Does your company need a safety training video? According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2015 there were 2.9 million non-fatal workplace injuries in the US. Enough people were injured to fill up Nissan Stadium, where the Tennessee Titans play, about 42 times. Most companies have safety regulations and standards in place, but how are they teaching their staff about them? If it comes in the form of a manual or a poster in the breakroom, chances are it won’t get a lot of attention.
This is where a safety training video production can make things safer for you and your company. Safety training videos that can be viewed on demand are becoming increasingly more common. These types of videos can be a more captivating way to get your audience’s attention, and their attention is especially important when you want to show your audience how to avoid being hurt on the job. A safety training video isn’t just for places that require hard hats. It can also be for office and retail spaces. In fact, office workers are 2 to 2.5 times more likely to fall and injure themselves while working in their office according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Safety Training Video Production
It can be eye-opening to hear statistics, but until it happens to you or someone you know, it can be difficult to fully embrace the effect an injury can have far beyond the workplace. Being injured on the job can lead to loss of income, loss of mobility, and many other negative effects that drastically impact your quality of life. Safety training videos are a better way to show your audience how to follow safety regulations, what can potentially happen if they don’t.
Safety training video production can also be used for illness prevention or avoiding cross-contamination. Places where food is either prepared, stored, distributed, or cooked are susceptible to spreading illnesses. We often see in the news that someone got sick consuming food only to find out it could have been prevented by proper training. Don’t be that company.
Aside from ensuring that you and your employees are safe, there are also money-saving advantages to having staff properly trained on safety. The Office of Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that musculoskeletal disorders (MSD), which are injuries to ligaments, tendons, muscles, and soft tissue account for about $15 to $20 billion dollars annually in worker’s compensation costs. Injuries that accumulate over time due to poor ergonomics are also be a safety concern, like carpal tunnel, which takes 28 days to recover from on average, can lead to a severe loss in productivity. On top of all of that, consider the cost of litigation because of safety violations. It can add up very quickly and in some cases force businesses to close for good.
Create engagement during your safety training video:
- Stick to the message – videos that try to cover too much ground at once can get boring.
- Cut the content up into bite size pieces – if the topic is complicated or takes a long time to cover, cut it down into smaller segments which will make it easier to remember.
- State the safety hazard you are trying to avoid – let your audience know what’s at stake.
- Don’t talk down to your audience – treat your audience as adults who don’t intend to get injured at work.
- Be mindful of the topic – if your topic is of a serious or sensitive nature, make sure the tone in the video reflects it.
Those are just a few things we have learned at WMV Productions when it comes to safety video training production. We would love the chance to help you and your company stay safe, save money, and promote workplace safety in a way that will stick with your audience, keeping them safe and happy. Give us a call or send us a message to see how we can help you and your employees stay safe.
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