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Video Library: Personal Protective Equipment

Eye and Face Protection
Eye Protection: See The Whole Picture
Eye Safety
Eye Safety: No Second Chances
Eye Safety: That's Why You Wear Eye Protection
Protecting Our Sight
Foot Protection
Protecting Your Feet
Safely On Your Feet
Personal Protective Equipment, 1990
Personal Protective Equipment, 1991
Personal Protective Equipment, 1992
Personal Protective Equipment: The Right Choice
Personal Protective Equipment: Your Last Layer of Protection
Giving Safety a Hand: Knife and Blade Safety
Hand and Arm Protection
Hand Injuries Lessons Learned
Hand Protection: Lessons for a Lifetime
Hand Safety: Its in your Hands
Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety
Knife Safety
Hard Hat Safety: That's Why You Wear A Hard Hat


  • Eye and Face Protection
    #EY001 - VHS, #EY002 - VHS (11 min. 1988)

    Explains the various types of eye protectors and which ones are right for the job being performed. Talks about the dangers of not wearing eye and face protection and how everyone loses out when employees don't wear eye protection.
  • Eye Protection: See The Whole Picture
    #EY006 - DVD (20 min., 2002)

    Occupational; Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
    Every year, about 300,000 employees injure their eyes and 100,000 lose their vision, some permanently. It is crystal clear: eye protection is essential! Know the facts: the types of eyewear and the risks: heat, chemical and light-radiationrelated injuries. Prevent these hazards and be aware of the emergency procedures.
    • Eye protection
    • Care and maintenance
    • Injury prevention
    • Emergency procedures
  • Eye Safety
    #EY004 - VHS (14 min. 1994)

    Motivate your workers to consistently wear appropriate eye protection. Different job situations require different types of eye protection, and this video, with its depiction of near misses and compelling computer graphics, is an effective and appealing way to help your employees choose the correct types of protective eyewear.
  • Eye Safety: No Second Chances
    #EY005 - VHS (19 min. 1998)

    Using real-life situations, this live-action video teaches proper selection of eye equipment and motivates workers to use it. The program discusses common eye hazards, eye anatomy, and first aid for common injuries such as sparks, flashburns, blows to the eye and foreign objects in the eye. This dynamic program includes demonstrations of safety glasses, side shields, goggles, face shields, welder shields and other eye protection
  • Eye Safety: That's Why You Wear Eye Protection
    #EY003 - DVD (18 min. 2004)

    This program opens with a devastating workplace eye injury that happens all too often when employees choose not to adequately protect their eyesight. In fact, workers in North America suffer more than 1,000 eye injuries each day. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this statistic is that 90 percent of these eye injuries could be prevented by the use of proper eye protection. This video discusses various types of eye protection devices and how they help to prevent injuries. Viewers will also see the tragic consequences that can occur when we don't make the effort to protect our eyes at all costs. Topics include selection and inspection of eyewear, safety glasses, safety goggles and face shields, protection from harmful light, lens fogging and timely response to eye injuries.
  • Protecting Our Sight
    #PR102 - DVD (19 min. added 2012)

    This program discusses the protective devices and precautions we can utilize to prevent such injuries while stressing the importance of assessing the hazards of each job task and avoiding common pitfalls that often lead to these incidents. Topics include how the vision process works, types of eye injuries, employee responsibility to wear appropriate protection, use of safety glasses, safety goggles and face shields and eye protection required for welding and laser operations. Reducing lens fogging, cleaning and storage of protective devices, off-job safeguards and proper response to eye injuries are also reviewed in the program.
  • Foot Protection
    #FO000 - VHS, #FO001 - VHS (17 min. 1994)

    This video, released by Iron Age, describes various hazards to which feet are exposed and gives statistics on foot injuries. Covers the parts of a safety shoe and how each part plays a vital role in foot protection. Narrated by Martin Cove.
  • Protecting Your Feet
    #PR009 - VHS (18 min. 1993)

    Practicing good housekeeping and maintaining strong and healthy feet are just two of the tips revealed in this important video program.
    • Complies with OSHA 1910.136
    • Prevention of foot injuries
    • Safety shoes
  • Safely On Your Feet
    #FE001 - VHS #FE002 - DVD (12 min. 2001)

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of people are injured in the workplace because they aren't wearing the proper footwear. The fact that we have so many foot-related injuries indicates that employees are wearing work shoes that inadequately protect them from the hazards they face on the job. Many of us tend to think more about shoes in terms of styles, but safety shoes are more than a different style. They are part of your personal protective equipment that must effectively protect your feet from hazards that you encounter in your workplace. This program stresses to viewers the importance of selecting, fitting, maintaining and wearing safety footwear to prevent painful foot and toe injuries. Topics include physiology of the foot, various types of safety footwear, selecting the proper shoe for the job and shoe inspection and maintenance.
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    #PE002 - VHS (13 min. 1990)

    Using personal protective equipment (PPE) does not eliminate all the hazards employees face during their daily activities, at home or on the job. But using the appropriate personal protection — and using it correctly — will help minimize the dangers they encounter. The purpose of this video is to remind employees of the importance of wearing PPE. The video explains five simple rules employees can follow.
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    #PE009 - VHS (15 min. 1991)

    This module enables you to improve the personal protective equipment (PPE) program in your facility. You will become more aware of why and where PPE needs to be used and ways to overcome objections to using the equipment. Objectives when you complete this module:
    • Describe the role of PPE in controlling exposure to hazards in the workplace
    • List the criteria for an effective PPE program
    • Identify parts of the body most vulnerable to injury, name hazards associated with each, and describe the appropriate PPE
    • List ways to overcome employees' objections to wearing PPE
  • Personal Protective Equipment
    #PE012 - VHS (19 min. 1992)

    Gives specific information and guidelines on the proper selection, fit, inspection and maintenance of each category of personal protective equipment (head, eye/face, hand and foot). Emphasizes the importance of matching protective equipment with the particular hazards of the job.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: The Right Choice
    #PE000 - VHS #PE101 - DVD (16 min. 2002)

    Using PPE is a required part of our job, but ultimately you must choose whether to use it or not. No one can make that choice for you. Make the right choice and odds are you won't experience a work-related injury; make the wrong choice and sooner or later you'll pay the price! This video features actual industrial workers who recall how the choices they made about PPE had an impact on their lives. The point of these testimonials is to show viewers that they must wear the protective equipment that is required in their work areas or risk suffering tragic injuries. Topics of the program include hard hats, eye protection, earplugs and earmuffs, hand protection and safety footwear.
  • Personal Protective Equipment: Your Last Layer of Protection
    #PE011 - DVD (20 min., added 2014)

    This program discusses the proper selection and use of common types of personal protective equipment and features worker testimonials that provide valuable lessons about the importance of wearing your PPE. Topics include eye and fact protection, hardhats, foot protection, gloves and hearing protection.
  • Giving Safety a Hand: Knife and Blade Safety
    #KN001 - VHS (9 min. 1994)

    Perhaps no other hand tools can be as dangerous as knives and blades. That's why it is so important to follow proper safety procedures when handling these sharp objects.
    • Safe use of knives and blades
    • Proper handling of knives and blades
    • Caring and positioning of the tools
  • Hand and Arm Protection
    #HA001 - VHS (11 min. 1988)

    Discusses some of the causes of hand and arm injuries. Also covers the way gloves can help protect workers from hand injuries.
  • Hand Injuries Lessons Learned
    #HA111 - DVD (20 min. purchased 2011)

    This program features reenactments of workplace hand injury scenarios to teach valuable safety lessons about protecting our hands in every situation where hazards exist. Viewers will see the traumatic consequences of becoming distracted, using improper gloves, wearing jewelry around moving machinery, failing to pay attention to our work and attempting job tasks we aren't qualified to perform.
  • Hand Protection: Lessons for a Lifetime
    #HA013 - VHS (20 min. 1995)

    We take our hands for granted. That is, until something dreadful happens. This video program features workers who recount their experiences with hand injuries.
    • Hazard assessment
    • Machine hazards
    • Electrical hazards
    • Personal protective equipment selection
  • Hand Safety: Its in your Hands
    #HA005 - DVD (16 min., 2006)

    Occupational; Language: English, Spanish, Portuguese
    Pinched. Burned. Irritated. Cut. Sliced. These are just some ways hands can be injured. Get a firm grip on hand safety and prevent these accidents. Avoid the two types of hazards - machine and chemical - and understand the factors that determine the ideal PPE for a job.
    • Wearing the right hand protection
    • Using machine guards
    • Using the right tool for the task
    • Keeping equipment in proper working order
    • Taking good care of gloves Make sure that employees know the glove types as well: leather, fabric and insulating gloves - when they are used and how they are to be checked, inspected and cared for.
  • Hand, Wrist and Finger Safety
    #HA002 - VHS (12 min. 1999)

    Hands are irreplaceable instruments--motivate employees to protect their only pair:
    • Sense of touch, power grip & precision grip
    • Gloves: choosing the right type, length and fit, inspecting, washing and storage
    • Hand pads & guards, finger guards, barrier cream
    • Ergonomics: avoid repetition, use natural positions
  • Knife Safety
    #KN002 - DVD (16 min. 2005)

    This new, attention grabbing video provides an excellent overview of utility knife/box cutter safety. Filmed in a variety of work settings, the video begins with a series of mishaps caused by the unsafe use of utility knives. The mishaps are then carefully examined to reveal the underlying causes, as well as the steps that would prevent similar mishaps. Using this engaging style, the video covers the following material:
    • The proper use and handling of box cutters/utility knives
    • Using the correct knife for the job
    • Knife maintenance and inspection
    • Roper blade changing and disposal
    This video will help you reduce injuries, lost time and damaged product.
  • Hard Hat Safety: That's Why You Wear A Hard Hat
    #HA100 - VHS #HA101 - DVD (13 min. 2004)

    Nearly 100,000 U.S. workers suffer serious head injuries each year, mostly due to failure to wear a hardhat, wearing the wrong hardhat, or wearing a hardhat incorrectly. This video uses several injury scenarios and worker testimony to drive home the point that most head injuries can be avoided through the proper use of a hardhat.
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