Safety First! video released

20 March 2008

The Specialized Carriers & Rigging Association (SC&RA) has introduced Safety First! A Team Effort (Series 2), a video with three topics and one bonus training session. The video, created by SC&RA in cooperation with the Construction Safety Council, features the following programs:

“Working Safely with Liquid Propane Gas” examines how to prevent fires and explosions by wearing proper personal protective equipment, inspecting tanks before every fill, removing defective tanks from service, posting safe filling procedures to be followed on every fill, and proper transportation of cylinders.

“Housekeeping” shows why employees should keep a clean work area, in addition to safe handling techniques for hazardous materials, how to make housekeeping part of a regular routine and how to respond accordingly to accidental spills.

“Back Injury Prevention” demonstrates five steps to safe lifting. Also included are tips for warming up, moving heavy or awkward objects, using special equipment to assist with a lift, and eliminating potential obstacles.

“Fire Watch Safety Practices” (a bonus topic) explains how employees can reduce property damage and injury by taking necessary steps to identify hazardous and combustible materials, ventilating work areas and protection in case of fire. Safety First! A Team Effort (Series 2) is available in DVD format at $129 for SC&RA members and $159 for non-members. It also comes in VHS format at $99 for members and $129 for non-members. Also available at the same price is Safety First! (Series 1), which features separate sessions on ladder safety, personal protective equipment, and personal fall arrest systems.

To order, call SC&RA at 703-698-0291 or visit the online store at


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