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New video raises awareness of ladder hazards


July 16, 2014
By Elaine Fischer

Every year, many workers in Washington State are seriously injured from falling off ladders at work. These injuries include dislocated limbs, broken bones, and head injuries. Sadly, in some cases, workers die from their injuries or are permanently disabled.

That’s why L&I produced this 30-second video and other video shorts focused on falls as part of its “Eye on Safety” campaign. You might see this ladder safety video in a YouTube or Hulu ad this summer.

You can also find more video shorts at EyeOnSafety.info. These short entertaining videos were developed to raise awareness about fall hazards in a variety of workplaces.


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I meant to do that!


August 14, 2014
By Elaine Fischer

It can happen in an instant in any workplace or occupation. You’re walking along just thinking about things you need to do or places to be (or worse, looking at your phone) and suddenly you slip, trip or fall.

If you’re lucky, you get up, brush off and go on your way.

Or you might pull a Pee Wee Herman — get up, look around and say, “I meant to do that!”

If you’re not so lucky, you might suffer a sprain or strain, broken bones, a head injury or other serious injury.

We know you wouldn’t mean to do that, but it happens all the time. Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause of serious injuries and worker hospitalizations in Washington State. And sadly, a number of workers die each year from a fall or complications of their injuries. Others are left permanently disabled.

That’s why L&I started the Eye on Safety video campaign – to raise awareness of slips, trips and falls.

At EyeOnSafety.info, you’ll find 1-minute video shorts that raise awareness about everyday safety hazards. These and many other online videos are great for safety meetings, tool-box talks or safety training in any workplace.

They’re free and available 24/7. Check out this great resource soon. New videos are added regularly, so visit often.

And now that we brought it up, you’re probably thinking about that famous Pee Wee Herman scene, so here it is: I meant to do that!


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