Category: Machinery and Equipment

(see also Tool Safety)

 

T012 - The Signal - Universal Hand Signals

When working around cranes, knowing the proper way to direct them is essential. Widely used international hand signals for directing cranes are reviewed.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: teamwork - international signals

 

T060 - Chains And Safety

The dangers of chains are often ignored until someone gets hurt. Proper chain safety and maintenance are shown.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Indonesian

Key Training Points: chain materials - inspection - load charts/limits

 


T066 - Forklift Safety

One of industry's most useful tools is the forklift, but it is potentially one of the most dangerous. Follow a checklist to ensure forklift safety.

Tone: Drama / Language: English, Spanish, French, Arabic, Indonesian, Japanese

Key Training Points: inspection - fork adjustment - rest position - transporting workers

 



T074 - Fueling a Machine

Refueling a machine can be highly dangerous. This video graphically recreates a near-fatal accident as an example of what can happen when you make short cuts and ignore safe work procedures.

Tone: Graphic / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: refueling - short cuts - gasoline flammability

 


T081 - A Lift To Safety - Personnel Baskets

Although important on many job sites, personnel lift baskets can be extremely dangerous. Proper procedures for a safe lift are reviewed.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: certification - protective equipment - crane setup - securing tools and equipment - test lift

 


T088 - Danger: Hazardous Duty - Loading Docks

Loading docks and warehouses are among the most dangerous areas in any workplace. Hapless Hal learns a few important lessons about safety while working in these areas.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: chocks - backup horns - overloading - mirrors

 

T092 - Cutting It Short Part 1 - Push Mowers

This parody of the TV classic, ìDragnetî, helps remind us to always practice safety when using a power mower.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: precheck - slopes - pulling - wet grass

 

T098 - Cutting It Short Part 2 - Riding Mowers

Riding lawn mowers can be dangerous when safety is ignored. Riding mower safety is shown through a ìTwlight Zoneî parody.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: manuals - precheck list - slopes - protective clothing

 


T124 - Machine Safety Guards

Machine guards protect the worker from dangerous moving machine parts. See how machine guards work and learn some safety tips to keep in mind when using them.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: uses - maintenance - tampering - interlocking

 

T133 - The Big Reach - Crane Safety 1

Everyone who works near or with cranes should know the basic safety rules. An overview of safety rules applicable to any crane use is shown.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: power lines - riders - inspection - common sense - barricades - planning

 


T140 - Anatomy Of A Lift - Crane Safety II

Cranes are the workhorse of the construction industry. Yet they cause some of the worst accidents when crane safety precautions are ignored. This dramatic video dissects such an accident and offers safety tips on how it could have been prevented.

Tone: Drama / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: outriggers - stability - two blocking - communication - load control

 


T170 - Dock Safety - Lift Trucks

Motorized vehicles and pedestrians don't mix. But around a loading dock, people on foot work closely with forklifts and other powered trucks all the time. Some of the most important things you can do to prevent lift truck accidents around a warehouse or loading dock are covered.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English, Spanish / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: obstructing view - passengers - driving on trailers - dockboards and bridge plates

 


T171 - Danger On The Dock - Loading Docks

Danny works on the loading dock and he's scared senseless. The danger of working with a lift truck in dimly lit confines has him frozen in terror. Learn how to survive - "The Danger on the Dock."

Tone: Humorous / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: awareness - stacking - pedestrians - truck/trailer preparation

 

T184 - Digging Up Trouble - Trenching

North America is criss-crossed with a spiderweb of pipelines. When digging, avoid being caught in the web.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: lines and cables - stage - responsibilities - accidental breaks - levels

 


T211 - T-L-B's

Working with a tractor-loader-backhoe puts you in the center of countless hazards. A 360-degree perspective can keep you safe. The use of stabilizers and weight distribution is discussed to ensure a safe work environment.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: visibility - one calls - stabilizers

 

T214 - Slings

Whenever slings are used, there is a potential for accident and injury. Falls and pinching are just a couple of the potential hazards. Chain, wire, rope and synthetic web slings are discussed.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English, Russian

Key Training Points: maintenance - types/problems

 

T221 - Riding On Rolling Stock

We roll back time in a tragic accident involving people hitching a ride on rolling equipment. The story is based on a true incident. The causes of the accident and how they could have been avoided are discussed.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: drive safely - don't ride where you shouldn't

 

T229 - Tractor Safety

Tractors are "power on wheels." That power can help, injure or kill you. This five-minute refresher is designed to help tractors make your life easier not shorter.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: tractors are unstable - read the manual - the power take off (PTO) - use safety features

 

T279 - Conveyors

The use of conveyors has reduced the accident hazards resulting from the manual handling of materials. However, conveyors pose entirely new hazards. Workers' hands may be caught in nip points; workers may be struck by falling materials, or may become caught on or in the conveyor and drawn into the conveyor path.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English

Key Training Points: warning signs and guards - safe work - practices - personal protective equipment

 

T283 - Powered Pallet Trucks

Powered pallet trucks may be used to reduce the effort when moving materials by hand, to load and unload trailers and freight cars, and to move materials in congested or cramped quarters. But while these vehicles can ease tasks, operation requires safe handling to protect the operators and co-workers from injury and/or to prevent damage to the truck.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: vehicle limitations - loading and unloading - loading docks

 

T284 - Portable Generators

Portable generators are often used to provide electricity in remote locations, or in a power outage caused by a storm or other emergency. While portable generators allow you to "take your power with you", safety dictates that you can't take that power for granted. To prevent accidents, itís important to be aware of these hazards, and to follow safe operating procedures at all times.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English

Key Training Points: shock protection - re-fueling - location - flammables

 

T287 - Crane Safety: Outrigger Support And Stability

Cranes are among the most useful and widely operated equipment in construction, but they can also be the most dangerous. Many serious accidents are caused by poor planning and unsafe use, leading to instability and overturning. To help ensure safety, follow safe procedures for using outriggers and, when necessary, use adequate blocking to distribute the weight of the outriggers over a larger area.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: worksite inspection - operating surface - outriggers and blocks

 


T294 - Overhead Cranes

Overhead cranes, like all equipment, can inflict serious injuries when misused or abused. Poor operation, failure to perform preventive maintenance, and failure to inspect can lead to serious accidents. You can help ensure safe operation of overhead cranes by knowing and following all safe work practices and safety regulations that are applicable to your workplace.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: inspection programs - safety regulations - training - load limits and balance - safety guard types - preventative maintenance programs

 

T295 - Bucket Trucks

Bucket trucks are one of many types of aerial lift devices used to allow workers to gain access to heights. But while bucket trucks extend access to many areas, their use exposes workers to risks including falls, electrical shock or electrocution. To help prevent accidents while using bucket trucks, it's important for operators and workers to know the hazards and take steps for avoiding or controlling those hazards.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: equipment design - hazards - clear paths - load limits - personal protective equipment

 


T328 Introduction to Powered Industrial Trucks

A powered industrial truck is a complex tool. When used incorrectly, it can be dangerous to both people and property. To avoid accidents, operators must be properly trained.

Tone: Dramatization / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: Types of powered industrial trucks - Hazards - Safe operation - The work environment

 


T329 Machine Power: Mechanical Power Presses and Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus

Machine power drives industry. But it also poses hazards to workers. To ensure safety, the machine operator must respect the power of the machine as well as the source of the power.

Tone: Dramatization / Language: English, Spanish

Mechanical power presses - Machine hazards - machine guards - Safe work practices - Mechanical power-transmission apparatus