OSHA-Compliant Safety Videos: An Essential Training Tool

Article by Art Gib

If you are a human resources manager in a high safety-risk industry, you know that it can be a challenge to create programs that will not only thoroughly train new employees, but that are also essential as continuing education tools for existing employees. The content must be constantly updated for relevance and, of course, be OSHA-compliant. When you buy industry-specific safety videos from vendors, how can you know if they will fill these criteria?

A good video supplier will have a wide range of industry-specific videos to choose from, making it easier for you to ensure that your employees are being thoroughly educated. If your company is a new one, a professional safety consultant will be able to tell you which non-industry specific videos would also be appropriate and necessary to remain in compliance with OSHA.

Non industry-specific topics might include such things as: drugs/alcohol, violence/security, general safety, confined space, ear/eye/foot/hand, and so forth. The following are examples of the types of content that should be inherent in training videos for specific industries.

Agriculture–areas covered should include:

–Worker’s compensation–Eye protection and hearing conservation–Personal protective equipment–Back injury prevention–Chemical safety–Forklift safety–Preventing slips and falls–Heat stress–California agricultural worker parameters and guidelines

Construction–areas covered should include:

–General safe work practices–Safe lifting–Basic electrical safety–Scaffold/ladder safety–Dump truck, backhoe loader, crane, forklift safety–Any other specific safety videos related to the type of machinery used on site

Supermarket–areas covered should include:

–General employee safety orientation–Safe lifting in a supermarket context–Box cutter safety–Customer service parameters–Customer accidents–Preventing slips and falls–Sanitation and hygiene

Hospital–areas covered should include:

–Separate safety information videos for administration, nurses, and doctors–Medical healthcare hazard–Safety training for housekeeping personnel–Accident causes and prevention–Lifting patients from beds/chairs–Tuberculosis and other disease prevention–Sanitation and disinfection

The above industry-specific criteria for adequate training in videos are just a sampling of the types of safety videos that are available on the market to use as educational and informational tools. Many of the topics in the content of one video may be applicable over a wide range of industries and contexts, so be sure to consult with a training professional to fill your business’s individual needs.

SafetyInfo, Inc. (http://www.oshasafetyvideos.net/) sell safety training videos and regulatory compliance software products. Art Gib is a freelance writer.Distributed by Content Crooner

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Professional Development Tools: How to Effectively Use Inspirational Books, Audios and Videos

Article by Lynn Pierce

What books are you currently reading? What audios are in your car? One of the quickest ways to master anything is to read books, listen to audios and watch videos on the subject. These are your tools for professional development and business success.

If you’re spending free time reading novels or listening to music, you’re missing a major key to personal and business success. People who achieve high levels of abundance generally read two or three inspirational books every week. They aren’t parked in front of the TV all night.

With today’s technology you have many choices of how to best receive personal growth information. There is no longer an excuse for not having time to be educated.

Look at this partial list of delivery methods for getting professional development information to you:

Read online or listen to PDFs online• • “software can read text to you!

Listen to audio or watch streaming video online

Download audio or video to your iPod

Download print, audio or video to your cell phone or PDA

Print out a PDF to take with you in a folder

Read a print book

Listen to CDs or watch DVDs • • ” in your car, on a plane, on your TV or computer

You’re probably thinking, “I barely have time to complete all my tasks now. How could I add anything else?” But, we all have the same 24 hours each day.

Since you can’t add hours, it’s up to you to decide how to spend the ones you have. The advent of the iPod makes it easier to access professional development tools. Now you can listen discreetly while standing in line or waiting for an appointment. iPods aren’t just for kids. They’re important tools for business success and personal growth.

To create the life of your dreams, you must make new choices about how to spend your time. If it were possible to achieve your personal development goals by doing what you’re doing now, you would already have everything you want.

I’m sure you’ve heard the adage that you can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it. It’s the same with any personal growth change you want to make in your life. You can’t create a new life with the old habits that produced the life you have now.

Just as when you were a child and books magically took you to places you’d never been, inspirational books will guide you to become the person you want to be and will help build the business success of which you dream.

Every multi-millionaire I’ve met had many personal growth obstacles to overcome in their lives. Not one of them was born into a life of ease. They dealt with circumstances ranging from total poverty, abandonment as a child, abuse, depression, life-threatening illness, divorce, business loss and bankruptcy.

This reality shatters all the excuses you’ve been using throughout your life for why you can’t succeed. For many, inspirational educational tools were the beginning of their road to personal and business success. These professional development tools will start you on the road to your dreams, too.

Let me give you some examples of abundant people who are big readers. Robert Allen, real-estate guru and author of best-selling books including my favorite, Multiple Streams of Income, reads several books at once by leaving them in various rooms throughout his home so a book is always available.

Cynthia Brian, co-author of the best-selling Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul and author of Be the Star You Are, finds it easy to read several books a week because she carries a book everywhere and spends at least two hours nightly reading instead of watching TV.

David Anderson of Famous Dave’s really raises the bar. He’s a self-proclaimed night owl, sleeping an average of five hours. He not only reads two or three books a week, but 20-30 magazines a month! He reads continually for personal development and to stay current on business trends.

You say you want more from life, but will you move outside your comfort zone to make it happen? Maybe reading a book every week seems unfeasible. Commit to reading one book this month, or in the next two weeks. When you find it’s not so difficult, up your quota.

The key to effective use of inspirational books, audios and videos is that you implement what you learn. Put your new knowledge into practice; don’t just read, listen or watch for the sake of spending time doing it.

Lynn Pierce, the Success Architect, has taught people how to combine business and personal development to reach the pinnacle of success and live the life of their dreams for over 25 years. In addition, she is also the founder of one of the most exciting annual events for women entrepreneurs, “Women’s Business Empowerment Summit”. Now she shares her keys to success and life mastery with you. You can get the first five lessons of “Chang

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Educational Videos

Article by Adolphpaul

Today, educational videos have become a popular means of interactive learning for all, especially children. Since children learn easily through videos and animations, even the most complicated concepts can be taught with these. The Internet is a rich and popular source of videos for education. Several online resources also allow free downloading of educational videos.

Types of Educational Videos

The different types of online videos for education are:

*Educational Videos Online – Expert Village is a how-to videos website, where users can learn new things and find answers to intriguing questions. The website is a comprehensive package of great videos, experts and features on varied subjects.

*Free Video Sites – Video sharing websites like YouTube features educational videos on subjects, which range from rhymes to science experiments, mathematical concepts and equations, investigative shows, interactive quizzes and documentaries.

*Streaming Educational Films – Factual entertainment channels, like the Discovery Channel, provide access to streaming educational films and other printable worksheets at nominal subscription fees. Their content is truly entertaining and informative

*Finding Films Online – Browse through sites, such as Fancast and Hulu, to find a great collection of vintage television shows and educational videos. These are legal sites with authorized web distribution materials.

How to Choose Educational Videos for Children?

Here are some tips for selecting children’s educational videos:

*Choose subjects that interest your child. This will ensure quicker understanding and greater recall. Besides, the learning will create a more positive and lasting impact on your child.

*Monitor contents of the videos for education by familiarizing yourself with the concept. This will also help you to discuss the concept with the child and will reflect your interest in his learning.

*Always take feedback from your child about his interests. Gauge their interest by showing them the titles of educational videos.

*Parents should keep the child’s age in mind while buying educational videos. For younger children, keep the titles simpler; since complicated subjects will never be viewed.

*Watch educational videos along with your child. This will enable you to monitor the content of the video and participate in your child’s learning process.

To find the best educational videos for your kids, visit the website http://www.iken.in. This website features a variety of educational tools for learners.

Iken contains educational videos on various subjects that enhance the knowledge development of the child.