Data by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that every day, more than 12 workers die on the job and this death toll crosses 4,500 a year. More than 4.1 million workers suffer from serious job-related injuries or illnesses annually. Only an enhanced focus on health and safety training can bring down these fatalities.
We all know prevention is better than cure. It’s better to take precautions rather than implement control measures after accidents at your workplace. An effective Occupational Health and Safety training program is needed to reduce the number of workplace accidents and illnesses. Video-based learning can bring the needed effectiveness to injury and illness prevention programs. Let’s check how.
Stress the Importance of Safety
Your employees need to realize the importance of safety to prevent accidents at the workplace. They won’t be cautious without knowing the seriousness of accidents. You can create that awareness by providing videos of real accidents and the after-effects, such as the number of people who died, injured seriously, and the loss incurred by the company. Showing these consequences will prompt your employees toadhere to the safe practices.
Using real work-life scenarios and storytelling strategies in safety videos will create the necessary impact. For example, check this OSHA safety training video.
This video shows how two workers died at a construction site as a result of inhaling Carbon Monoxide. Using a portable, gasoline-powered concrete saw and not havingan alarm to detect poisonous gasescaused the fatalities. Using a hydraulic or pneumatic concrete saw is a safe practice to prevent such accidents at the workplace.
Identify Accident-potential Situations
You can develop Interactive Videos (IVs) to identify potential accident situations. This engages and involves your workers in the accident prevention training program and work like practice sessions. This will help them develop a keen eye for workplace safety.
Take a look at this Interactive Video.
These IVs increase the awareness of workers on possible accidents and prompt them to take necessary actions to avoid them.
You can also assess the knowledge of your workers on safe and unsafe practices at theworkplace by showing them relevant visuals in these Interactive Videos.
Show Best Practices to Prevent Accidents
You can use videos to demonstrate the best practices, which will help employees avoid accidents. For example, you can use videos to show:
- How to lift heavy weights
- Fall protection measures
- Proper usage of PPE
- Proper use of personal fall arrest systems while scaffolding
Check on this Sample Course to see the preventive measures to be taken to avoid possible workplace injuries.
Implementing video-based workplace accident prevention training will reduce the injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in your organization. Moreover, your organization will be compliant with and reap all the benefits of a safe and healthy workplace.