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Comic, tragic (or a mixture of the two), and sometimes too stodgy, safety videos are only a few keystrokes away. Look around; something you find may be useful in training at your site.

Safety videos have long been popular with trainers, and several companies continue to produce high-quality videos on a wide range of topics. With the popularity of YouTube and greater bandwidth available to millions of Americans, the era of free online videos has arrived -- a tsunami of junk, genius, coarse humor, celebrity and wannabe embarrassment, spin, advertising, and even quality.

The still photograph illustrating this article comes from a clever marketing video made by Kimberly-Clark Professional to introduce its new KLEENGUARD A30 splash and particle protection coveralls. We think you'll enjoy it, especially the end.

Here are a few other titles worth checking out, with thumbnail descriptions to speed your search:

Graphic: WSIB, The Chef

Effective:
WSIB, Better Safe Than Sorry

Another awful Canadian commercial

Fall protection

SawStop demonstration

Fox 25 Teen Driving

Beating the Odds: Onboard Emergency Drills, Parts 1-4

Preventing slips and trips in woodworking

Logging safety awareness

Seat belt and teen driving safety

Very effective:
CSB safety videos (Dangers of propylene cylinders, Reactive hazards, Dangers at flammable gas accumulation, Explosion at BP refinery, etc.)
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=USCSB

http://www.chemsafety.gov/index.cfm?folder=video_archive&page=index

OSHA safety videos
http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/multimedia.html

MSHA Sago mine materials, including videos
http://www.msha.gov/sagomine/publichearings/publichearings.asp

MSHA training videos
http://www.msha.gov/streaming/mediaindex.htm

CDC audio-only podcasts
http://www2a.cdc.gov/podcasts/

CDC training video
http://www.cdc.gov/phtrain/training_materials.html

NIOSH videos (workplace violence, stress, TB prevention in health care, commercial fishing, mining safety)
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/video/

Cute with a message:
Forklift video safety blooper

Grimly amusing (but not real blood) and possibly effective:
Safety in the workplace

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