Category: Personal Protective Equipment

(see also Chemical and Gases, HazCom)



T032 - A Foot Closer To Safety

A workerís feet are two of his most important assets. This Safety Shorts video illustrates the necessity of proper foot protection and basic safety shoe types.

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

Key Training Points: types of footwear - circumstances for protection

 


T035 - Slag Injuries To The Eye

When thrown into the eye, even the smallest particle can do great harm. Employees are reminded of the need for proper eye protection.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: protective gear - removing the particle - seeking professional help

 


T038 - To Hear The Birds Sing - Respirators

When toxic gases or fumes are present in the workplace, respirators are a requirement, not an option. Usage and maintenance are discussed.

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

Key Training Points: filter types - respirator types - functions of the lung

 


T042 - Handling The Heat

Heat stress is a common health and safety problem in many work-places. Learn to recognize heat stress and some remedies.

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

Key Training Points: forced air - ice vests - clothing - symptoms of stress - liquids - acclimatization


T081 - A Lift To Safety

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

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: certification - crane setup - test lifts - PPE

 


T082 - Protective Equipment

This video examines the types of equipment and their proper use. Protective gear - hard hats, goggles, gloves and other equipment - serve no purpose if not used.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English, Spanish, Russian

Key Training Points: use - definition - types - maintenance

 


T109 - Sorry, I Didn't Hear That

Work site noises can seriously impair hearing. Decibel levels and proper ear protection are discussed.

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

Key Training Points: volume levels - exposure limits - protective devices

 

T117 - Flashburn

Flashburn to the eye can result when ultraviolet rays emitted by an arc welder are absorbed into the eyeís cornea. Viewers are shown the effects of flashburn and prevention methods.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: causes - screens - eye protection

 

T181 - Haz Mat Fashions

The EPA, NFPA and OSHA have set new guidelines for hazardous materials clothing. Learn the ìABCísî and ìDísî of dressing for the occasion.

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

Key Training Points: gear types - protection levels

 

T207 - Up, Up And Aware

The tricks and hazards of working with aerial and other types of lifting platforms are shown.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: proper training - inspection

 

T232 - Back Belts

Back belts can help reduce lifting-related back injuries, if used correctly. TV reporters go ìinsideî industry to illustrate proper and improper use of back belts.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English / Caption: Open

Key Training Points: diet - posture - lifting - exercise - twisting

 

T235 - Silicosis

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

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: prevention - recognition

 

T237 - Climbing Poles And Ladders

Workers illustrate safe procedures for climbing poles and towers, including checking environment, inspecting equipment and structures, and use of portable and fixed ladders.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: using chisels and saws - file the right way - start with a plan - be organized - keep tools clean and sharp

 

T252 - Self-Contained Respirators (SCBA) Part 1

A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) provides the worker with protection from atmospheric conditions that may be oxygen deficient or toxic. Three types of SCBA are available: closed-circuit systems, open-circuit systems, and combination systems. Each type has its advantages, as well as its limitations.

Tone: Actuality / Language: English

Key Training Points: exposure to oxygen-deficient or toxic conditions - requirements for wearing a respirator - three major types of SCBA - advantages and disadvantages of SCBA

 

T253 - Self-Contained Respirators (SCBA) Part 2

A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) can provide the worker with protection from atmospheric conditions that may be toxic or oxygen deficient. However, proper training is essential. Before using a SCBA, learn procedures for use, inspection, cleaning, and storage.

Tone: Humorous / Language: English

Key Training Points: proper fit - proper use and limitations of equipment - cleaning and storage - testing and inspecting the equipment

 


T297 - Personal Protective Equipment

Personal protective equipment is designed to help protect against workplace hazards. A wide assortment of personal protective equipment is available for the eyes, face, head, feet, hands, arms and ears. However, using personal protective equipment requires hazard awareness and training on the part of the user. To be effective, PPE must be appropriate for the type of hazard encountered, and must be fitted properly and maintained in a clean and serviceable condition.

Tone: Drama / Language: English, Spanish

Key Training Points: proper fit - equipment types - training

 

T305 - Fall Protection Systems - Overview

Falls are a leading cause of workplace accidents. To help reduce fall-related accidents, employers are required to protect employees from fall hazards whenever an employee is six feet or more above a lower level. Methods for fall protection may include guardrails, personal fall arrest systems, positioning devices, warning lines, and safety monitoring systems. To be effective, fall protection systems must be installed and used properly.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: Guardrails systems maintenance - correct usage of personal fall arrest system - inspections of personal fall arrest systems and positioning devices - warning line systems

 

T306 - Personal Fall Arrest Systems

A personal fall arrest system does not prevent a fall: it reduces the chance of injury when a fall takes place. To be effective, a personal fall arrest system must limit free fall distance, as well as the force of impact on an employee. When using a personal fall arrest system, itís critical that you understand how to use it correctly. Careless or improper use could result in serious injury or death.

Tone: Drama / Language: English

Key Training Points: inspection of personal fall arrest systems - fall distances - safe procedures for anchoring and tying off - proper useage

 

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