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Work Safety Video

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Work safety videos are an easy, convenient way to communicate important safety information to a number of people at once. Work safety videos generally cover a number of safety-related topics, from ergonomics to waste disposal, and are very affordable compared to specialist lecturers and demonstrators. Also, they are usually available in a variety of languages, including Spanish and English, to insure that none of the important safety content is lost in translation.

A typical work safety video begins with an introduction to the topic, and a quick run-through of what topics will be covered. For example, in a driving safety video, the topics listed may include equipment adjustment, mental concentration, the use of safety belts, and a few tips for adverse driving conditions. In most cases, visual examples and scenarios come next, with intermittent review checkpoints. Finally, a full review of the major points of the video may be presented during the conclusion.

Most work safety videos feature a voice over narration that spans the length of the video. The narrative voice explains is detail what is happening in each example, and gives alternative courses of action and solutions to problems. Though this narrative voice functions like a professional instructor, it is rare that employees can be OSHA certified if they have only watched the instructional video. Usually, the video is used as a foundation for the topic, with further discussion, questions, and physical practice coming soon after.

Obtaining Work Safety Videos

Safety Videos are available from many online vendors as well as print catalogs, safety supply stores, and occasionally, directly from OSHA. Though the price of safety videos varies, many suppliers trim unnecessary costs by using amateur actors and basic packaging options. Something that suppliers usually don't trim, however, is content--and in work safety videos, its what's inside that counts.


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