New safety video compilation released by CSB
Published: 30 March, 2012
The US Chemical Safety Board’s safety videos are distributed free of charge and are also available online.
“Safety Videos Volume 2” includes, “Fatal Exposure: Tragedy at DuPont” detailing three accidents over a 33 – hour period at the DuPont plant in Belle, WV; “Experimenting with Danger” which focuses on the hazards associated with conducting research at chemical laboratories in academic institutions; and “Iron in the Fire” which discusses three iron dust fires that occurred in 2011 at the Hoeganaes plant in Gallatin, TN.
To date, the CSB has produced 28 safety videos. All are based on actual CSB investigation findings, determinations of root causes, and safety recommendations. The goal of the videos is to present CSB investigation findings in a concise and compelling format that encourages the viewer to apply the lessons learned to real world plant operations.
CSB Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso said, “The CSB’s safety video program has served as a highly successfully way to communicate the root causes and findings resulting from the CSB’s accident investigations; across industries and continents, demand for CSB safety videos is global.”
The CSB’s safety videos have won a number of awards, including three recent Peer Awards given by the Television, Internet & Video Association of Washington, DC in November 2011. “The CSB video program was specifically cited when the CSB was named the 2008 recipient of the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Howard Fawcett Award, honoring “outstanding contributions in the field of chemical health and safety,” marking the first time the 25-year-old award has been presented to an entire organization.
The CSB will continue to distribute “Safety Videos Volume 1” a two disc set which includes 25 videos released between December 2005 and March 2011.
All safety videos are distributed free of charge. Over 100,000 DVDs have been distributed and online downloads and streams of the videos on CSB.gov and on YouTube.com/USCSB total well over one million.
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