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DVD encourages workers to speak up about unsafe behaviour

January 7, 2015
By Alyssa Dalton

Jan. 6, 2015 – A new employee safety program has been released and deals specifically with encouraging employees to speak up when they see a co-worker engaged in unsafe behaviour so injuries and fatalities can be prevented.

In this telling of the safety poem “I chose to look the other way,” viewers will witness examples of three common scenarios of workers not speaking up about safety. The storylines feature a failure to follow lockout/tagout, an employee neglecting to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) and a worker choosing not to wear fall protection as the primary causes of incidents that result in fatalities. Each scenario deals with a worker’s reluctance to speak up. Some of the other safety concerns addressed in the program include supervisors, rushing, habits, shift work and intimidation. This program from ERI Safety Videos is available from Electrolab in DVD and streaming media formats.

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