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  • 1.  Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-12-2020 16:41
    Hello All,

    Like most agencies we have made significant changes to our screening and onboarding process to protect our temps along with our internal employees. We utilize Tempworks Software and are trying to have our blanket safety orientation completely digitized over the next few days. I know how to embed a video and create a quiz on Tempworks' HR Center platform, but I was curious where I could find a good do-it-all safety video online to embed, hopefully without any copyright issues?! Is there a third party that offers some type of subscription service for these videos if finding them for free is a pipe dream? We have always made temps watch the safety videos in our offices up until this point so this is new territory for us.

    Thank you!

    Jerry Jeffers
    District Manager
    Co-Staff Corp
    Janesville, WI
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  • 2.  RE: Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-13-2020 08:40

    Years ago we used some videos produced by the Ohio Board of Workers Compensation that were funded by an OSHA grant. Since they were government-funded, that put them in the public domain. 

    They're still on YouTube; just search on "Sizemore Safety Zone". 

    Art Cabot
    Director, Information Technology
    Sizemore Inc.
    Augusta GA
    (706) 736-1456

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  • 3.  RE: Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-14-2020 07:42
    Wow, what a blast from the past! I was actually on the task force (called the Temporary Worker Alliance) for these videos, and just wanted to add a little more background on them. The videos were created over 10 years ago as a joint project with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp, OSHA, and the Ohio Staffing and Search Association. I was president of OSSA at the time and represented the association, as well as a couple other staffing firms including Staffmark (sorry, I don't remember the others off the top of my head).

    These are not only a series of safety videos, but were created specifically for the staffing industry. While they are a bit dated technologically (and terminology, as they use temp and temporary throughout), the content is still very relevant. Here is the YouTube playlist for all 7 of the videos.

    Art, thanks for mentioning these videos!

    Thomas Erb CSP
    Tallann Resources LLC
    Columbus OH
    (614) 312-3779

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  • 4.  RE: Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-13-2020 10:58
    Hi Jerry,

    Great question-- especially in this Pandemic environment. Our clients have used videos from this site and have found them very useful.  --
    We also have a blog coming out this week on best practice for testing employees that may be useful too. Here is a link to a discussion about best testing practices for an employee COVID - 19 testing program.

    Finally, by having a good safety training program set up, matched by a good work comp accident history, you have a great chance of keeping your work comp rates low-- and your profits high.

    I hope this info helps.

    David Schek
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  • 5.  RE: Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-13-2020 13:09
    Jerry this is a GREAT topic!  We too have been doing our own research on these exact items.  I am following to get insight as well!

    Stacy Casaz CSP,CSC
    Staffing Manager
    Neese Personnel
    Oklahoma City OK
    (405) 942-8551

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  • 6.  RE: Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-13-2020 14:54
    You might want to reach out to your Worker's Comp Carrier .

    Best of  Luck,
    Leslie Rossmeier

    Leslie Rossmeier
    Optech Gente Inc.
    San Antonio TX
    (210) 860-2835

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  • 7.  RE: Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-13-2020 15:14
    Jerry - I recommend the following video to you.  It was written specifically for the staffing industry a number of years ago by a consulting firm that used to work with the staffing industry.  I believe the video is still available for purchase and is available digitally.

    Jamie DeBellas
    Vice President
    Brown & Brown Insurance
    Austin TX
    (512) 617-5836

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  • 8.  RE: Online Safety Videos & Orientation

    Posted 05-13-2020 15:50
    Edited by Jerry Jeffers 05-13-2020 15:50
    Thanks everyone for the input. I am looking into a couple of the options mentioned and will definitely provide feedback!

    Jerry Jeffers
    Administrative Asst.
    Co-Staff Corp
    Delavan WI
    (262) 728-4599

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