OE Wiki Video Archive 2010 – 2012

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Learn Sarver Heart Center's Continuous Chest Compression CPR

produced by the University of Arizona

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The video, Learn Sarver Heart Center’s Continuous Chest Compression CPR, was produced by the University of Arizona. This video discusses and demonstrates the easy-to-learn Continuous Chest Compression CPR. This hands-only CPR method doubles the chances of a person surviving cardiac arrest.

Official 2012 Hands-Only CPR Instructional Video

produced by the American Heart Association


This is an additional video on Hands-Only (Continuous Chest Compression) CPR that was produced by the American Heart Association.

Posted December 13, 2012

Turkey Fryer Fire Demonstration

produced by State Farm (R)

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This video, "Turkey Fryer Fire Demonstration", was produced by State Farm (R). The video shows the dangers of turkey fryers if they are not used properly or located appropriately. The Illinois Fire Service stages common turkey fryer mistakes and their explosive results.

Posted November 27, 2012

Box Furnace Mild Shock Event

produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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This video, "Box Furnace Mild Shock Event", was produced by Oak Ridge National Laboratory and describes a September 2011 event where a technician simultaneously inserted a stainless steel purge line while lowering the door of an electric box furnace and experienced a mild electric shock to his forearm. The described event and related precursor conditions and actions demonstrate the vital importance of and synergy associated with two work planning and control elements: (1) the need for robust hazard recognition and (2) the influence of risk perceptions. The associated Lessons Learned is #2012-UTB-ORNL-0003 "Mild Electric Shock".

Posted October 24, 2012

How to Handle Pyrophoric Reagents – Episode 1 of 3

produced by the University of California, San Diego

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How to Handle Pyrophoric Reagents – Episode 2 of 3

produced by the University of California, San Diego


How to Handle Pyrophoric Reagents – Episode 3 of 3

produced by the University of California, San Diego

These videos discuss the process of handling pyrophoric reagents, including: preparing for work, transfering pyrophoric liquids, and working with reactive metals. Safety techniques during this process are reviewed and emphasized.

Support Document for the Pyrophoric Liquid Videos


Posted October 2, 2012


Wild Fire Computer Model Helps Firefighters

produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory

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This video discusses a computer model called HIGRAD/FIRETEC that provides insights into "fire behavior" that are essential for fire managers and fire fighters.

Posted September 7, 2012


Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

produced by the City of Houston with funds from the Department of Homeland Security

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This video reviews steps on how to survive an active shooter – run, hide, fight.

Posted August 24, 2012


Electric Vehicle Safety Training

produced by the National Fire Prevention Association and the National Electrical Contractors Association
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NOTE: Clicking the linked logo will download the webinar as a .wmv file that will play in Windows Media Player.

This video is a webinar with multiple speakers discussing the essential elements of electrical vehicle supply equipment installation and safe practices.

Posted August 3, 2012


OSHA Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers

produced by the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)
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This video discusses the risks of hot weather for outdoor workers, which can result in serious illness or death. To protect outdoor workers from preventable heat related illnesses, ensure workers have water, rest and shade.

Posted July 24, 2012


Inherently Safer: The Future of Risk Reduction

produced by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

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This video reviews the concept of safety and its main approaches: minimize, substitute, moderate, and simplify. This video discusses specific practices that resulted in explosions at chemical plants where incorporating inherently safer methods of production could have prevented or reduces the consequences of deadly accidents.

Posted July 17, 2012


How FDA's Science and Engineering Labs Solve Public Health Problems: The Huber Needle Story

produced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

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This video discusses how the FDA solved a complex problem involving Huber needles. The FDA's Office of Science and Engineering Labs conducted scientific investigations which resulted in finding design and manufacturing issues with Huber needles.
Posted July 11, 2012


Hot Work: Hidden Hazard

produced by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

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Hot work accidents occur when welding, cutting, or grinding is conducted near flammable vapor. This video discusses specific hot work events including the fatality at the DuPont Chemical Manufacturing Plant in New York on November 9, 2010.

Posted June 27, 2012


Cell Tower Deaths

produced by Frontline and ProPublica
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This video investigates the dangers that cell phone tower climbers face. Time pressure is often the reason for cell tower accidents due to free climbing without the proper PPE. OSHA is also interviewed in this video which emphasizes the importance of fall protection for all projects.

Posted June 21, 2012


Flush Emergency Eyewashes Weekly

produced by Risk Management Services & BioCommunications, Arizona Board of Regents

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This video is reminder to flush emergency eyewashes on a weekly basis to remove stagnant water.

Posted June 14, 2012


OSHA Revises & Issues Hazard Communication Standard – GHS Final Rule

produced by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration

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This video discusses the revised Hazardous Communication Standard (HCS), which is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS).

Posted June 5, 2012


Lock Out/Tag Out Safety Training 2010

produced by Safetycare.com

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This video discusses the importance of the proper shutdown of equipment, commonly referred to as lock out/tag out. The video provides an overview of the purpose and procedures of lock outs.

Posted May 25, 2012


The Design and Safe Operation of a Nuclear Reactor

produced by Nuclear Energy Institute

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This video discusses how a nuclear reactor safely generates energy. The video provides an overview of Boiling Water Reactors and Pressurized Water Reactors.

Posted May 21, 2012


Better Batteries for Transportation: Behind the Scenes @ Berkeley Lab

produced by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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This video provides a behind-the-scenes tour of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s Batteries for Advanced Transportation Technologies (BATT) Program. BATT research focuses on improving the range, efficiency, and power of electric car batteries. Research is aimed to improve electric car batteries to go longer ranges and to last 15 years rather than the current 3 year life span.

Posted May 14, 2012


Isotope Cancer Treatment Research at Los Alamos National Laboratory

produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

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This video discusses how LANL produces medical isotopes for diagnostic and imaging purposes. Research now includes accelerator-based approaches to cancer therapy. LANL is collaborating with Brookhaven National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory on these efforts.

Posted May 4, 2012


Los Alamos National Laboratory Prepares for 2012 Fire Season

produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)

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This video discusses how LANL prepares for wild fire season. In order to best mitigate and control wild fires, LANL implements simulation tables that simulate fires and responses to fires. LANL also reduces the density of forests, thereby reducing the fuel to wild fires.

Posted April 27, 2012


Chemical Powder Weighing Practices

from the University of Arizona
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This video provides an overview of how to minimize exposure and contamination when weighing hazardous chemical powders. The link below will first take you to a helpful information sheet in PDF format. Then click "WATCH THIS VIDEO" at the end of the first paragraph to download the video.
Weighing Hazardous Chemical Powder

Posted April 17, 2012


Respirator Safety

from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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This video provides an overview of information regarding respirator use. For further information and requirements, review OSHA’s Respiratory Protection Standard at Title 29 Code of Federal Regulations Part 1910.134.

Posted April 11, 2012


Scaffold Safety

produced by the U.S. Dept. of Labor, OSHA Office of Construction and Engineering

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This video was intended as an OSHA compliance officer training video and covers the basics of scaffold safety and OSHA requirements found in 29 CFR 1926 Subpart M. This video is ideal for construction safety training sessions and toolbox talks.

Posted April 4, 2012


Tornado Safety

from Everwell.com

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This video provides an overview of tornado safety. Knowledge and preparation are essential for staying safe in serious weather conditions.

Posted March 27, 2012



Air Crash Investigation - S02E01 - Blow Out (Ripped from the Cockpit)

from TDP UK

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On June 10, 1990, on British Airways Flight 5390, the cockpit window blew out, sucking the captain partially through the hole. A member of the cabin crew clung to the pilot's legs as the co-pilot completed an emergency landing. The captain was found to be still alive after being outside the cockpit for 21 minutes. The blow out was caused by a maintenance worker installing the incorrect sized screws during maintenance work. It is a gripping story and a powerful lesson in human factors. Teamwork played an incredible role in bringing the plane down safely.

Posted January 4, 2012



AT&T Don't Text While Driving Documentary

from AT&T

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This documentary video from AT&T features families affected by texting while behind the wheel. The video, which is part of AT&T’s Texting and Driving Campaign, urges consumers that “it can wait.” The video is being distributed by AT&T to educators, government officials, safety organizations, and the public as part of an educational awareness campaign.

Posted December 14, 2011



Counterfeit Electronic Parts in Military Systems

produced by Senator Carl Levin

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In this video, Sen. Levin discusses the Senate Armed Services Committee investigation into counterfeit electronic parts in the Department of Defense supply chain. The full November 8, 2011, U.S. Senate Armed Services Hearing on the Investigation into Electronic Parts in the Department of Defense Supply Chain can be found at http://www.senate.gov/fplayers/jw57/urlMP4Player.cfm?fn=armed110811&st=936&dur=20915. The committee's ongoing investigation found about 1,800 cases of suspect counterfeit electronics components being sold to the Pentagon. Testifying before the Committee on their experiences with counterfeit electronic parts are the Missile Defense Agency, SMT Corporation, Semiconductor Industry Association, Raytheon Company, L-3 Communications, and Boeing. The full video of the hearing is lengthy, but worth watching.

Posted December 7, 2011



Half an Hour to Tragedy

produced by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

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Four people were killed and five others were seriously injured when propane vapors from a storage tank ignited and exploded at the Little General convenience store and gas station in Ghent, West Virginia. Propane was used as fuel inside the building, which was completely destroyed. The final report is available at http://www.csb.gov/investigations/detail.aspx?SID=10&Type=2&pg=1&F_City=Ghent&F_State=WV.

Posted November 30, 2011


Experimenting with Danger

produced by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

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This video focuses on three serious laboratory accidents: the death of a lab research assistant in 2008 in a flash fire at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA); a death by accidental poisoning of a highly regarded Dartmouth College professor in 1997; and a 2010 explosion at Texas Tech University (TTU) that severely injured a graduate student, who lost three fingers in the blast and suffered eye damage. In the video, the CSB Chairperson says, "Research conducted at university laboratories is often on the forefront of technology and innovation. It is important that this research continues and thrives. But it must be done within a strong safety culture where preventing hazards is an important value." The video provides extensive information on the CSB’s investigation of the TTU accident and the resulting case study, located online at http://www.csb.gov/investigations/detail.aspx?SID=90&Type=2&pg=1&F_All=y, which includes six key safety lessons the Board believes apply to academia as a whole.

Posted November 16, 2011


Salisbury Rubber Gloves

produced by Salisbury
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This video posting is not meant to represent an endorsement of Salisbury Rubber Gloves, however the video contains useful information on the appropriate care and use of electrically insulated rubber gloves and accessories that are critical to maintaining worker safety. These products are the first line of defense against contact with energized equipment or lines, and they are designed for purposeful contact with energized conductors or equipment. The video discusses how to properly size the gloves and how to inspect the gloves for cuts, punctures, damage caused by petroleum products, and other hazards. It also discusses electrical test intervals and the proper storage of the gloves.

Posted November 8, 2011


Shoveling and Ice Safety Tips

produced by Affinity Health System

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In this video, Brian Borchardt, a physical therapist at St. Elizabeth Hospital, shares shoveling and ice safety tips. He discusses his four Ps for safety while shoveling: Posture, Push, Pivot, and Pace. He also talks about walking, and falling, in icy conditions.

Posted November 3, 2011


6 Month Shutdown Safety Reminder

produced by Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory

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This video describes a good work practice that Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory recently implemented. In preparation for a scheduled shutdown, Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory decided to use well known, credible site personnel to deliver high priority safety messages in a video, with the belief that delivery and endorsement of safety messages by well-known, exemplery personnel would drive behavior across the site.

A new Operating Experience Summary article, entitled Utilizing Well-known, Credible Co-workers for Site-wide Video Communications, describes their process. The article, also written by Thomas Jefferson National Laboratory, is available at http://oesummary.wordpress.com/.

Posted October 25, 2011


Silicosis: A Preventable Disease

produced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration

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This video is designed to increase your knowledge about the disease silicosis, to alert you to the potential health habits when working with it, and to discuss ways to reduce exposure to silicone dust. It will help you recognize the hazards of working with it, how your lungs and respiratory system are affected by exposure to silicon dust, and the different types of silicosis and methods of detection and prevention.

Posted October 19, 2011


Beryllium Worker Safety

produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory
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This video describes beryllium, its advantages and disadvantages, and its many uses both internal and external to the Department of Energy. It goes on to describe the health concerns that could result from working with Beryllium. Without controls, beryllium particles can be inhaled, causing the body’s immune system to react, resulting in an allergic-type response called sensitization. This sensitization may result in Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD), which can affect lung function. As a result, in 1999, DOE published the Beryllium Rule - Title 10 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 850, Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program.

In addition to posting this video, DOE has just published a new Operating Experience Summary article, entitled Evaluation of One DOE Site’s Multi-Contractor Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program Yields Lessons Learned—Part 1: The Background. This article, Part 1 of the three part series of articles, has been posted on the Operating Experience Summary Blog at http://oesummary.wordpress.com and provides the background on the development of one site’s Chronic Beryllium Disease Prevention Program. Part 2 will discuss the program’s good processes and practices, while Part 3 will discuss the weaknesses and potential improvements.

Posted September 28, 2011


Heat: A Dangerous Combination

produced by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

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This video covers the hazards of working outdoors in hot weather and what steps employees can take to protect themselves and co-workers. In addition to the training, employers must inform employees what steps the employer will take to protect workers from heat-related illness at the specific worksite(s) such as how water will be provided, where it will be located, and what procedures will be followed when employees show signs of heat-related illness.

Posted September 21, 2011


Circular Saw - Reciprocating Saw

produced by the Department of Defense

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In this video, Part 1 outlines the safety precautions and describes the required steps to prepare the circular saw for operation. The operational phase illustrates how to use the saw to accomplish a crosscut, rip cut, pocket cut, and sheet material cut. Part 2 introduces the reciprocating saw by identifying the key features and capabilities. It also demonstrates general cutting procedures and specific applications such as plunge cut and cutting metal.

Posted September 13, 2011


Ergonomics Awareness: For Employees and Supervisors

produced by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

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This video describes musculoskeletal disorders and the importance of early reporting of symptoms. It explains work-related causes of musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs), including awkward postures, high hand force, repetitive motions, repeated impacts, lifting, and vibration from tool use. It also identifies hazards and common measures to reduce them.

Posted September 7, 2011


Construction Safety: Choice or Chance?

produced by OSHA Office of Information & Consumer Affairs

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This video highlights the four leading causes of fatalities on construction job sites (caught between, struck by, electrocution, and falls) and stresses that safety is also the workers responsibility. You can take a chance or make the choice to get the proper training, to use the right personal protective equipment, to stay alert, to take the time to do a job correctly, to not cut corners, and to refuse to work in ANY unsafe situation. It is up to you. Take a chance ….. or make the choice.

Posted August 31, 2011


Basic Look at Scaffolds for Compliance Officers

produced by OSHA Office of Construction & Engineering

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This video discusses OSHA requirements for scaffolding and scaffold construction. While the video was created for OSHA compliance staff for use when conducting inspections, it provides safety information that is useful to all. Scaffolds have been used throughout history and continue to be used today in almost every form of construction. In many incidences, scaffolds still can be badly designed, constructed with inferior equipment, dangerous, and unfit for intended use. This video training pertains to basic scaffold requirements and critical items to look for during an inspection.

Posted August 24, 2011


Industrial Ventilation: A Practical Overview

produced by OSHA Office of Training and Education

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This video discusses the principles of industrial ventilation to control the buildup of hazardous industrial chemicals in the air. The video covers local exhaust and dilution standards, operations and maintenance, trouble-shooting, and OSHA ventilation standards. No employee should have to give up good health in order to have a job, but many jobs require employees to work with or around dangerous chemicals. This program shows how industrial ventilation can help protect employees from dangerous over exposures to harmful chemicals.

Posted August 16, 2011


Forklift Pedestrian Safety

Produced by the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

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This dramatic video is intended for people on foot who work in areas where forklifts are being used. Tens of thousands of pedestrian injuries are caused by forklifts every year in the U.S. There are two important points to remember: a pedestrian can’t assume the forklift driver can see him or her and they can’t assume that a forklift is just like any other vehicle, including the one they drove to work that morning. The fact that forklifts appear to be very nimble falsely implies that they are not very heavy, that they move and steer like automobiles, that they can stop very quickly, and that forklift drivers can see just about everything around them. These assumptions are incorrect.

Posted August 10, 2011


Lockout/tagout Safety Procedures

From the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

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This video is designed to help employers and employees understand what is required in the control of energy during maintenance and servicing of equipment and machinery. Employers are required to develop proper lockout procedures and provide personal protective materials and training for their employees. This program also presents valuable knowledge that can prevent injuries and death. It should be noted that Washington State may have stricter standards than Federal standards, however much of the information is applicable to everyone.

Posted August 3, 2011


OSHA Hazard Communication Standard 1926.59

From OSHA

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This video discusses chemical hazards in construction, including materials safety data sheets, container labeling, employee training, and the requirements of the standard.

Posted July 27, 2011



Working with Stress

From NIOSH

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This video provides an overview of job stress and how it affects job productivity. It even states that it can be used as an orientation video for administrators and supervisors.

Posted July 20, 2011



Front-End Loader Safety

From The Mine Safety and Health Administration

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Based upon records of actual mining accidents, this video describes some of the fatalities and injuries that can occur in the use (and misuse) of front-end loaders, particularly if the operator is inattentive, careless, disobeys safety rules, and/or takes unnecessary chances. It analyzes these accidents, explains causes and preventive measures, and presents safe operating procedures for various work assignments. This video is designed to motivate front-end loader operators to adopt safe driving and operating habits and to develop a positive attitude toward mine haulage safety in general.

Posted July 13, 2011


Laser Safety

From The NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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This video discusses different types of lasers, the benefits and hazards associated with them, and the safety measures that can be implemented to reduce or eliminate the hazards.

Posted July 5, 2011


Smoke Alarms: A sound you can live with!

From NFPA

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This video clip, created by NFPA, mixes live footage and animation in a reality TV show format to make the case for smoke alarms.

Posted June 28, 2011


NFPA 70E: Reducing Workplace Electrical Hazards

From NFPA

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This short video clip is from the NFPA 70E: Reducing Workplace Electrical Hazards DVD, created by NFPA. The clip discusses ways to reduce the risk of serious injury or death to electrical workers from electrical shock, arc flash, and arc blasts.

Posted June 22, 2011


Chemistry Laboratory Safety Rules



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This video, produced by a student in 2009, outlines, non-verbally and somewhat humorously, the proper rules for working in a chemical laboratory. As the video states, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Posted June 14, 2011


Arc Flash Awareness

From NIOSH

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In industries, like construction and mining, electrical incidents are a leading cause of fatal injuries on the job. Electrical shock is one of the more obvious risks in electrical work, but a hazard that sometimes goes unrecognized is the danger from an arc flash. This video provides the personal stories of three experienced electricians, who were injured in two separate arc flash incidents. They recount the sudden and destructive power of an arc flash and discuss how these events affected their lives. In addition, the video presents some controls that can be used to reduce the arc flash hazard.

Posted June 7, 2011


Slips, Trips and Falls - Walking and Working Surfaces

From Star Leasing Company

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Falls account for 10% of all workplace deaths and 20% of all disabling on the job injuries. This video describes some common sense safety measures that can be used to keep you and others safe.

Posted June 1, 2011


Extension Cord Safety Virtual Demonstration

From Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFi)

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Extension cords offer a convenient solution for delivering power right where it's needed. But proper selection and use of extension cords is critical to avoiding injuries. An estimated 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords each year, killing and injuring more than 300 people. In addition, nearly 4,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms each year for non-fire related extension cord injuries, including fractures, lacerations, and electrical burns. Prevent potentially dangerous extension cord mistakes by following a few simple guidelines.

Posted May 24, 2011


An Unnecessary Incident

From Sandia National Laboratories
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A new video, entitled An Unnecessary Incident, developed by Sandia National Laboratories, was just posted. This video shows the results of an electrical shock, resulting in a cardiac arrest, while performing unauthorized work. EFCOG electrical training is available at http://www.efcog.org/wg/esh_es/electrical_safety_month.htm

Posted May 18, 2011


Electrical Safety – Never Assume: Test Before You Touch

From the Electrical Safety Foundation International

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This video emphasizes that when the job involves equipment that could be energized, always test before you touch. It also stresses not to assume that your meter is working correctly - always test it. In fact, the mantra provided in the video is that “every person tests every conductor every time for absence of current before they touch it.” The video links well with the EFCOG’s Electrical Safety Month, May 2011, training for Establishing an Electrically Safe Work Condition. The training can be found at http://www.efcog.org/wg/esh_es/electrical_safety_month.htm, under Hazardous Energy Control Specific Topics, Week 2.

Posted May 11, 2011


When in Doubt, Lock it Out

From EFCOG
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May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Department of Energy (DOE), through the efforts of the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG), is planning to participate by focusing on hazardous energy control throughout the month. Please go to the Operating Experience Summary Blog at http://oesummary.wordpress.com/ to read the article untitled May is Electrical Safety Month at DOE and visit the EFCOG website at http://www.efcog.org/wg/esh_es/electrical_safety_month.htm, to learn about other Electrical Safety Month activities.

Posted May 4, 2011


"Why Residential Carbon Monoxide Monitors Don't Belong in the Workplace?"

From The University of Arizona
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Frank Demer, at the University of Arizona, produced this video entitled Why Residential Carbon Monoxide Monitors Don't Belong in the Workplace? to try and dispel some of the misconceptions that researchers have about the devices.

Posted April 26, 2011


"Kubota RTV Safety Video"

From ORNL
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This video and its associated lessons learned (LL) from the DOE Corporate LL Database provide information on the safe operation of Kubota Model 1100 RTVs in cold weather. Be sure to view the video and check out the LL, which is available at https://ll.hss.doe.gov/FoundLesson.asp?mItem=4120&websearch=yes&keyword=1@ . If you are currently not a registered user of the DOE Corporate LL Database, you can register at http://www.hss.doe.gov/csa/analysis/DOEll/index.asp .

Posted April 19, 2011


"Fire in the Valley"

From The Chemical Safety Board

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This CSB safety video depicts events leading to the August 28, 2008, catastrophic explosion and fire at the Bayer CropScience facility in Institute, WV, that fatally injured two workers. One CSB determination was that effective process safety management inspections and audits that are designed to expose potentially dangerous flaws in company operations and procedures and to ensure that all equipment is safe to operate were not completed before startup of the unit began. This failure to perform these inspections and audits resulted in deadly consequences. A CSB recommendation was that both OSHA and EPA conduct comprehensive process safety inspections of the Bayer facility.

Posted April 13, 2011



"Tesoro Anniversary Safety Message"

From The Chemical Safety Board

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Marking the one year anniversary of the tragic accident at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, Washington, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) released a video safety message urging refinery companies to “make the investments necessary to ensure safe operations,” concluding, “Companies that continue to invest in safety and recognize its importance will reap benefits far into the future.” The video highlights the CSB’s ongoing investigation into the April 2, 2010, accident that killed seven workers. At the time of the incident a nearly forty-year-old heat exchanger was being brought online when it catastrophically failed, spewing highly flammable hydrogen and naphtha, which ignited and exploded. In the safety message CSB Chairman Moure-Eraso notes, “The Tesoro accident is only one of several fatal incidents that occurred in the oil and gas production and refining sector in 2010 alone. Serious incidents at refineries continue to occur with alarming frequency.”

Posted April 5, 2011



"Fall Protection"

From Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility

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This brief video on fall protection, produced by Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab), with the cooperation of one of their construction contractors, shows proper equipment and technique to ensure 100% safe tie off while working on I-Beams during building construction. In addition, Jefferson Lab submitted the following Lessons Learned document to the DOE Corporate Lessons Learned Database, which describes how a steel worker was saved from injury by following construction contractor policy to use 100% fall protection (double tie off).



Posted March 30, 2011


"NFPA's Response to the Triangle Waist Company Fire"

From NFPA.org

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This video provides brief Q&A with NFPA president Jim Shannon about NFPA’s response to the fire, how NFPA’s Life Safety Code has made the country safer, and what has changed in the 100 years since the fire.

Also, check out the associated Operating Experience Summary (OES) article, entitled U.S. Safety Improvements Resulting From the Historic Triangle Fire, which describes how the historic Triangle fire sparked sweeping reforms in the United States, including the development and creation of NFPA 101, Life Safety Code®. The article was just posted on the OES Blog at http://oesummary.wordpress.com/.

A number of commemorative events are scheduled for the anniversary week of March 21, including a special TV program that will discuss the fire and how it started the safety movement in the U.S. The program will air on HBO, beginning on March 21st. Check your local program listing for viewing times.

Posted March 17, 2011


"The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire"

Dale Caruso

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The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire was the worst factory fire in the history of New York City. HBO will run a special program on the fire and how it started the safety movement in the U.S. on March 21st at 9 pm (HBO EAST) and on March 22nd at 12 am (HBO WEST). Check your local program listing.

Posted March 8, 2011


"Bangladesh Factory Fire"

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On December 14, 2010, a fire erupted at the Ha-Meem garment factory, located in a high-rise building near Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Reports put the number of dead at 30, with more than 100 injured, some of whom jumped to their deaths while trying to escape the fire. Most of the dead or injured were young women.

What’s changed — and what hasn’t — in the 100 years since the Triangle Waist Company fire, which took place on March 25, 1911, in New York City, killing 146 and injuring scores. More than 60 died when they jumped from the building’s upper floors, their final moments witnessed by thousands of horrified onlookers. Triangle remains the deadliest accidental industrial building fire in the nation’s history. It also helped spark profound change in American society, including sweeping reforms that included the adoption and enforcement of a host of workplace safety measures. The development and creation of NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code® , can be traced directly to the Triangle fire. On March 25, 2011, many of the observances of the Triangle fire 100th anniversary will call for the creation and enforcement of regulations protecting workers worldwide- a continuation of the call that has taken place for the last 100 years.

Read more about the Triangle fire and view a slideshow of it and the 100 year aftermath at the NFPA.

Posted March 1, 2011


"Human Factors at Play during a Large Gasoline Spillage"

From HSE

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This video footage, provided by the United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE), shows in stark form how humans react when called upon to manage a known serious risk, i.e. a significant gasoline spillage. This footage was used by HSE in a recent successful prosecution of a fuel terminal operator. The video has been made available by HSE to raise awareness of human factors issues in relation to major hazards and to assist companies in training their employees on better management of known and less well known risks.

Posted February 22, 2011


"U.S. Builders Group Safety Training 03 on Scaffolding "

From USB Safety

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This video, created by USB Safety, was designed to review some of the basics of scaffolds and how to properly use this equipment, keeping in mind that each state has different rules, regulations, and requirements.

Posted February 15, 2011


"Deadly Practices"

From the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

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This video, created by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), reenacts two deadly accidents resulting from the unidentified dangers associated with intentionally releasing natural gas into work areas. These accidents took place at ConAgra Foods Slim Jim Plant on June 9, 2009 and Kleen Energy Power Plant on February 7, 2010. There have even been some more recent accidents since those events. “The CSB believes that the use of flammable natural gas in gas blows is inherently unsafe and alternate methods should be used.”

Posted February 8, 2011


"No Escape: Danger of Confined Spaces"

From the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

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This excellent CSB video reenacts an accident in October, 2007, where five people were killed and three others injured when a fire erupted 1,000 feet underground in a tunnel at Xcel Energy Company's hydroelectric power plant in Georgetown, Colorado.

An Operating Experience Summary article on this same event has just been posted on the Operating Experience Summary Blog at http://oesummary.wordpress.com/.

Posted January 27, 2011


"CWILightZone #6"

From CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC (CWI)

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In this light-hearted safety video, produced by CH2M-WG Idaho, LLC (CWI) to train their employees, a worker overlooks safety precautions, gambling his co-worker's safety to save time. The video reminds us to always use the proper personal protective equipment for the job and never to take short-cuts with safety.

Posted January 19, 2011


"Barricade Accident"

From DOE

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This DOE-related short video shows an accident that took place at the security barricade at the Savannah River Site. The security guard, who was checking badges, managed to quickly get away from the speeding vehicle, however the car in front of the speeding vehicle was not so fortunate. The driver of the vehicle that was hit was reportedly taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the speeding vehicle had no injuries, but received a traffic citation from the WSI-SRS law enforcement personnel. This video shows how we all need to stay aware of what is happening around us and do as much as we can to reduce our and others risk of injury. Some additional information on the accident can be found at http://www.aikenstandard.com/Local/1201-SRS-barricade-accident.

Posted January 11, 2011


"Dangers of Hot Work"

From the U.S. Chemical Safety Board

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This video, created by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB), provides key lessons to prevent flammable vapor explosions caused by welding and cutting. In addition, here is a CSB Safety Bulletin entitled Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work In and Around Tanks , which can be viewed/downloaded as a PDF.

Posted January 5, 2011


"North Point's iBand"

Happy Holidays

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Instead of posting our usual safety message, we are taking this opportunity to post some fun holiday music produced solely from borrowed iPhones and iPads by the iBand at the North Point Community Church. It is amazing what the technological revolution has produced. Happy holidays, everyone.

Posted December 11, 2010


"Isotope Production and Distribution"

From NRUCanada

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In this video, AECL’s Richard Cote, Vice President of the Isotope Business, and Marc Robillard, Acting Director, Medical Isotopes, use excellent visuals to provide a comprehensive look at the process involved in producing medical isotopes at NRU. They explain how the isotopes have a short shelf life, making the production and distribution of the isotope to our customer extremely time sensitive. They also describe how the Chalk River Laboratories are part of a larger global logistical team of experts delivering medical isotopes to the world each and every day.

Posted December 15, 2010


"Christmas Tree Fire Video: It Only Takes A Minute"

From Underwriters Laboratories

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As the holidays approach, we need to be vigilant of potential holiday hazards and safeguard against them, both at work and at home. This video posted by Underwriters Laboratories vividly portrays how fast a Christmas tree fire can start and then fully engulf a room. In less than a minute, a dry tree can create a tragedy. To reduce the risk of fire, practice Christmas tree safety and be sure to water your tree every day and position it away from sources of heat.

Posted December 7, 2010


"Confined Spaces: Safe Yesterday, Deadly Today"

From Work Safe BC

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This Work Safe BC video discusses the importance of Identifying the confined spaces in your workplace as a first step in reducing their hazard and the natural human tendency to rush in to rescue co-workers.

Posted December 1, 2010


"THINK! - don't drive tired"

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This video and associated PowerPoint presentation, was provided by Graham Humphrey at Bruce Power, Canada. Click on the following presentation to see an amazing near miss accident.



Posted on November 16, 2010


"Fields of Vision: Pedestrian Safety around Forklifts"

From Work Safe BC

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This Work Safe BC video puts you into the driver's seat and shows you how difficult it is for the lift truck operators to see pedestrians. The video then outlines simple ways pedestrians can help lift truck drivers see them - and avoid a serious or fatal accident.

Posted on November 9, 2010


"No Place to Hangout: The Danger of Oil Sites"

CSB Video

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On the one year anniversary of two Mississippi teenagers death, this Chemical Safety Board video retells the tragic story of how they died, on October 31, 2009, in an oil tank explosion. While the video focuses on oil site hazards, its message can apply to many industries.

Posted on November 2, 2010


"Excavator Accident: Concrete Barrier Strikes Worker"

From Work Safe BC

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Two workers improvised the lifting of a concrete barrier using an excavator. One of them would lose part of his leg. Make sure that a hazard assessment and job planning have been completed before starting a job.

Posted on October 26, 2010


"Ladder Safety"

From Work Safe BC

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Ladder Safety is a video from Work Safe BC designed to highlight the important safety procedures associated with ladder use on construction sites. The video uses classic B&W comedic film footage and computer graphic simulations to illustrate safe ladder techniques.

Posted on October 19, 2010


"Forklift Tipping Hazards"

From Work Safe BC

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This video, also from WorkSafe BC, is a good one on Forklift Tipping hazards

Posted on October 12, 2010
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"Fall Protection"

From Work Safe BC

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This Fall Protection video from Work Safe BC highlights the need for fall protection systems in the workplace and discusses the three main types of fall protection - fall restraint, fall arrest, and work procedures.

Posted on October 5, 2010


"Security ISM"

From Pantex

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Posted on September 28, 2010


"Lessons Learned - Unauthorized Work Event"

From Pantex

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Posted on September 22, 2010


"Hand Safety"

From Pantex

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Posted on September 13, 2010


"10 CFR 851 Worker Safety and Health Program Training Video"

From DOE HSS

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Posted on September 7, 2010


"Job Planning - WESCO "Never Assume" Electrical Safety Series"

From WESCO Distribution

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An explanation of safe practices that you and your crew should perform before you strap on the tool belt.

Posted on August 31, 2010


"Drilling for Oil:"

"A Visual Presentation of How We Drill for Oil and the Precautions Taken Along the Way"

From the Aspen Ideas Festival

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Drilling for Oil: A Visual Presentation of How We Drill for Oil and the Precautions Taken Along the Way

Posted on August 18, 2010


"Remembering Eva"

From The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

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Following some recent wildland fires that took place across the DOE community, this second wildland fire video is provided from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center, which can be accessed from the Operating Experience (OE) Wiki, OE Library. The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center actively promotes a learning culture to enhance and sustain safe and effective work practices in the wildland fire community.

While the message is specifically targeted to wildland fire fighters, some of the lessons learned in this video are also applicable to most DOE operations. They are (1) “speak up” when the situation seems unsafe, (2) keep a margin of safety, (3) evaluate your escape plan to make sure that it can really save you, and (4) make sure you have a lookout.

As stated on the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center website, a lesson is truly learned when we modify our behavior to reflect what we now know.

Posted on August 18, 2010

"Why Did He Die? Lessons from the Devil’s Den Fatality Fire"

From The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center

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Following some recent wildland fires that took place across the DOE community, this video is provided from the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center , which can be accessed from the Operating Experience (OE) Wiki, OE Library. The Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center actively promotes a learning culture to enhance and sustain safe and effective work practices in the wildland fire community.

In addition, while the message is specifically targeted to wildland fire fighters, the lessons learned in this video are also applicable to most DOE operations. They are (1) always retain situational awareness and (2) stay in your assigned duties and role.

As stated on the Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center website, a lesson is truly learned when we modify our behavior to reflect what we now know.

Posted on August 10, 2010

Mobile Crane Safety

From the U.S. Department of Defense"

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New OSHA 2010 Rule: Cranes and Derricks in Construction


Check out the OE Wiki Hoisting and Rigging Page for more information.

Posted on August 4, 2010

"Check BEFORE you Drive"



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Just-In-Time Report 2010-01
Distracted Driving: Becoming Familiar with the Vehicle Before Driving


"Beyond the basics..."
For more detailed inspections
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw0KJoW-liI&NR=1&feature=fvwp
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For more information, and to join the discussion check out the Vehicle Safety Awareness Wiki

Posted on July 28, 2010

"Protecting Intellectual Property"

From The White House

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Here is the link to the report discussed in the video above:
2010 JOINT STRATEGIC PLAN ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ENFORCEMENT

Posted on July 21, 2010

"Rye House Incident"

From Scottish Power

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"On the 23rd of January 2009, a serious incident took place. As a result of this incident, three people were badly burned, with one casualty suffering life-threatening injuries. The purpose of this film is to convey to staff and contractors the seriousness of this incident, for us to explain what happened and ensure we learn from the events so that a similar incident never happens again."

Posted on July 14, 2010


"Inferno: Dust Explosion at Imperial Sugar"

From the Chemical Safety Board

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"On February 7, 2008, fourteen workers were fatally burned in a series of sugar dust explosions at the Imperial Sugar plant near Savannah, Georgia. This CSB safety video explains how the accident occurred."

Posted on July 1, 2010


"Don't Drive Tired !!"


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Powerpoint Presentation With Photographs:


Related Video:


Posted on Oct 20, 2010
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