It can be eye-opening to hear statistics, but until it happens to you, 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. You definitely don’t want to 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 shut its doors.
Create engagement during your safety training orientation video:
- Stick to right messaging – videos that try to cover too much ground at once can get boring and very long.
- Cut the content up into shorter segments – 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 BusyBoy 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. Contact us today to see how we can help you and your employees stay safe.