Mining Product: Aggregate Training for the Safety Impaired
Original creation date: January 2007
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. In the course of the week, they are fired from four different mines and learn the hard way what can happen if the dangers of surface mining are ignored.
Slick (a crash test dummy in real life) has several very close calls before the boys realize that safety is no laughing matter. The video uses humor to present 15 different hazards, as well as safety tips on how to avoid these hazards.
This video is also available in a Spanish language version. In addition, it can be ordered on DVD.
The following poster can be used as a supplement to the video. It will look best when printed on 11"x17" paper. The front side depicts the video's main protagonist, Slick. The back side has 14 "Tips for the Trainer" that reinforce the lessons from the video. Hang this poster in the safety room as a reminder to everyone not to be a dummy on the job, and use it during your annual refresher training to drive home the video's safety messages.
- Aggregate Training for the Safety Impaired Poster (Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-134d, 2007)
Authors: ET Cullen
Audience: Surface miners
Video - January 2007
Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2007-134d, 2007
This video can be streamed from YouTube or a ZIP file containing a WMV file and a SRT closed caption file can be downloaded for local playback when streaming is not feasible. To use the ZIP file, download it to your computer and expand the contents into a folder of your choice. The SRT caption file will provide closed captions when using a compatible media player.
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- Page last reviewed: 1/10/2013
- Page last updated: 11/8/2013
- Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Mining Program