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What is the Resource Center Loan Program?

The Resource Center is a collection of over 550 video titles covering more than 100 occupational safety and health subjects. Videos are available in both English and Spanish. OSHA, other Federal agencies, State agencies, and the private sector developed these videos. Books are also available upon request.

Do I qualify to borrow?

Qualified borrowers include OSHA Outreach Trainers and OSHA Education Center employees as well as OSHA National, Regional and Area Office employees, employees of State Plan States, OSHA grantees, OFA Trainers, OSHA Consultation Program, and OSHA Cooperative Program Members including SHARP, VPP, Alliance, and Strategic Partnership.

Is it easy to begin borrowing Resource Center materials?

Yes! Just fill out the Resource Center Borrowing Agreement Form and fax it along with your first request for materials to (847) 759-7748 or mail it to the OSHA Resource Center Loan Program, 2020 S. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois 60005. The complete Resource Center Loan Program Catalog, including the Borrowing Agreement Form and Loan Request Form, is located on the OSHA website.

Is there a charge?

We pay the shipping costs to the borrower. Borrowers pay return shipping costs via a traceable express package service (e.g., Federal Express, Airborne, or UPS). It is requested that second day express package service be used to assure on-time return delivery of materials.

Why can’t the videos be copied?

It is illegal to duplicate or otherwise reproduce any of the video programs. Most of the videos, available for loan, were produced by private companies institutions, and associations that are covered by the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) making it illegal to duplicate the video programs.

How long may I keep materials?

Materials are due back to the Resource Center 12 days after the date they are shipped. The exact Due Date is given on the shipping form. Reasonable requests for an extension of the borrowing period are granted when possible.

Additional Information

These training materials are intended to be a resource for OSHA field staff, OSHA Outreach Trainers, and other members of the OSHA family. They are not a substitute for any of the provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 or for any standards issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The training materials do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. Department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Every effort has been made to evaluate the training materials included in this catalog for compliance with current OSHA Standards. The user assumes the responsibility for previewing the training materials before showing and using them with a knowledgeable instructor. The training materials are intended to be used to broaden employer and employee safety and health knowledge and reduce injuries and illness in the workplace.

Can Resource Center training materials be shipped outside of the 50 States? Training materials cannot be shipped outside of the 50 States due to import/export problems, shipping costs, and time restraints.


Forms

Loan Request [PDF 180 KB]. Complete the electronic PDF form and submit to request material.

Borrowing Agreement [PDF 101 KB]. Complete the electronic PDF form if borrowing for the first time or contact information has changed.

Spanish Language Training Videos 2008

Advertencia a los peligros de plomo
Number:VT01386
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: construction
Discusses lead hazards including health effects and personal protective equipment. Chicago Construction Safety Council,1996

Agricultural vehicle safety orientation (Orientación a los vehículos agrícolas)
Number: VT01534
Material: video, 12 minutes
Industry: agriculture
Covers basic safety measures including defensive driving techniques and pre-operation inspection. Digital 2000, 1994

All about OSHA
Number: VT01679
Material: video, 8 minutes
Industry: all industries
Provides an introduction to OSHA for the Spanish-speaking workforce including Latino accident statistics, OSHA inspections, reporting job hazards, and employer responsibilities. NOTE: Mention is made of some Georgia statistics.OSHA Atlanta West Area Office, 2000

Avoiding electrical hazards (Evitando los peligros eléctricos)
Number: VT01614
Material: video, 19 minutes
Industry: general industry
This video discusses working safely around electricity including personal protection, working on energized circuits, lockout/tagout, and working near power lines.Coastal Training Technologies, 1994

Basic electrical safety on the job site (Seguridad eléctrica básica en el área de trabajo : serie sobre construcción)
Number: VT01499
Material: video, 11 minutes
Industry: construction
This video reviews the principles and properties of electricity, its hazards, and the safe use of electrical equipment and extension cords on the job site. Digital 2000, 1992

Bloodborne Pathogens: Protect Yourself (Los patógenos de la sangre : ¡Protéjase usted mismo!)
Number: VT01715
Material: video, 15 minutes
Industry: general industry
This video covers basic bloodborne disease transmission and precautions including first-aid safeguards, decontamination procedures, and proper housekeeping for first-on-the-scene co-workers. Coastal Training Technologies, 2000

Caution: Foundry at work (CC)
Number: DVD08
Material: DVD, 10 minutes
Industry: general industry
Covers foundry operations, safe work
practices, hazard control, and health and safety hazards including metal fumes, noise, heat, and silica. US National Institute for OSH, 1998

Confined space case histories (Casos de la vida real en los espacios cerrados)
Number: VT01716
Material: video, 14 minutes
Industry: all industries
Shows re-enactments of real-life confined space accidents and reviews what went wrong including atmospheric testing, ventilation and permits. Coastal Training Technologies, 1995

Construction fall protection: Get arrested! (Sistemas de detención de caídas en la construcción)
Number: VT01615
Material: video, 12 minutes
Industry: construction
This humorous video covers the effective use of body harness and lanyard in personal fall arrest systems, as well as positioning systems, proper anchorage techniques, floor-hole covers, and guardrail construction. Coastal Training Technologies, 1998

Construction worker safety orientation: Getting the job done safely (Como trabajar en forma segura : orientación de seguridad para empleados)
Number: VT01607
Material: video, 12 minutes
Industry: construction
Outlines basic jobsite safety measures including personal protective equipment, manual material handling, fall protection, electrical hazards, excavations, and housekeeping. Assoc General Contractors of America, 1995

Electrical safety: Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (Interruptores con falla a tierra : serie de construcción)
Number: VT01726
Material: video, 11 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers what GFCI’s are all about, how they work, and general safety procedures for protection against electrical shock. Digital 2000, 1992

Electrical safety: Real, real-life (Seguridad con la electricidad)
Number: VT01717
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: general industry
Explains, through re-enactments of real-life situations, hazards and safety practices when working with or around electricity including PPE, proper grounding, and the use of GFCIs.
Coastal Training Technologies, 1998

Employee's guide to working with hazardous Materials (Guía del empleado para trabajar con materiales peligrosos)
Number: VT01365
Material: video, 16 minutes
Industry: all industries
Gives an overview of the hazard communication standard and an introduction to material safety data sheets. S&H Council of Greater Omaha, 1996

Eye and face protection: Safety gear (Equipo de protección y usted : protección de rostro y ojos)
Number: VT01727
Material: video, 11 minutes
Industry:all industries
Describes different types of safety glasses, goggles, face shields, and helmets used to protect the eyes and face from debris, chemicals, and dangerous light.Aims Multimedia, 1989

Fall protection for construction: Heightened Awareness (Protección contra caídas en la industria de la construcción : conocimientos en las alturas)
Number: VT01515
Material: video, 20 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers types of fall protection systems and where they should be used including personal fall arrest systems, guardrails, safety nets, floor covers, warning lines, and controlled access zones. Assoc General Contractors of America, 1995

Foot protection: Safety gear (Equipo de protección y usted : protección de los pies)
Number: VT01728
Material: video, 11 minutes
Industry: all industries
Explains how the foot works, workplace hazards to feet, classification of safety shoes, and the function of toe shields, metatarsal guards, and puncture-resistant soles. Aims Multimedia, 1989

Gas welding and cutting operations: Construction (Factores de seguridad en operaciones de soldadura y corte con gas : serie de construcción)
Number: VT01711
Material: video, 14 minutes
Industry: construction
Explains basic safety procedures and health hazards including equipment inspection, cylinder connections, valves, fire prevention, and metal fume fever. Digital 2000, 1993

Hand and arm protection: Safety gear (Equipo de protección y usted : protección de manos y brazos)
Number: VT01729
Material: video, 11 minutes
Industry: all industries
Covers how to recognize workplace hand and arm hazards, the causes of traumatic and contact injuries, the reason for and use of guards on equipment and machinery, and choosing the proper gloves for the job. Aims Multimedia, 1989

Hand and power tool safety: Construction (Seguridad de herramientas manuales y de poder)
Number: VT01500
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: construction
Discusses tool care and inspection, grounding, and general safety rules including using the proper tool for the job. Digital 2000, 1992

Hazard communication: Training for employees (Comunicación de riesgos : entrenamiento de comunicación de riesgos para empleados)
Number: VT01662
Material: video, 18 minutes
Industry: general industry
Covers chemical safety, the importance of keeping an up-to-date hazardous chemical inventory, how to read MSDS, labeling of containers, what an employee should do if they find an unlabeled container or no MSDS on a substance, and written hazard communication programs. J.J. Keller & Associates, 2000

Head protection: Safety gear (Equipo de protección y usted : protección de cabeza)
Number: VT01730
Material: video, 10 minutes
Industry: all industries
Examines the features and benefits of wearing hard hats including how the suspension system works, proper adjustment, regular inspection, and maintenance. Aims Multimedia, 1989

Health & safety Why care? (Salud y seguridad : ¿Por que preocuparse?)
Number: VT01173S
Material: video, 14 minutes
Industry: general industry
Presents an overview of potential hazards and safety precautions for retail, wholesale and department store employees. Retail, Wholesale and Dept Store Union, 1991

Hearing protection: Safety gear (Equipo de protección y usted : protección del oído)
Number: VT01731
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: general industry
Explains how the ear works, workplace noise
hazards, the effects of noise, and the use of hearing protection including earmuffs and earplugs. Aims Multimedia, 1989

Housekeeping on the jobsite: The winning ticket (Orden y limpieza en el trabajo : Boleto ganador)
Number: VT01707
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: construction
Explains the dangers of working on cluttered
jobsites including slips and falls. Assoc General Contractors of America, 1991

Housekeeping responsibilities (Aseo en la industria)
Number: VT01648
Material: video, 5 minutes
Industry: all industries
Covers how good housekeeping can prevent
accidents and fires including spill cleanup and oily rag disposal. Training Network-LIP, 1994

Ladder safety: Construction (Charlas de seguridad : seguridad en el uso de escaleras)
Number: VT01672
Material: video, 6 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers the safe use of ladders including inspection, 4:1 pitch ratio, the 3-point rule, safe climbing techniques, and job-made ladders. Assoc General Contractors of America, 1992

Lead safety in the demolition industry (Protección contra el plomo en la industria de la demolición)
Number: VT01266
Material: video, 15 minutes
Industry: wrecking and demolition
Discusses lead exposure, its health effects, and ways of preventing exposure. National Assoc of Demolition Contractors, 1994

Lockout/tagout: Real, real-life (Bloqueo y etiquetado)
Number: VT01718
Material: video, 18 minutes
Industry: general industry
This interactive video covers the when, where and why of lockout including safe work practices, proper locking/tagging procedures, and spotting potential dangers. Coastal Training Technologies, 2000

Machine guarding (Las barreras de proteccion)
Number: VT01719
Material: video, 14 minutes
Industry: general industry
Explains the potential hazards of working with machines, categories and types of machine guards, the importance of using guards, the places where machine hazards occur, and safety control devices. Coastal Training Technologies, 1992

Personal Protective Equipment for Construction: Best Strategy (Equipo de protección personal : la mejor estrategia)
Number: VT01646
Material: video, 12 minutes
Industry: construction
This video discusses sizing up the job, choosing proper PPE, and the use of hard hats, earplugs and muffs, face shields, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses and goggles, respirators, and fall protection. Associated General Contractors of America, 1995.

Power tool safety: On your guard (Protección con herramientas eléctricas)
Number: VT01720
Material: video, 14 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers hazards and safety rules when using circular, reciprocating and radial arm saws, drills, sanders, and bench and angle grinders including proper use, safety eyewear, the importance of reading and understanding the operator’s manual, tool guards, and electrical safety. Assoc General Contractors of America, 1992

Residential construction: Framing safety (Construcción residencial : La seguridad durante la armazón)
Number: VT01768
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: construction
This video, designed for general contractors, carpenters, and framers, covers safe work practices including guardrails, raising walls, rolling trusses, and roof sheeting. WA State Dept of Labor & Industries, 2000

Residential construction: Roofing safety (Construcción residencial : La seguridad en el techado)
Number: VT01769
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers job preparation, walk-around safety inspections, ladder safety, fall protection, roofing hazards, and housekeeping. WA State Dept of Labor & Industries, 1999

Residential construction: Siding safety (Construcción residencial : La seguridad en el acadabo de tablas de forro, también conocido como “siding”)
Number: VT01770
Material: video, 13 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers safety work practices including job preparation, walk-around safety inspections, PPE, ladder safety, scaffold safety, and first aid. WA State Dept of Labor & Industries, 1999

Respirators and how to use them (Entrenamiento de protección respiratoria)
Number: VT01732
Material: video, 12 minutes
Industry: all industries
Covers typical workplace respiratory hazards, facts regarding respirator use, and various types of respiratory equipment. Digital 2000, 1995

Safe lifting (Cargando de manera segura)
Number: VT01649
Material: video, 5 minutes
Industry: all industries
Explains how the back functions, safe lifting
methods, and how to prevent back injuries.
Training Network-LIP, 1994

Scaffold safety: Construction (Seguridad en andamios)
Number: VT01501
Material: video, 10 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers basic safety hazards and procedures when working on stationary, mobile and suspended scaffolds including erecting, inspection, guardrails, power lines, and load capacities. Digital 2000, 1992

Scaffolds: Safety at all levels (Andamios : seguridad a todos los niveles)
Number: VT01612
Material: video, 18 minutes
Industry:construction
Discusses the role of the competent person, pre-assembly inspection, safe assembly, pre-shift inspection, maintenance, dismantling, and safe work practices such as the use of fall arrest systems. Coastal Training Technologies, 1998

Slips and falls in construction (Resbalones, tropiezos y caídas : serie de construcción)
Number: VT01712
Material: video, 10 minutes
Industry: construction
Covers slip and fall hazards, basic safety rules, and hazard abatement including housekeeping. Digital 2000, 1992

Trenching and shoring operations (Operaciones de excavación y trincheras : serie sobre construcción)
Number: VT01502
Material: video, 12 minutes
Industry: construction
Explains how to avoid cave-ins by following safety precautions including proper sloping, types of shoring, types of shielding, and soil classification. Digital 2000, 1992

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