Safety training videos for plant and personal protection

It's one thing to sustain an on-the-job injury from which it's possible to recover given adequate medical attention. The single accident probably didn't start a cascade of havoc that engulfed the facility. It's quite another matter to follow in the footsteps of Massey Energy's Upper Big Branch Mine in Raleigh County, West Virginia, or the Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico.

In the interest of personal safety for anyone working in the field of industrial maintenance, I recommend that you investigate the safety videos you’ll find at the Web site that RSC Equipment Rental, Houston, Texas, operates.

Each training video runs about 13 minutes in length, so they won’t dominate your company indoctrination and safety classes. The set covers not only the topics you’d expect - fall protection, confined spaces, fire extinguishers, lock out/tag out, hot works – but other less-common topics - accident investigation, blood-borne pathogens, hazard communications, noise, workzone safety – as well. There’s a total of 25 for your review in your own safety training program.

Each video has its own leader's guide, a video script, a quiz, and the answer key. There’s no reason to ignore this resource. Stay safe, keep your crew safe. The last thing you need to confront is a wrongful death suit. Those get messy for everyone concerned.