in simple terms: What Bloodborne Pathogens are What diseases they can cause and How to prevent exposure.
Bloodborne Pathogens: Know The Risk - SS1027BS (13 Min.) Spanish
Description
Bloodborne Pathogens are a potential hazard in every workplace. Even minor first aid situations can present a potential risk. That's why training is so important. This prgram takes the mystery out of Bloodborne Pathogens by explaining, in simple terms: What Bloodborne Pathogens are What diseases they can cause and How to prevent exposure.
Cell Phone Hands Free Driving Awareness - SS1089IE
Description
Driving while using your cell phone is a recipe for disaster. In today's day and age technology is more available than ever, and so are the associated hazards. This video covers some of the statistics and also gives the tips needed to drive safely.
Choices: Safe Driving - SS1078IE (25 Min.)
Description
This year, approximately 30,000 people will die in vehicle collisions. That’s 100 today. That’s 100 tomorrow…and the next day. Every Day. People’s lives are shattered. Families are torn apart. Why? Poor choices. We mention choices because that’s really what it comes down to. Will your employees choose to obey traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely? Or, will they choose to take a chance… a chance that can have grave and long lasting effects. You can help them make good choices behind the wheel with this video. Topics include: Disctracted Driving Phone Conversations Texting In-Car Distractions External Distractions Pedestrians Inclement Weather BillBoards and Drowsy Driving As well as tried and true Defensive Driving techniques relating to: Speed Limits Following Distance Intersections Aggressive Driving Anticipating Hazards & Backing and Parking
Choices: Safe Driving - SS1078IS (26 Min.) Spanish
Description
This year, approximately 30,000 people will die in vehicle collisions. That’s 100 today. That’s 100 tomorrow…and the next day. Every Day. People’s lives are shattered. Families are torn apart. Why? Poor choices. We mention choices because that’s really what it comes down to. Will your employees choose to obey traffic laws and operate their vehicles safely? Or, will they choose to take a chance… a chance that can have grave and long lasting effects. You can help them make good choices behind the wheel with this video. Topics include: Disctracted Driving Phone Conversations Texting In-Car Distractions External Distractions Pedestrians Inclement Weather BillBoards and Drowsy Driving As well as tried and true Defensive Driving techniques relating to: Speed Limits Following Distance Intersections Aggressive Driving Anticipating Hazards & Backing and Parking
Driving Distractions Of The Everyday Driver– SS1073I (18 min.)
Description
In this presentation, viewers will become familiar with the unusual distractions faced by the everyday driver and how to prevent them from creating unsafe situations on the road. Topics covered include: Safe and effective use of comfortable controls GPS technology and cell phones How to handle additional unexpected distractions inside and outside of the vehicle
Driving Distractions Of The Professional Driver - SS13025A (15 min.)
Description
Prevent distracted driving among employees with this presentation on how professional drivers can prepare for a safe drive and maintain that safety while on the road. The material covers the host of possible distractions professional drivers face and how to avoid them through per-trip planning, knowing how to handle unexpected weather changes and handling everyday driving hazards on the job.
Emergency Preparedness: An Employee's Responsibility – SS1051I (25 min.)
Description
No one can predict when an emergency will happen. For this reason, everyone in your facility must be prepared. Proper preparedness can help minimize the loss of life and property damage should a disaster occur. This program is comprehensive and will educate your workforce about how they can prepare for disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes and how they can help prevent the impact of workplace violence, terrorism and arson. This program is a great way to raise awareness in your company an ensure that your employees know what to do when a disaster strikes.
Emergency Preparedness: An Employee’s Responsibility - Spanish - SS1051IS
Description
No one can predict when an emergency will happen. For this reason, everyone in your facility must be prepared. Proper preparedness can help minimize the loss of life and property damage should a disaster occur. This program is comprehensive and will educate your workforce about how they can prepare for disasters such as floods, fires and hurricanes and how they can help prevent the impact of workplace violence, terrorism and arson. This program is a great way to raise awareness in your company an ensure that your employees know what to do when a disaster strikes.
Employee Safety Orientation - Hospitality SS5001AE (12 min.)
Description
This video is the perfect way to introduce new employees to general occupational hazards to which they may be exposed and to re-train experienced workers. Program includes basic safety rules, electrical hazards, powered equipment and machinery, back injury prevention, fire protection and more.
Employee Safety Orientation - Hospitality SS5001AS (12 min.) Spanish
Description
This video is the perfect way to introduce new employees to general occupational hazards to which they may be exposed and to re-train experienced workers. Program includes basic safety rules, electrical hazards, powered equipment and machinery, back injury prevention, fire protection and more.
Forklift Operator Training - SS1024GS (18 min.) SPANISH
Description
This program utilizes video shot on location as well as 3D animations to train new or experienced employees in the importance of safe operation and the responsibilities of professional lift truck operations, and the skills and techniques operators can use to help ensure workplace safety and incident prevention. Anyone required to operate forklifts must be trained in accordance with mandated standards. Training must include a wide variety of topics including engineering principles, forklift operating rules, equipment characteristics, differences between a forklift and a car, environmental hazards, operator maintenance, hazardous locations, surface operating conditions, site-specific operations, potential hazards, and other pertinent information. This video does just that and is a great training aid for training new operators or as refresher training for experienced operators.
Forklift Operator Training – SS1024GE (18 min.)
Description
This program utilizes video shot on location as well as 3D animations to train new or experienced employees in the importance of safe operation and the responsibilities of professional lift truck operations, and the skills and techniques operators can use to help ensure workplace safety and incident prevention. Anyone required to operate forklifts must be trained in accordance with mandated standards. Training must include a wide variety of topics including engineering principles, forklift operating rules, equipment characteristics, differences between a forklift and a car, environmental hazards, operator maintenance, hazardous locations, surface operating conditions, site-specific operations, potential hazards, and other pertinent information. This video does just that and is a great training aid for training new operators or as refresher training for experienced operators.
Forklifts and the Pedestrians SS1038GE (8 Min.)
Description
The most common accident seen in forklifts is striking a pedestrian. This means as a pedestrian you need to be extremely vigilant when working around forklifts, and the same goes for the forklift operator too. This program focuses on the safety of pedestrians, and the things you can do to make sure you will have a safe workday.
Forklifts and the Pedestrians SS1038GS (8 Min.) Spanish
Description
The most common accident seen in forklifts is striking a pedestrian. This means as a pedestrian you need to be extremely vigilant when working around forklifts, and the same goes for the forklift operator too. This program focuses on the safety of pedestrians, and the things you can do to make sure you will have a safe workday.
Hazard Communication – SS1035AS (18 min.) SPANISH
Description
In today’s litigious society, we begin to take cautions, warnings and disclaimers from manufacturers’ with a touch of skepticism or disregard. When it comes to hazardous chemicals in the work place, words, colors and symbols mean something. Not only is it your workers’ right, it is their responsibility to know what they mean. This program will teach your employees to recognize and understand the different means of communication used to identify hazardous chemicals including the United Nation’s new Globally Harmonized System. The training program will educate your workers on the physical characteristics and chemical properties communicated in the material safety data sheets and on the container labels enabling them to make proper decisions concerning the safe use handling and storage of the substances. The program covers the purpose and role of hazard communication, the different classification of chemicals and their hazards, the primary forms of communication, and best practices and procedures to ensure their safety and health. Chemicals are an intricate and valuable part of our life. When respected and handled properly, they pose minimum risk our safety and health. Knowledge is a valuable safety tool. Not only is it your workers’ right to know, it is their responsibility to use it to protect their safety and that of their co-workers.
Hazard Communications - SS1035AE
Description
In today’s litigious society, we begin to take cautions, warnings and disclaimers from manufacturers’ with a touch of skepticism or disregard. When it comes to hazardous chemicals in the work place, words, colors and symbols mean something. Not only is it your workers’ right, it is their responsibility to know what they mean. This program will teach your employees to recognize and understand the different means of communication used to identify hazardous chemicals including the United Nation’s new Globally Harmonized System. The training program will educate your workers on the physical characteristics and chemical properties communicated in the material safety data sheets and on the container labels enabling them to make proper decisions concerning the safe use handling and storage of the substances. The program covers the purpose and role of hazard communication, the different classification of chemicals and their hazards, the primary forms of communication, and best practices and procedures to ensure their safety and health. Chemicals are an intricate and valuable part of our life. When respected and handled properly, they pose minimum risk our safety and health. Knowledge is a valuable safety tool. Not only is it your workers’ right to know, it is their responsibility to use it to protect their safety and that of their co-workers.
Industrial Ergonomics - SS1082IE (9 min.)
Description
The official definition of Ergonomics is this...to apply engineering controls and scientific principles when designing a work environment that accommodates the employee in relation to the workplace, product, equipment, tools, workspace and organization of the work. The objective of ergonomics is to fit the task to the worker, rather than forcing the worker to adapt to the existing conditions. To put it simply, ergonomics is about making your job more user friendly. This video does exactly that and along the way you’ll learn how to prevent CTDs and other cumulative injuries by recognizing the warning signs before they cause pain and discomfort. The Goal? Fewer injuries and CTD's, improved productivity with less time off the job due to ergonomic injuries, and an overall better quality of life, on and off the job.
Industrial Ergonomics - SS1082IS (9 min.) Spanish
Description
The official definition of Ergonomics is this...to apply engineering controls and scientific principles when designing a work environment that accommodates the employee in relation to the workplace, product, equipment, tools, workspace and organization of the work. The objective of ergonomics is to fit the task to the worker, rather than forcing the worker to adapt to the existing conditions. To put it simply, ergonomics is about making your job more user friendly. This video does exactly that and along the way you’ll learn how to prevent CTDs and other cumulative injuries by recognizing the warning signs before they cause pain and discomfort. The Goal? Fewer injuries and CTD's, improved productivity with less time off the job due to ergonomic injuries, and an overall better quality of life, on and off the job.
Introduction to OSHA - M279E (22 mins)
Description
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 gave employees the right to a safe and healthy workplace. The OSH Act also created OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which creates regulations to protect worker health and safety across the country. To comply with OSHA requirements and build safety culture in the workplace, employers need to ensure that employees have a solid understanding of OSHA's mission and how the agency protects them on the job. "Introduction to OSHA" products discuss the rights and responsibilities employees and employers have under OSHA and how the agency enforces its regulations. Topics covered in these products include: OSHA and its mission. Employees' rights under OSHA. Employers' responsibilities under OSHA. How OSHA inspections are conducted. Filing a complaint with OSHA. Learning more about safety and health issues. and more.
Ladder Safety - SS8019AS (10 mins) Spanish
Description
This video deals with the safe way to use stepladders, straight ladders and platform ladders, as well as common hazards associated with improper ladder use. Explains the 4:1 rule when placing straight ladders, the belt buckle rule, 36″ requirement for straight ladders above landings and more. A great program for new or experienced workers.
Ladder Safety – SS8019AE (10 mins)
Description
This video deals with the safe way to use stepladders, straight ladders and platform ladders, as well as common hazards associated with improper ladder use. Explains the 4:1 rule when placing straight ladders, the belt buckle rule, 36″ requirement for straight ladders above landings and more. A great program for new or experienced workers.
Lockout/Tagout - SS1036AS (14 mins) Spanish
Description
It is estimated that over 100 workers are seriously injured every day due to failure to properly lockout-tagout equipment. This program covers the purpose of lockout-tagout, the hazards associated with the accidental release of stored energy, proper lockout-tagout procedures for attaining zero energy state, proper startup procedures and special situations. Referred by many professionals as the best training program in the market, Lockout-Tagout creates an awareness and respect for the hazards and motivates your workers to follow best practices to prevent incidents and ensure their safety.
Lockout/Tagout – SS1036AE (14 mins)
Description
It is estimated that over 100 workers are seriously injured every day due to failure to properly lockout-tagout equipment. This program covers the purpose of lockout-tagout, the hazards associated with the accidental release of stored energy, proper lockout-tagout procedures for attaining zero energy state, proper startup procedures and special situations. Referred by many professionals as the best training program in the market, Lockout-Tagout creates an awareness and respect for the hazards and motivates your workers to follow best practices to prevent incidents and ensure their safety.
Machine Guarding & Conveyor Safety – SS1003HE (12 min.)
Description
Emphasizes that machine guarding is not foolproof and requires employee responsibility when working with machinery. The last segment of the program addresses safety concerns regarding employees who work with or near conveyor systems.
Machine Guarding & Conveyor Safety – SS1003HS (12 min.) Spanish
Description
Emphasizes that machine guarding is not foolproof and requires employee responsibility when working with machinery. The last segment of the program addresses safety concerns regarding employees who work with or near conveyor systems.
PPE: Basic Training - SS1028BS (12 mins.) Spanish
Description
PPE:Basic Training is just that, the Basics. Viewers will learn the basic purposes of each type of PPE and what hazards the PPE protects them against. Personal Responsibility to wear the PPE is stressed as is wearing the proper PPE for the proper task. Topics include: Footwear, Gloves, Eye Protection, Head Protection, Respirators and more. A great way to train new employees or open a discussion with experienced workers.
PPE: Basic Training - SS1028BE (12 mins)
Description
PPE:Basic Training is just that, the Basics. Viewers will learn the basic purposes of each type of PPE and what hazards the PPE protects them against. Personal Responsibility to wear the PPE is stressed as is wearing the proper PPE for the proper task. Topics include: Footwear, Gloves, Eye Protection, Head Protection, Respirators and more. A great way to train new employees or open a discussion with experienced workers.
Respiratory Protection: The Facts - SS1030BE (17 mins)
Description
Sometimes it is difficult to respect a hazard you can’t see or one that may take years to affect you. Respirators can provide protection, but only if they are worn and used properly. Respiratory Protection creates an awareness and respect for the hazards by demonstrating with highly effective graphics how the respiratory system works and the effects of different airborne hazards. The program covers proper use, care and maintenance of air-purifying respirators and the importance of proper selection and fit. Respiratory Protection will educate and motivate your worker on when and how to properly use their air-purifying respirator.
Respiratory Protection: The Facts - SS1030BS (18 mins) Spanish
Description
Sometimes it is difficult to respect a hazard you can’t see or one that may take years to affect you. Respirators can provide protection, but only if they are worn and used properly. Respiratory Protection creates an awareness and respect for the hazards by demonstrating with highly effective graphics how the respiratory system works and the effects of different airborne hazards. The program covers proper use, care and maintenance of air-purifying respirators and the importance of proper selection and fit. Respiratory Protection will educate and motivate your worker on when and how to properly use their air-purifying respirator.
Safety Bob’s Comprehensive Construction Orientation – E1316E (24 min.)
Description
Construction work is very dangerous, as nearly 1,000 workers are killed and thousands of others are injured on construction jobsites each year. While there have been many safety improvements over the years to control the hazards that contribute to these incidents, new and inexperienced workers still get hurt on the jobsite way too often. This program stresses the point that these workers must be responsible for their own personal safety. Construction Safety Specialist Bob Synnett discusses the hazards of construction work and what actions construction workers can take to avoid mishaps on the job. Topics include PPE, Excavation, Ladder Safety, Scaffolding, Fall Protection and Electrical Safety.
Safety Bob’s Comprehensive Construction Orientation – E1316S (24 min.) Spanish
Description
Construction work is very dangerous, as nearly 1,000 workers are killed and thousands of others are injured on construction jobsites each year. While there have been many safety improvements over the years to control the hazards that contribute to these incidents, new and inexperienced workers still get hurt on the jobsite way too often. This program stresses the point that these workers must be responsible for their own personal safety. Construction Safety Specialist Bob Synnett discusses the hazards of construction work and what actions construction workers can take to avoid mishaps on the job. Topics include PPE, Excavation, Ladder Safety, Scaffolding, Fall Protection and Electrical Safety.
The Safety Supervisor: Orientation and Overview - SS2051AE (14 mins)
Description
The Safety Supervisor: Orientation and Overview will go over the topics Supervisors will need to know to do their job. In any organization or company, maintaining a safe workplace is an everyday commitment, and while everyone plays a role in that effort, no-one is more involved and more responsible than the Safety Supervisor. From orienting new hires to generating accident reports to checking protective equipment, the Safety Supervisor has to be available, aware, accountable and ready to take action at all times.
The Safety Supervisor: Orientation and Overview - SS2051AS (14 mins) Spanish
Description
The Safety Supervisor: Orientation and Overview will go over the topics Supervisors will need to know to do their job. In any organization or company, maintaining a safe workplace is an everyday commitment, and while everyone plays a role in that effort, no-one is more involved and more responsible than the Safety Supervisor. From orienting new hires to generating accident reports to checking protective equipment, the Safety Supervisor has to be available, aware, accountable and ready to take action at all times.
Workplace Harassment: Comprehensive Employee Training - SS9113AE (50 Min.)
Description
Not dealing with workplace harassment can undermine the success and morale of any organization. We all want an environment where everyone is able to do their best and work together effectively as a team. To accomplish this goal we all need to be aware that harassment exists and it must not be tolerated on any level. In this video we’ll define some common types of harassment and you will learn what to do in these situations. Failure to respond to a complaint can result in your company being liable for monetary damages when an employee has to seek intervention from a governmental agency or file a lawsuit. We all need to learn to recognize harassment and work together to stop it. This video is a great way to start.
Workplace Harassment: Comprehensive Employee Training - SS9113AS (54 Min.) Spanish
Description
Not dealing with workplace harassment can undermine the success and morale of any organization. We all want an environment where everyone is able to do their best and work together effectively as a team. To accomplish this goal we all need to be aware that harassment exists and it must not be tolerated on any level. In this video we’ll define some common types of harassment and you will learn what to do in these situations. Failure to respond to a complaint can result in your company being liable for monetary damages when an employee has to seek intervention from a governmental agency or file a lawsuit. We all need to learn to recognize harassment and work together to stop it. This video is a great way to start.
Workplace Violence: Facts & Prevention - SS1081IE (13 Min.)
Description
The potential for workplace violence has become a stark reality in our world today. While the odds of a serious incident happening on your property may be slim, the importance for effective preparedness remains vital. This program helps you achieve a level of preparedness and allows viewers to develop a sense of confidence if faced with a potentially violent situation in the workplace. How to recognize signs of potential problems and what to do if the potential becomes reality are discussed in depth.
Workplace Violence: Facts & Prevention - SS1081IS (13 Min.) Spanish
Description
The potential for workplace violence has become a stark reality in our world today. While the odds of a serious incident happening on your property may be slim, the importance for effective preparedness remains vital. This program helps you achieve a level of preparedness and allows viewers to develop a sense of confidence if faced with a potentially violent situation in the workplace. How to recognize signs of potential problems and what to do if the potential becomes reality are discussed in depth.