Many construction companies in the U.S. are transitioning to wearing safety helmets on job sites. The Hard Hats vs Safety Helmets course provides context for why this trend is happening. It focuses on the essentials of understanding why head protection is required on work sites, and how safety helmets offer more protection than traditional hard hats.
Did you know about 22% of vehicle accidents are weather-related? In this quick video lesson, we look at how we can better adjust our driving safety to account for the weather and road conditions from snow to rain and clear days. We also discuss why the speed limit is often not the best way to determine a safe driving speed.
Workplace heat illnesses are on the rise year after year. In this quick video lesson, we provide practical tips to prevent heat illnesses, recognize signs and symptoms, and take quick action to ensure heat illnesses do not become a medical emergency.
Every year, cold weather re-introduces us to a new host of hazards from slips, trips, and falls to carbon monoxide poisoning and frost bite. In this quick video course, we cover the top 10 tips to help keep you safe this winter.
Dockboards connecting warehouses to trailers include some unique hazards. In this quick video toolbox talk lesson, we provide a brief refresher on the basics of dockboard safety.
Looking for a quick refresher on stairway safety? In this video toolbox talk, we cover the basics employees need to know about stairs and railings, why stairs can be hazardous, and how to safely use stairways.
There are countless configurations of floor and wall openings that have the potential to lead to falls from heights. In this quick video lesson, we cover the major platforms, floor holes, skylights and more and what you need to know to keep yourself safe from falls when working around hazardous areas.
You may have a good understanding of struck-by hazards, but how do you protect against them? In this quick, fun, video lesson, we go through four of the major ways you protect yourself from struck-by hazards, giving examples of each.
There are endless potential struck-by hazards on the jobsite, but most tend to fall into four simple categories; flying objects, falling objects, rolling objects, and swinging objects. Once you know the basics, it's easier to identify struck-by hazards and take steps to reduce your risk. In this quick video training, we go through each with examples to help employees prevent struck-by incidents.
Anyone working on scaffolding needs to be able to identify hazards, prevent conditions from becoming hazardous, and know what to do when an issue emerges. In this quick video lesson, we cover the basics on how to identify hazards on scaffolds, how to correct them, and if you can't correct them, report them.
Can your employees identify common scaffold hazards? In this video lesson, we cover the four, major categories; falls from heights, falling objects, electrical hazards, and scaffold collapses. The focus is on identifying hazards so that they can be corrected or the risk can be reduced before resulting in accidents or injuries.
OSHA has divided scaffold work into several different and distinct roles and responsibilities. In this video, we talk about main 5 roles that employees need to know and understand; the competent person, qualified person, scaffold designers, erectors & dismantlers, and lastly, scaffold users. It's important to know what each role is responsible for so you can fulfill your own role and coordinate with others effectively.
In this video lesson we cover the basics needed to introduce employees to scaffold safety including scaffold types, components, and the most common contributors to accidents and injuries.
Looking for a fun, fresh take on respirators? In this short video lesson, we cover the weird history of the respirator from ancient times to plagues and even modern day.
Respirators are only as effective as the users. In this quick video lesson, we cover respirator donning, doffing, seal-checking and adjusting with demonstrations of each to help learners ensure they are getting the most out of their respiratory protection.
Understanding the purpose of respirator exams and fit testing can help employees be a collaborative part of the process. In this quick video lesson, we cover why respirator exams and fit testing are conducted along with a demonstration of a qualitative respirator fit test so employees know what to expect.
To properly use a cartridge or filter respirator, you have to have an appreciation for what the cartridge does and why it's different from others. In this quick video lesson, we discuss the different types of catridges and filters, explaining the basics like what the 95 in N95 means and how correct use of cartidges and filters can prevent exposures.
Understanding the basics of how respirators work and the different types that are available help learners understand why one respirator isn't interchangeable with another. In this short video lesson, we use 3d animation to show how respirators work, why some are more protective than anothers, and what OSHA's assigned protection factor means for them.
Respiratory hazards can be many forms like mists, smoke, gases, dust and more. In this quick video training, we cover common respiratory hazards, demonstrate how particle size impacts how deep respirators can get into the lungs, why that matters when it comes to wearing respirators, and discuss the OSHA permissible exposure limits (PELs).
In many OSHA fatality cases involving chainsaws, the use of chainsaw chaps could have prevented fatal injuries. In this PPE testing video, we test out chainsaw chaps to show what the are made of, cutting into them using scissors. Then, we test them against a chainsaw in super slow motion, demonstrating how the saw binds and the blade stops within milliseconds.
PPE is the last line of defense between employees and the hazards they work with, but often it can provide a false sense of security. In this quick, fun, video lesson, we talk about why PPE is the last line of defense and test various types to show both the strength and limitations of PPE. The lesson is to use the right PPE for the job and make sure it's worn and maintained correctly to maximize effectiveness.
Hard hats are simple and easy to care for if you know the basics. In this quick video lesson we cover the basics of hard hat care including inspections, maintenance and replacement.
Every day in the US, about 2,000 people suffer from job-related eye injuries that are serious enough to require medical attention. What's more, 90% of those injuries could be prevented if people wore their safety eyewear. In this video we put safety glasses vs. non-safety glasses to the test to show what a different PPE can make.
Did you know that 84% of workers who suffer head injuries aren't wearing their hard hats? In this fun video lesson, we demonstrate how a hard hat can protect your head by dropping objects on a watermelon first wearing a hard hat and then without a hard hat. Is it incredibly scientific? No. Is it fun and illustrative? Yes!
In safety, we often see employees trying to pass off non-safety toe shoes as safety footwear. The thing is, the vast majority of foot injuries can be prevented simply by wearing proper PPE. In this fun, demonstration video, we test safety toe shoes and non-safety toe shoes by dropping objects on them in an impact test and running over them with a compactor in a compaction to test to prove that safety toes do make a huge difference when it comes to workplace hazards.
Using the right tool for the job is a fundamental part of working safe, and so is using the right PPE for the hazards that are present. In this quick video lesson, we look at how different types of PPE has different capabilities. We demonstrate this using gloves that look similar but have very different cut resistance ratings. The lesson? Match the PPE to the hazards that are present to protect yourself.
Did you know that according to OSHA, 70% of hand injuries could have been prevented just by wearing PPE? In this quick video lesson, we use safety's hierarchy of controls to describe why PPE is the last line of defense and why choosing it and using it correctly can keep you safe from hazards.
More than 30 million Americans have suffered hearing loss in both ears. The thing is, hearing loss is highly preventable! In this video toolbox talk, we tell you what you can do to protect your hearing.
How do employees know when the noise level is high enough to protect their hearing? In this video lesson, we talk about how to identify hazardous noise levels, the OSHA permissible exposure limit for noise, why 90 decibels is double 85 decibels and what employees need to know to understand how noise works and how they can protect their hearing.
Working safely around machines involves a knowledge of machine guarding as well as how to safely remove guards. In this quick video lesson, we cover the OSHA requirements of machine guards as well as other pointers to keep empoyees safe when interacting with machines like utilizing lockout tagout or alternative methods.
There are 4 main types of machine guards that employees need to be able to identify; fixed guards, adjustible guards, self-adjusting guards, and interlocked guards. Being able to identify each of these and understand the use and limitation of each will help employees to safely interact with machines in the workplace
When we look at machine guarding, there are three major areas of focus; the operating controls, the point of operation, and the power transmission device. Along with these three areas, there are a variety of hazards that can be presented at each like hazardous motion, pinch points, and non-mechanical hazards. In this quick video lesson, we cover the major hazards of machines that machine guarding protect against to help learners understand why proper machine guarding is important.
Group lockout is different than individual lockout and can get even more complicated when contractors or other site visitors are involved. In this quick video lesson, we go over the basics of what you need to know about performing group lockout and coordinating with others.
Emergency lock removal during lockout tagout is a serious procedure that must be understood by employees to be conducted safely. In this quick video lesson, we cover what emergency lock removal is, when it can be conducted, who can conduct it, and how to ensure this process is completed safely.
What's the purpose of the lock? How about the tag? What do we need to know about these objects before starting lockout tagout procedures? In this video demonstration, we break it down to simple, easy-to-understand steps of what locks and tags are and how they're used. Then, we focus in on test start and how verifying a zero-energy state is the most important component any lockout tagout procedure.
Lockout tagout isn't always easy for workers who are new to the idea to grasp. In this real-life demonstration, we use the example of a breaker box, wiring, outlet, and lightbulb to illustrate lockout, tagout, and test-start. This simple scenario quickly and easily shows all three steps to make it easy for learners to understand.
Missing hazardous energy sources during a lockout tagout procedure can be fatal. In this quick video lesson, we go over the major energy sources that anyone who practices lockout tagout should know. We also talk about some common misconceptions to help ensure that all energy sources are properly isolated.
Lockout tagout procedures must be done correctly or the results can be disastrous. As you might imagine, that means not everyone is authorized to conduct lockout tagout. In this quick video lesson, we cover the 3 roles in lockout tagout procedures as described by OSHA; Authorized, Affected, and Other Employees. Once you know your role and responsibilities, you can be more effective in coordinating a safe lockout tagout process.
Lockout tagout can be a confusing process the first time someone is introduced to it. We wanted to make the control of hazardous energy as simple as possible with this simple animation. We explain what lockout tagout is and our animation demonstrates how it works using the example of a factory production line with multiple hazardous energy sources.
If you're looking for a quick refresher or toolbox talk on ladder safety, this is a great, fast, video training on the basics of safe ladder use. In it we cover important points about portable ladders, fixed ladders, and mobile ladder stands to help ensure that employees are up-to-date on ladder safety.
Ladders are relatively easy to care for and store properly and doing so can make them safer and prolong their useful life. In this quick video lesson, we give you simple tips to make sure that ladders on the job stay in optimal shape so they're ready to use when you need them. If you take care of your ladder, it will take care of you.
Ladders have some simple rules for use that can really make a difference in our safety. In this quick video lesson, we'll cover the rules that ladder users need to know in simple do and don't terms, keeping the lesson fun, light, and easy-to-remember.
Making sure your ladder is set up properly will set the foundation for safe work. In this quick video lesson, we cover everything learners need to know about setting up both extension ladders and step ladders from the 4-to-1 rule to spur plates and fly sections.
Portable ladder inspections are a critical component to ladder safety and OSHA ladder requirements. In this quick video lesson, we demonstrate how to inspect both step ladders and extension ladders and what to do when you find issues or defects.
Choosing the wrong ladder for the job can have dangerous consequences. In this quick video lesson, we cover how to choose the right ladder by size, type, material, and duty rating so employee can safely conduct their work.
Did you know the majority of ladder fatalities are from falls of 10 feet or less? Ladders may initially seem harmless, but they are a big contributor to fall injuries and fatalities. In this quick video lesson, we go over 5 ladder facts to help learners understand the hazardous nature of ladders and what they can do to reduce their risk.
Looking to spread some holiday cheer while keeping a focus on safety on and off-the-clock? This fun holiday safety video goes through the 12 Hazards of the Holidays followed by ways to keep yourself, your family, and your friends all safe and healthy throughout the holiday season.
This Thanksgiving, give your workforce some holiday cheer and prevent injuries, illnesses, and many of the unpleasant after-effects of Thanksgiving dinner with this fun, fast safety video!
Accurately assessing risk can help us to focus on reducing the most significant hazards. Often when conducting risk asessments, over and underestimating the risk can lead us to focusing on the wrong problems. In this quick video lesson, we use the example of using a box cutter to open boxes to accurately asses the risk and put protections in place.
A common problem with hazard assessments, is that some hazards are never identified and therefore the risk is never reduced. In this quick video training, we cover the common hazard categories to give learners a better idea of what types of issues they need to be on the lookout for and to better ensure that all significant hazards are identified.
The good news about learning to conduct a hazard assessment, is most of us do them frequently in our minds without ever realizing it. In this quick video lesson, we use the example of driving on a snowy day to show learners how hazard assessments are often done in our heads and to introduce them to the process in a relatable, practical way. This makes the process easier to adapt to a more formalized version and let's us all begin, knowing we already have experience.