OE Wiki Video Archive 2013 – Present

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Science in 60 - Simulating Flames Helps Tame Future Wildfires

produced by DOE LANL



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This video provides a 60 second overview of DOE's Los Alamos National Laboratory's work regarding the interaction between fire and the atmosphere through computer modeling. The behavior of wildfire is being simulated through the computer program, FIRETEC which involves multi-phase fluid dynamics, turbulence and high performance computing. This work will assist in understanding how fire behaves and refining faster ready tools in fire events.

Posted July 12, 2016

Passphrases - Security Awareness Video

produced by the SANS Securing The Human


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This video makes creating strong passwords (called passphrases) simple. In addition, the video reviews how to keep passwords safe and secure.

Posted May 17, 2016

Dangerously Close: Explosion in West, Texas

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)


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This video provides an overview of the April 17, 2013 fire and explosion at the West Fertilizer Company in West, Texas, which resulted in 15 fatalities, 260 injuries, and widespread community damage. The deadly fire and explosion occurred when about thirty tons of fertilizer grade ammonium nitrate exploded after being heated by a fire at the storage and distribution facility.

Posted February 8, 2016

Western's Fall Protection Training for Linemen

produced by the Western Area Power Administration


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This video provides training to help linemen comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's new fall protection standards, requiring 100% attachment and fall arrest and restraint on wood and steel structures.

Fall Protection on Steel Structures

produced by the Western Area Power Administration


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This video provides an overview fall protection in order to help train linemen on 100 percent fall protection, as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Posted November 17, 2015

Reflections on Bhopal After Thirty Years

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)



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This video provides an overview of the 1984 fatal chemical release that killed thousands in Bhopal, India. CSB reviews recent and similar events and warns that it could happen again. CSB states that federal and state safety regulations need to be improved.


Posted April 7, 2015

Combustible Dust: Solutions Delayed

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)


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This video provides an overview of the fatal combustible dust explosion at the AL Solutions metal recycling facility in New Cumberland, West Virginia on December 9, 2010. Scrap titanium and zirconium metal was milled, blended, and pressed into dense discs at the facility. A metal blender with mechanical problems generated a spark or hot spot that ignited the zirconium powder. This resulted in a flash fire and ignited other combustible dust which caused a second explosion. Three employees were killed and a contractor was injured. The CSB investigation revealed that effective engineering controls for dust hazards were not used.


Posted September 4, 2014

Deepwater Horizon Blowout Animation

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)


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The video provides an overview of the disaster on the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig on April 20, 2010, where 11 workers died and 17 workers were seriously injured. The rig burned for 2 days, eventually sinking and triggering the largest oil spill in US history. The CSB investigation revealed technical, organizational, and regulatory factors that contributed to the accident and why the blowout preventer failed to seal the well during the emergency.


Posted July 2, 2014

Animation of Explosion at Tesoro's Anacortes Refinery

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)



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The video describes a heat exchanger failure resulting in an explosion that resulted in seven fatalities at the Tesoro Refinery in Anacortes, Washington on April 2, 2010. The CSB launched an investigation and this video reviews the causes of the event.


Posted May 6, 2014

Prevent Electrocutions: Work Safely with Cranes near Power Lines

produced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)



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The video describes power line accidents and associated lessons learned on how to prevent deaths and injuries from contact with overhead power lines while operating cranes.


Posted March 10, 2014

Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis

produced by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)



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The video provides an overview of the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP), the nation’s largest research program dedicated to the development of an artificial solar-fuel generation technology. JCAP was established in 2010 and is a collaborative effort with top scientists and researchers.


Posted January 13, 2014

'Fire Safety for the Holidays' Videos

produced by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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These videos display how cut holiday trees in a home react to an ignition under different conditions. The videos and NIST information emphasize the importance of retaining a high moisture content in the tree’s needles and properly maintaining cut trees.


Posted December 16, 2013
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Falling Through the Cracks

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board

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This video provides an overview of a high pressure vessel explosion at NDK Crystal in Belvidere, Illinois on December 7, 2009. As a result of the vessel rupture, a piece of structural steel fatally struck a person 650 feet away from the facility. The CSB investigation revealed the need for stricter regulations for the design and construction of high pressure vessels and regular inspections for corrosion.

Posted November 14, 2013


CSB Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso Calls for Regulatory Coverage of Reactive Chemicals

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board

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This video provides an overview of the CSB’s Investigation of the West Fertilizer Facility’s ammonium nitrate explosion and fire on April 17, 2013. The CSB urges OSHA and EPA to regulate reactive chemicals.

Posted October 15, 2013

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 September 16, 2013

Canada Grand Prix F1 Marshal Dies After Crane Accident

YouTube/The Indian Express

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The video describes a fatal accident involving a mobile crane at the end of a Formula One race. On June 9, 2013, a fire marshal was escorting a car being lifted by a mobile crane. The marshal tripped and was accidentally run over by the mobile crane. The video reinforces the serious nature of industrial equipment accidents.

Article on June 9, 2013 Accident (ref: The Indian Express):
http://www.craneaccidents.com/2013/06/report/f1-marshall-killed-at-canadian-grand-prix/

Posted August 13, 2013

Turning Algae into Energy in New Mexico

produced by Los Alamos National Laboratory (click link below photo to access video)
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Turning Algae into Energy in New Mexico
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This video discusses the New Mexico Consortium research on using algae as a feed stock for a renewable source of fuels. Wastewater treatment with algae can be an energy generating system where the products are clean water and liquid fuel.

Posted August 1, 2013

Stay Protected

produced by the University of California, San Diego

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This video reviews the importance of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in a laboratory setting and how you must take action to protect yourself with PPE.

Posted July 2, 2013

CDPH/FACE: Preventing Falls in the Solar Industry

produced by California Department of Health's Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (CDPH/FACE)

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This video describes a fatal solar panel roof installation accident when a solar installation worker fell 45 feet. FACE provides fall prevention recommendations for solar installation and construction companies.

Posted June 3, 2013

CDPH/FACE: Preventing Falls Through Skylights

produced by California Department of Health's Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation Program (CDPH/FACE)

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This video describes a fatal roofing accident at an industrial warehouse when a roofer fell through a skylight. Construction workers die from falls more than any other on-the-job injury. In this video, FACE provides fall prevention recommendations.

Posted May 20, 2013



Animation of Fire at Chevron's Richmond Refinery

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

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This video provides an overview of a catastrophic pipe failure at Chevron USA, Inc. Refinery in California. The CSB investigation revealed inspection deficiencies and replacement issues.

OEC Member Statement (5/23/13):
The Daily ORPS Summary for April 30, 2013, included a video on the August 6, 2012, catastrophic pipe failure at the Chevron USA, Inc. Richmond Refinery in California. The video, produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), indicates that, despite clear evidence of pipe thinning and expert recommendations to replace it, managers decided that the pipe wall was thick enough for the pipe to stay in service. The video also includes a number of CSB recommendations for avoiding such events. However, one reader of the ORPS Summary was surprised that the recommendations did not include establishing a limit on the thickness of the pipe wall below which the pipe would have to be taken out of service. Such a limit, if established and enforced (e.g., through a Technical Safety Requirement and a Limiting Condition of Operation), could have prevented the pipe failure.

Posted April 30, 2013

I Fell Off the Roof Today

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This video reviews the importance of fall protection equipment. A roofer shares an experience where he lost his balance while working on a three-story residential project and how the fall protection gear he donned saved his life.

Posted April 24, 2013

Worker Ingenuity Makes Emergency Response System Highly Efficient

produced by the Hanford Site

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This video provides an overview of a revamped and streamlined emergency response process involving ergonomically designed and strategically located emergency trailers.

Posted April 2, 2013

CH2M HILL Workers Receive Award for Respirator Use

produced by the Hanford Site

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The video, CH2M HILL Workers Receive Award for Respirator Use, was produced by the Hanford Site. This video discusses the importance of respiratory protection and how CH2M HILL employees at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant modified their respiratory devices for safer use, without changing the form, fit, or function of the equipment. As a result, the Department of Energy's Voluntary Protection Program recognized the group for launching and implementing the ‘4H Respiratory Pilot Program’.

Posted March 8, 2013

Brookhaven's Safety Culture

produced by the Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

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The video, Brookhaven’s Safety Culture, was produced by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL). This video discusses the importance of safety culture and how BNL encourages employees to have an active role in safety culture. The video provides examples of specific employee contributions that have made their work environment safer at BNL.

Posted February 8, 2013

Deadly Contract

produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

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The video, Deadly Contract, was produced by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB). This video provides an overview of a fatal explosion and fire that occurred during a firework disposal process in Hawaii on April 8, 2011. The Chemical Safety Board investigation revealed work planning and control deficiencies within the specific event, as well as the issue that there were no national standards for safely disposing of fireworks.

Posted January 29, 2013

The FLEX Solution: America's Nuclear Industry Responds to Fukushima

produced by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI)

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The video, The FLEX Solution; America’s Nuclear Industry Responds to Fukushima, was produced by the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI). This video explains the diverse and flexible (FLEX) response strategy that enhances nuclear plant safety in the face of extreme natural events. The video reviews how FLEX addresses nuclear plant safety challenges like those encountered at the Fukushima Daiichi power station following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.


Posted January 11, 2013