Category: Chemicals & Gases

(see also Confined Space Entry, Environmental, Haz Com and Personal Equipment)

T030 - Chemical Burns

Victims of chemical burns require immediate special attention. Chemical burn basics and first aid treatment are shown.
Revised 05.04

Tone: Graphic / Language: English, Spanish, Russian / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: alkalis and acids - flushing - clothing removal


T039 - Judge, Jury And Executioner - Motivational

Ignoring potential accidents can be a deadly mistake. The importance of keeping safety in mind and following procedures is portrayed in a company that uses deadly H2S gas.
Revised 05/04

Tone: Drama / Language: English, Spanish, Russian

Key Training Points: obeying procedures - responsibility


T048 - The Invisible Killer - Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an invisible killer! Learn to recognize its symptoms and learn first aid procedures to help anyone overcome.

Tone: Drama / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: detection - symptoms - first aid - ventilation


T114 - Lead In Paint Can Be Deadly

Lead in house paint is an often unrecognized danger to adults and young children. Be aware of the dangers and how to avoid them.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: risks - sanding - respirators - effects


T116 - The Skin Game - Skin Disease

Skin problems account for 75% of all job-related diseases. This parody of a live TV football broadcast humorously illustrates basic procedures in preventing dermatitis.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English

Key Training Points: causes - symptoms - treatment - contaminants


T118 - Just Say No To Anything That Glows - Chemical Storage

What glows in the dark and wears a hard hat? The worker who doesn't know where to store hazardous materials. Explore how to make dealing with hazardous materials a kinder and gentler ordeal.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: hazardous materia - storage - MSDS - NFPA hazard signs - protective gear


T148 - One Breath Away - Hydrogen Sulfide

One breath, that's all it takes to die from hydrogen sulfide poisoning. Working at job sites where the highly toxic gas is found demands extra safety efforts on the part of all workers.

Tone: Drama / Language: English, Spanish, Russian

Key Training Points: hazard level - detection - common sources - wind direction


T152 - Danger: Benzene!

Benzene is a key ingredient in many products and industrial processes, but it also poses a major health and safety risk for workers. Learn the hazards and safety tips for safe work habits around Benzene.

Tone: Graphic / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: protective equipment - smoking - exposure symptoms - medical attention


T162 - Pesticide Primer

Pesticides are made to kill. Whether they kill a pest or a person depends on the dose. Learn what you can do to reduce your exposure to pesticides and their possible effects.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: types - hazards - alternatives - flammables - environmental aspects


T218 - Gases In The Home And Office

The dangers of natural gas, carbon monoxide and radon are discussed. Tips are offered for avoiding exposure.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: prevention - recognition - ventilation - what to do


T235 - Silicosis

Three million workers risk silicosis from breathing silica dust at work. Here's what you can do to protect yourself from this deadly disease.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: prevention - recognition


T238 - Lab Safety 1 - Chemical Hazards

Laboratory workers are routinely exposed to hazardous chemicals. Safe work practices help keep exposures below limits and protect workers from health hazards.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English

Key Training Points: potential risks - procedures to minimize risks - risks associated with accidental exposures


T243 - Lab Safety 2 - Potential Hazards

Laboratory workers may be exposed to injury from fire, explosion, or corrosive agents. Safe work practices help reduce potential hazards, as well as secondary effects from toxic exposure.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English

Key Training Points: corrosive agents - flame and heat problem - fire hazards - chemicals - machinery - emergency procedures


T246 - Chlorine

Chlorine is highly irritating to the skin and respiratory organs. Accident scenarios at home and work warn of hazards and illustrate importance of safe handling and use.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: uses - hazards - precautions - accidental exposure


T254 - Decontamination

The purpose of decontamination is to remove hazardous substances from your person or equipment to prevent adverse health effects. Generally, the more harmful the contaminant, the more extensive and thorough decontamination must be. Knowing procedures for decontamination before entering an area where a potential for hazardous exposure exists is essential to your health and safety.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: risks of contamination - purpose of decontamination - the more harmful the contaminant - the more extensive the decontamination - methods to reduce contamination


T260 - Nothing To Sneeze At - Allergies And Asthma

An allergy sufferer never knows whether or not the next breath of air, the next bite of food, the next living thing encountered will cause a fit of sniffling, sneezing misery or worse. Here we learn about various allergies, from trivial to tragic, and how we can best avoid, abate, or cure them.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: natural causes - industrial causes - guidance


T292 - Hazardous Materials Regulations: Overview

The U.S. Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) has established laws regulating the transportation and shipping of hazardous materials. These laws, called the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), specify requirements for safety transportation of hazardous materials commerce by rail car, aircraft, vessel, and motor carriers. To help reduce incidents involving hazardous materials, hazmat employers and employees are required to know and follow HMR requirements.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: transportation - labeling - classification and identification of hazardous materials - incident reporting

T319 Gas Cylinders - Overview

Compressed gas cylinders present two types of hazards: Chemical hazards associated with the contents of the cylinders, and the physical hazard posed by steel cylinders maintained under pressure. To help ensure safety, careful procedures are necessary when handling and storing compressed gases.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: hazards - storage - handling and use - emergency procedures


T322 Gas Cylinders - Welding, Cutting & Brazing

Gas cylinders used in welding, cutting and brazing operations contain potentially dangerous gases under high pressure. Certain actions, such as rough handling, exposure to electrical circuits or heat sources, and improper storage can lead to serious accidents. Make sure you're familiar with the potential dangers, and take precautions when handling, using, and storing fuel-gas cylinders.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Hazards - Safe Handling & Use - Leaks - Proper Storage.



Lead exposure in the workplace can cause serious health problems Exposure occurs in at least 120 different occupations. Lead poisoning can be prevented by taking precautions to avoid over exposure.

Tone: Dramatization / Language: English

Key Training Points: Health hazards - Personal Protective Equipment - Hygiene facilities and practices - Signs and symptoms of overexposure



Many chemicals, while powerful, are hazardous by nature. When used correctly, they will do the job they're designed to do. But if misused or mishandled, hazardous chemicals can cause serious injury or even death.

Tone: Dramatization / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Hazards of chemicals - Labeling - Material Safety Data Sheets - Safe work practices - Using chemicals safely at home


T338 - Ammonia in the Workplace

Ammonia is a hazardous chemical widely used as a refrigerant and in fertilizers. Even low-level exposures of ammonia can irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory tract. Exposure to higher concentrations can be fatal. Follow strict safety procedures when handling, using, or transporting ammonia.

Tone: Actuality Language: English

Key Training Points: Uses of ammonia - Health hazards - Personal protective equipment - Emergency procedures


T341 - Chemical Spills Part I: Emergency Preparedness

Spills and leaks of hazardous chemicals can pose significant health and fire risks. Whenever you work with a substance, be aware of the hazards, and know what to do in the event of an emergency.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Chemical hazards - Emergency procedures - Spill control equipment - Personal Protective Equipment


T342 - Chemical Spills Part II: Control Procedures

Whenever chemicals are in use, there is always the danger of an accidental spill or release. Generally, employees may clean up minor chemical spills. To ensure safety, however, employees must have proper training, personal protective equipment, and proper material to contain and absorb the spill.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Spill control materials and equipment - Containing, absorbing, and cleaning up chemical spills - Proper disposal - Spill prevention

T353 Working around Flammables and Combustibles: Hazards

Flammable and combustible materials, used widely in many workplaces, can cause fires and explosions or adverse health affects from overexposure. The first step to safety is to know what kind of material you are working with and the hazards associated with it.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key training points: Types of flammables and combustibles - Health hazards - Fire and explosion hazards - Labels/MSDS's

T354 Working Around Flammables and Combustibles: Safe Handling and Use

Careless mistakes and safety shortcuts can lead to serious problems when working around flammable and combustible materials. To ensure safety, it's critical to follow basic safety principles.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Safe working environments - Personal protective equipment - Physical & health hazards Storage and disposal - Emergency action: chemical spills and fires