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July 29, 2008

Accident investigation slide shows

WorkSafeBC offers a variety of prevention resources which we've featured previously, most recently the videos of teens talking about how they were injured on the job. They offer an excellent library of safety materials - while laws may vary from here in the U.S., good safety practices don't change over the border.

Recently, we've discovered WorkSafeBC's library of accident investigation slide shows. These feature actual investigations conducted by WorkSafeBC investigators in the wake of fatal or serious work accidents. Each presentation includes an audio track of the investigator narrating the conditions that led to the accident, illustrated by photos, diagrams, and animations of the actual accident scene and conditions. The cause of each accident is identified and links to related prevention resources are made available. We think they're pretty compelling because they reflect real-life events. They are brief and would be a good resource for safety training or a springboard for discussions. Hopefully, WorkSafeBC will continue to expand the library, which currently includes incidents involving construction, machinery, falls, forklifts and various other scenarios. In addition to the accident investigations, there are also a few slide shows on general prevention topics, such as housekeeping, violence prevention in retail settings, disease prevention, and machine guarding. Also, see the lift / lower calculator.

We're always interested in free, quality safety & prevention resources that we can share with readers. If you know of other good prevention resources or libraries that are publicly available, let us know. (Please note: the operative word is "free" - we regularly delete comments promoting products or services that must be purchased.)

Posted by Julie Ferguson at 9:28 AM Link to, Comment (4), or E-mail this post

Thank you for illustrating the usefulness of these presentations from WorkSafeBC. Our Loss Prevention Department at NYCM has been providing these and later the short videos since early 2007 when we discovered them as well. Next to focused Tool Box Talks, these safety tools provide our Special Trades Construction Trust Members with a no-nonsense, hard hitting safety awareness tool that gets the message through to employees tuned out from a daily bombardment of multimedia ads. The concept of Visual, Auditory and Participatory Training have proven to work and are enthusiastically received.

Posted by: Mark Balduzzi at July 29, 2008 10:13 AM

I have a collection of digital workplace and environmental health and safety clips from historic government, industry and other films and videos from the 1920s to the 1990s. Currently 140 are posted for viewing at my YouTube channel Workplace and Environmental Health and Safety Clips.

To allow for downloading for use in presentations and training, I have recently posted more than 30 of these clips (and planning for more) to my SkyDrive site for viewing and free downloading.

To download files, right click on the file and then select Save as to copy the file to your computer.

I hope these are useful to your readers.

Mark Catlin

Posted by: Mark Catlin at July 29, 2008 1:52 PM

Both OSHA and NIOSH have vast libraries of information that I reference on a regular basis. I usually look through the A-to-Z topic lists to find what I'm looking for:

In addition, various state entities and OSHA state plans have their own libraries of resources. For example, Oregon OSHA, which has a fairly extensive resource library. OR-OSHA also has an A-to-Z index where you can find a plethora of information freely available on the web. In addition, they have an in-house resource library in which you can check out books and videos. I believe they can be checked out online and the resources will be mailed to you.

Posted by: Tasha at July 29, 2008 6:04 PM

Thanks for illustrating the usefulness of these presentations from WorkSafeBC.In addition, various state entities and OSHA state plans have their own libraries of resources.
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