NIOSH-Video programs listed below can be ordered from the NIOSH
Publications Office, downloaded, or viewed online.
NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations: Sampling for Exposures
A short video describing the basics of exposure sampling that occurs as part of the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program. The HHE Program uses various types of samplers to measure workplace exposure to chemicals and other substances in the air as well as to measure workplace exposure to other potential hazards such as noise. Workplace exposure sampling can be done during an entire workshift or during a specific work task. Exposure samplers are most commonly worn during a persons' usual work and generally will not get in the way of the work. Persons who have exposure sampling done will be notified of their results. Workplace exposure sampling is an important part of the HHE Program’s goal to assist employees, employers, and unions in identifying occupational health hazards and recommending ways to reduce or eliminate those hazards.
Video Pub. No.: 2014-118
Total running time: 2 minutes 10 seconds
Paul Revere: A Story of Survival in Bristol Bay
This video highlights an all too common type of vessel disaster, a rapid capsizing event due to large waves. The story focuses on a vessel that capsizes in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, and the crew was able to survive 2 hours in the cold water due to the inflatable Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) they wear as standard work gear.
Video Pub. No.: 2014-115
Total running time: 10 minutes 25 seconds
NIOSH Video: Employer Solutions for Total Worker Health
This video covers simple and easy solutions employers can take towards creating organizational cultures of total worker health. In the video Dr. L. Casey Chosewood discusses a few possibilities for integrating health protection and health promotion then mentions three early and simple steps employers can take towards integrating health protection and health promotion.
Video Pub. No.: 2013-159
Total running time: 2 minutes 04 seconds
NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program:
Helping to Eliminate Workplace Health Hazards Video
A short video describing what the NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation Program is and how we can assist employees, employers, and unions. The Health Hazard Evaluation Program responds to requests to evaluate worksites throughout the United States to help identify occupational health hazards and recommend ways to reduce or eliminate those hazards.
Video Pub. No.: 2013-154
Total running time: 2 minutes 18 seconds
Move IT! Rig Move Safety for Truckers
This video covers rig move safety for truckers in the oil and gas fields. It helps make sense of the organized chaos that accompanies a rig move and highlights some easy ways to lower the risk of being injured or killed when moving to a new location.
DVD Pub. No.: 2012-168D
Total running time: 27 minutes 18 seconds
Man Overboard: Prevention and Recovery
NIOSH, in cooperation with AMSEA and Alaska Sea Grant, has created this video designed to help crew prevent and respond to man overboard events. It features interviews with fishermen about experiences with falling overboard, and explains how to successfully recover a person in the water.
DVD Pub. No.: 2011-126D
Total running time: 18 minutes
Move It! Rig Move Safety for Roughnecks
This video covers rig move safety for Roughnecks in the oil and gas fields. It helps make sense of the organized chaos that accompanies a rig move and highlights some easy ways to lower the risk of being injured or killed when moving to a new location.
DVD Pub. No.: 2011-108D
Total running time: 23 minutes
Making Green Jobs Safe Workshop
Remarks by John Howard, M.D., NIOSH, (Director) and David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Opening Remarks Total running time: 3:48
Closing Remarks Total running time: 19:08
Take Pride in Your Job: Fall Protection
This video encourages oil and gas extraction workers to use fall protection and never be “un-clipped” and thus vulnerable when at height. The video features oil and gas extraction workers talking about their use of fall protection and sharing their personal stories about why fall protection should always be worn when working at height.
DVD Pub. No.: 2009-108D
Total running time: 10 minutes
Take Pride in Your Job: Seat Belts
This video encourages oil and gas extraction workers to wear a seat belt whenever in a moving motor vehicle. The video features oil and gas extraction workers describing their use of seat belts and sharing their personal stories about why seat belts should be worn all the time - every time.
DVD Pub. No.: 2009-109D
Total running time: 11 minutes
NORA 2008 Symposium Welcome and Keynote
Video of Dr. John Howard's keynote speech.
Total running time: 36:51
Youth @ Work: Talking Safety
This video is part of the DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-136 Youth @ Work: Talking Safety curriculum in occupational safety and health that can be used in classroom or other group training settings
Total running time: 10 minutes.
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Deck Safety Awareness for Purse Seiners
A safety awareness video designed to help crew members be more aware of safety hazards on board purse seining vessels.
DVD Pub. No.: 2007-126d
Total running time: 40 minutes
Violence on the Job
This program describes workplace violence factors, and suggests measures for reduction.
DVD Pub. No.: 2004-100d
Total combined running time: 27 minutes (2 shows)
Working With Stress
This program describes workplace stress factors, and suggests measures for stress reduction.
DVD Pub. No.: 2003-114d
Total running time: 17 minutes
TB Respiratory Protection in Health Care
These two programs are designed to educate health care workers on proper respiratory protection. The programs are Respirators: Your TB Defense, and TB Respiratory Protection: Administrator's Review.
DVD Pub. No.: 2002-114d
Total running time: 42 minutes
Caution: Foundry at Work
This program describes occupational safety and health factors related to foundry work.
DVD Pub. No.: 98-109d
Total running time: 10 minutes
(Includes both English and Spanish language tracks.)
Available for online view only:
Occupational Safety and Health Poetry Performance
Stacy Smallwood a public health professional and poet, performs his new occupational safety poem.
Total running time: 5 minutes, 44 seconds
NIOSH Mining Videos
NIOSH Mining videos cover a variety of topics related to mine safety and health. Some describe new processes developed by the mining research program. Others, such as "Zen and the Art of Rockbolting" or "Escape from Mine Fires", provide excellent content that can serve as the basis for training exercises.
Mining Videos Online
Aggregate Training for the Safety Impaired
This video follows two new hires through their first week on the job. Ted and Slick have not paid attention in training class and prove to be hazards to themselves as well as everyone around them.
NIOSH Pub. No.: 2007-134d
Total running time: 35:06
Arc Flash Awareness
An arc flash is the sudden release of electrical energy through the air when a high-voltage gap exists and there is a breakdown between conductors.
NIOSH Pub. No.: 2007-116d
Total running time: 25:39
Faces of Black Lung
This video tackles the issue of Black Lung Disease.
These two miners share their stories and provide a little insight on how their lives have been changes due to this disease.
DVD Pub. No.: 2008-131
Total running time: 13 minutes
Handling Explosives in Underground Mines
Part construction crew, part demolition crew: underground miners deal with both creation and destruction in a typical day.
NIOSH Pub. No.: 99-118d
Total running time: 15:09
Hazards In Motion
Hazards In Motion teaches mobile equipment safety for underground miners. The video follows the misadventures of Ben, a new miner with a short attention span and big ego.
NIOSH Pub. No.: 2001-151d
Total running time: 31:28
A story of survival and recovery, Hidden Scars is an interview with veteran hard rock miner Don Capperelli.
NIOSH Pub No.: 2001-150d
Total running time: 26:34
Miner Mike Saves the Day - or - Ground Support...It's Important
Winner of the NIOSH 2001 Alice Hamilton Award for Excellence in Educational Materials, Miner Mike Saves The Day exudes both humor and wisdom.
NIOSH Pub No.: 2000-150d
Total running time: 33:34
Rock Falls—Preventing Rock Fall in Underground Mines
A close companion to Miner Mike Saves The Day, Rock Falls teaches the importance of proper roof scaling in underground mining to avoid injury and improve work conditions.
NIOSH Pub. No.: 99-119d
Total running time: 20:31
The Sky Is Falling
This video tackles the issue of highwall safety in surface mining and construction.
NIOSH Pub. No.: 2004-161d
Total running time: 38:34
You Are My Sunshine
The video "You Are My Sunshine" tells the story of the Sunshine Mine Disaster of 1972 through the eyes of 27 people who lived through it.
NIOSH Pub. No.: 2002-132d
Total running time: 1:08
Zen and the Art of Rock Bolting
Zen and the Art of Rockbolting features a "master miner" who has worked underground for nearly 40 years.
NIOSH Pub No.: 2002-131d
Total running time: 33:57
Mining Clips and Short Videos Online
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