Videos


Studies of Panicking Crowds Help Shape Building Evacuations

How can you survive the crush of a crowd? Imagine you're stuck in a crowd. Suddenly it panics - you have to think quickly to avoid the crush. What's your best strategy for survival? In this episode of the AXA Research Files, Science Presenter Greg Foot learns about Mathematical Engineer Nikolai Bode's groundbreaking research into crowd behavior in states of panic and sudden evacuation. Watch it now for some surprising advice that could save your life!


UL Tests Lithium-Ion Battery on Hoverboards

Fires and explosions from the hoverboard primarily occurred from the lithium-ion batteries, so UL adopted a coordinated safety strategy and reviewed materials and components by looking at the product's electrical system as a whole. Electrical tests such as the overcharge and overdischarge tests assess the electrical system safety, this UL 2016 video explains. The Li-ion battery is relatively safe but, with the billions of batteries used around the world on a daily basis, it is inevitable that some failures will occur. UL's work is aimed at helping to reduce the number of those failures.


The Future of Automation is Happening Now at Volvo

For the first time ever, Volvo will demonstrate its self-driving truck for a broader audience, a solution the company believes will ultimately revolutionize the mining industry. The future of automation is happening, according to this May 2016 Volvo video.




How Are Pipelines Constructed?

Learn about the pipeline construction process and the maintenance of pipelines in this Kinder Morgan June 2016 animated video.


Designed to Move a Nation

Freight rail moves vast quantities of the raw materials and finished products that make modern life possible: food, water, shelter, clothing, energy, technology, and much more. By working with trucks and barges, trains help move 54 tons of freight for each of us in a single year -- connecting goods across the country and around the world. Learn more at www.FreightRailWorks.org.


USDA Disaster Nutrition Assistance Programs

USDA Food and Nutrition Service assistance programs help those who struggle day to day to put food on the table. Through its disaster nutrition assistance programs – USDA Foods for congregate and household feeding and D-SNAP - FNS, in coordination with its federal, state, local, and non-profit partners – it is also able to provide short-term nutrition assistance to individuals, families, and communities recovering from disasters.


Not All Imported Products Sold as 'Supplements' Are Safe

Health fraud scams are everywhere, but underserved populations—including those with limited English ability—are often more vulnerable than others. This 2016 FDA video educates consumers about the most common health fraud scams and alerts them to seek medical advice. The video is available in English, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin), Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Korean. For more information, visit http://www.fda.gov/supplementsafety.


Liberty Mutual Insurance Presents The Firemark Award: Charley Cashen

Kansas City, Mo. Fire Capt. Charley Cashen responded to a call concerning a fire in a local neighborhood. When he and his crew arrived to the home, a mother waiting outside alerted them that her adult daughter was stuck in the basement. As the fire intensified, Cashen navigated his way through the basement before he was forced to turn back due to extremely high temperatures. Running through flames to escape, Captain Cashen spent 10 days in the hospital suffering second-degree burns and receiving skin grafts for his injuries.


FDNY & EMS 20th Anniversary Commemoration

On Wednesday, March 16, 2016, dozens of active and retired FDNY members gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the merger between the Health and Hospitals Corporation Emergency Medical Service and the Fire Department of New York. On March 17, 1996, the two groups officially merged, making FDNY the largest department-based provider of emergency medical care in the country. This collaboration has helped the department continue to save lives and respond efficiently to the growing number of medical calls received each year in New York City.


#FireworksHurt

In this June 2016 video from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, NFL star Jason Pierre-Paul tells CPSC Chairman Elliot Kaye about a fireworks incident that changed his life and why Americans should let only experienced professionals handle fireworks.