Industrial Safety

Stanley Proto offers tool safety program

Source: PlantServices.com

Mar 22, 2006

No matter how good your tools are there are some things they just aren’t meant to do. Each year, safety shortcuts cause thousands of work-related injuries, as well as unnecessary and costly tool damage. "Safety Starts Here," a 30-minute video by Stanley Proto, uses an entertaining and informational style to drive home the point that taking shortcuts can be a shortcut to disaster. The video can be used on its own, or included as part of a company safety training program.
 
The 30-minute video includes segments on sockets, wrenches, striking tools, screwdrivers, knives and snips, and specialty tools. Because understanding the risk involved in taking a safety shortcut is the first step toward accident prevention, each segment opens with cartoon character named Shortcut Jones showing the viewer how using tools inappropriately (such as putting a standard socket on an impact wrench) can cause someone to get hurt. The hosts then go on to offer pointers on safe, efficient practices, such as using a striking wrench and penetrating oil to loosen a frozen nut, rather than trying to force a wrench with a cheater bar. A section on Storage and Maintenance stresses the importance of keeping tools in top condition, clean and stored away from exposure to dirt and moisture.
 
The video is shipped in a binder that includes DVD as well as a VHS formats. The binder also includes a CD with templates that an employer can use it in its own training program, including a quiz on the material presented in the video. Users interested in the video should contact their Proto Salesperson, Proto distributor or go to http://www.stanleyproto.com/default.asp?TYPE=STATICLEFT&PAGE=safety.htm&LEFT=left_safety.htm