As a customer of Austin Mutual Insurance Company, you have an extensive safety training video library at your fingertips. These videos, covering a wide range of safety topics, allow you to visually drive home your safety message to employees.

Click on the safety topic of your choice and browse through the available videos. When you’re ready to order, select up to three videos at one time and fill in the online order form. It’s that simple. Or you may order by calling 800-642-8572. We will send the videos to you at no charge. You have up to two weeks to utilize the videos before returning them.

We update the library regularly, so check back often. If you would like assistance in making a safety training PowerPoint® presentation or in selecting an appropriate video for training, contact your Risk Consultant.


Safety Videos Descriptions




Accident Investigation


1. Evaluating Near Misses (VHS & DVD) (2000) 6 minutes
Stress to employees the importance of reporting all close calls and near miss incidents so that proper action can be taken to improve work conditions and prevent injuries. Includes employee complacency, escalation of unreported incidents, correcting hazards and unsafe conditions, and control of emotions.


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Back Injury Prevention


2. PowerLift: Lifting Training That Works! (DVD) (2009) 19 minutes
Most of us have been trained to lift objects with the traditional bend your knees and keep your back straight technique, but it doesn't work. This method forces us to overuse our knees and legs and our backs still end up bearing the brunt of the load. Dr. Michael Schaefer has recognized the flaws of the conventional lifting technique and developed a safe, easy and stronger lifting position...The PowerLift: the structure of the back and why back lifting can be so harmful; flaws of the traditional "squat lift" technique; cumulative injury and scar tissue; keeping the spine in a "neutral position" and the basics of the wide stance PowerLift; the four lifts derived from the PowerLift concept: Tipping Load, Tripod Lift, Golfer's Bend and Lean-Bar Lifting techniques; adding strength and balance to a lift by bridging.


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Blood Borne Pathogens


3. Preventing Exposure to Blood Borne Pathogens (VHS & DVD) (2001) 8 minutes
Covers processes that you can use to prevent occupational exposure to blood borne pathogens. Routes of entry, training and procedures to reduce exposure, proper use of PPE, proper disposal of biologically hazardous materials, and proper decontamination procedures for the infected work area are discussed in this film.


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Chemical and Fertilizer Handling


4. A Guide for On-Target Herbicide Applications (1997) 23 minutes
Addresses particle drift, vapor drift, and atmospheric inversions. It explains how wind speed, droplet size, nozzle size, and boom height affect drifting, and the importance of avoiding application errors and contamination in tanks and equipment.


5. Anhydrous Ammonia Safety - Plant Safety / Field Application (VHS & DVD) (1997) - 55 & 20 minutes
The fifty-five minute video covers safety requirements for the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia, chemical properties, operational practices at bulk plants, transferring processes, safe transportation and emergency response. The twenty-minute video covers in-field safety and it is good for both farmers and employee training for field applications.

6. Control, Contain and Cleanup: Chemicals (1995) 19 minutes
Provides guidelines on how to properly store and handle chemicals, cleanup chemical spills, and the proper way to rinse and dispose of containers.

. Management Considerations for Pesticide Mixer/Loaders (2004) 25 minutes
Explains the importance of following labels, use of personal protective equipment, protecting water resources at agronomy plants, exposure to chemicals and emergency procedures.

8. Pesticide Handlers and the Worker Protection Standard (1994) 50 minutes
Covers the selection and use of personal protective equipment, reading pesticide labels, transporting and storing pesticides, mixing pesticides, cleaning pesticide containers, and emergency first aid.

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Confined Space - Bin Entry


9. Confined Space - Safety Training (1993) 16 minutes
Provides compliance guidance for confined spaces in grain handling facilities. Defines what a confined space is, identifies common hazards in confined spaces, explains where confined spaces can be found in grain facilities, and how to safely enter a confined space.


10. Confined Space Entry - No Time for Error (DVD) (2004) 17 minutes
Provides workers with the knowledge of how to safely work within potentially hazardous conditions. The video covers the definition of a confined space, associated hazards, proper entry procedures, and attendant responsibilities.

11. Don’t Go With the Flow (1998) 27 minutes
Examines most common types of grain entrapments at commercial facilities and their causes. It reviews hazards of flowing grain and provides information on effective procedures for rescuing partially and fully entrapped workers from various locations.

12. Nightmare on Mill Street: Grain Storage and Confined Space Entry (1995) 22 minutes

Covers the importance of recognition and control of potential safety and health hazards that may be encountered in grain storage and confined spaces at grain handling and processing facilities.


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Convenience Store Training


13. Convenience Store and Supermarket Safety (2000) 16 minutes
Addresses accident prevention techniques in c-stores and small supermarkets. Demonstrates proper lifting techniques, ladder safety, and how to safely use box cutters and knives. Cleaning up spills and other good housekeeping practices are also covered.

14. NACS Robbery Deterrence and Personal Safety (1998) 29 minutes
Explains to c-store employees how to deter robbery, avoid violence, and what to do in the event of a robbery, how to handle shoplifters and hostile or intoxicated customers.


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Electrical Safety


15. Hunt Down Electrical Hazards (VHS & DVD) 8 minutes
Train and motivate employees to avoid danger: Static electricity and high voltage wires; shock prevention: inspection, ground wiring, double insulation, no cheater plugs, care around liquids; cord safety: tripping and wear hazards, inspection, match cord to equipment, fire and explosion hazards.

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Forklift and Skid-Steer Loader Safety


16. Forklift 2000 – The New Rules (VHS & DVD) (2005) 50 minutes
Explains and provides OSHA training requirements for forklift operators, supervisors and trainers, and provides in-depth classroom forklift operations training for various types of forklifts.

17. Forklift Site Specific Modules (VHS & DVD) (2005) 60 minutes
There are six modules that help train forklift operators in “site specific” hazards in which they may be exposed. Topics covered: Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Electric Pallet Jacks, Battery Charging, Propane Safety, Pedestrians and Forklifts, Walkie Stackers.

18. Loading/Unloading Trailers (2004) 12 minutes
Explains how to properly load and unload various types of trailers using forklifts.

19. Safe Use of LP Powered Lift Trucks (1998) 15 minutes
Discusses physical properties and basic characteristics of propane; safe transport and handling of containers; lift-truck fittings; container and operator checkpoints; and fueling both exchange and off site.

20. Updated Training For Experienced Forklift Operators (VHS & DVD) (2005) 16 minutes
Designed for companies who have experienced, trained and certified forklift operators. This program updates the new Engineering Principles and Technical Information of the new OSHA standards.

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Grain Handling


21. Deadly Dust II (VHS & DVD) (1995) 30 minutes
Identifies the factors contributing to grain dust explosions and explosion prevention. Provides examples of explosions and covers important safety training information.

22. Deadly Dust III (VHS & DVD) (1995) 22 minutes
This is a supplemental video to Deadly Dust II. In addition to covering the topics in II, it also addresses myths about grain dust explosions and gives examples of grain dust explosions that have happened in the past.

23. Grain Elevator – Safety Orientation Video (2001) 14 minutes
Intended as a safety orientation for new employees or as a refresher for current employees who work in the grain & feed industry. Topics covered: Electrical and ladder safety, housekeeping, maintenance, EAP’s, fumigation, etc., and best work practices.

24. Your Safety Matters (DVD) (2010) 30 minutes
This is a grain elevator and milling operations employee orientation video. It covers fires and explosions, confined space and bin entry, truck and rail safety, fall protection, safe operation of equipment, LOTO, ladder safety, manlifts, electrical safety, PPE, hazardous communication, first aid, EAP's and facility security. This video is a nice compliment to the Grain Elevator Safety Orientation video as it goes into more detail and addresses newer facility issues. A great video for new employees to the grain business and a good review for seasoned veterans.


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Hazardous Communications


25. Hazard Communications - Agricultural Series (VHS & DVD) (2009) 15 minutes
Basic information is reviewed that employees should remember while working with hazardous chemicals. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and chemical signs and labels are discussed to ensure employees are aware of the potential hazards and follow safety policies and procedures.


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Heat Stress


26. Heat Stress: Preventative Measures (2008) 15 minutes (DVD)
When your job involves hot environments, the attention-grabbing Heat Stress: Preventative Measures training program will teach your workers techniques to beat the heat and avoid the potential dangers of heat related illness.


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Hot Work

27. Hot Work Permit (DVD) (1998) 10 minutes
Educate workers on proper procedures and safe work practices to prevent personal injury and property damages when performing activities that produce a spark.  These activities include welding, grinding and cutting.  The video covers identifying potential hazards, hot work permits and best safety practices.


28. Housekeeping (DVD) (1994) 12 minutes
This award-winning video illustrates the multiple benefits of keeping the worksite in order: Identify housekeeping hazards and how to avoid them and two major causes of housekeeping hazards.


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Ladder Safety


29. A Practical Approach to Ladder Safety (DVD) (2006) 19 minutes
Every year, many Workers Comp claims are the result of falls from ladders. This thorough video demonstrates basic precautions that will keep your employees safe when using ladders, and teaches them to see the consequences of failing to follow these safe work practices. After watching the program your employees will know how to: correctly choose and inspect a ladder according to type, construction and duty-rating; proper placement and set up on uneven and unstable surfaces; placing ladders against round objects; properly stand and work on a ladder; unique hazards posed by multi-function ladders.


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30. Lockout-Tagout Program - Feed Industry (1990) 11 minutes
This is a comprehensive guide for anyone in the feed industry to know when, where, and why to use the lockout-tagout program. It provides a step-by-step guide on how to properly lock out and tag equipment.


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31. Manlift Safety (VHS & DVD) 15 minutes
Designed to make individuals riding and inspecting special purpose personnel elevators aware of the steps necessary to ensure a safe ride.


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New Employee Safety Orientation


32. Employee Safety Orientation (2009) 15 minutes (DVD)
This video is for training new employees in general hazards exposure. It includes reporting for work, proper clothing, safe lifting, machine guarding, lockout tagout, and electrical safety. A quiz accompanies this video.


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Propane Delivery and Bottle Fill


33. Basic Practices and Principles (1996) 20 minutes
CETP training: It covers the basic parts of propane systems, bulk storage plants, safety codes and regulations, etc., and gives tips on serving the customer.

34. Dispensing Propane Safely (DVD & VHS) (2005) 60 minutes
Organized into sections that allow you to select those sections based on your job responsibilities. Sections cover: Dispenser training requirements, DOT cylinders, inspecting small cylinders, refueling forklift cylinders and ASME motor fuel & RV tanks, retail exchange cylinder operations.

. Propane Delivery (2000) 1 Hour 50 minutes
CETP training: Addresses safe and efficient procedures for delivering propane. Sections cover: Inspecting and maintaining bulk and transport delivery vehicles, proper filling procedures for DOT and ASME containers, how to properly load a delivery vehicle, and the correct procedures to follow when making customer deliveries.

36. Propane Emergencies (1999) 48 minutes
Covers general emergency response procedures for an accidental release of propane and provides tactical response guidelines for emergency responders.

37. Safe Use of LP-Gas Powered Lift Trucks (1998) 15 minutes
This video helps train employees on how to safely store, handle, and use propane cylinders. It discusses the physical properties and the basic characteristics of propane; safe transportation of cylinders; lift truck fittings; container and operator checkpoints; and how to fill cylinders.

38. Cathodic Protection Manual and DVD Kit
This program contains training materials for propane technicians who install residential and small commercial underground ASME tanks and piping. It provides basic knowledge and requirements for the technician to properly and efficiently provide cathodic protection for underground steel ASME tanks and piping from corrosion. The program also includes a quiz with answer key and a skills evaluation form.

39. Half an Hour to Tragedy: Propane Explosion in Ghent, WV (DVD) (2008) 23 minutes
Four people were killed and five others seriously injured when propane vapors from a storage tank ignited and exploded at the Little General convenience store and gas station in Ghent, West Virginia. This video shows how a number of factors combined to take the lives of four people.


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Safety Committees


40. Effective Safety Committees (2000) 12 minutes
Explains what safety committees should and should not do and what causes safety committees to not succeed. It also focuses on how to improve the performance of the committee, and how to develop responsibilities and policies for the committee.


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Safety Culture/Awareness Training


41. I Chose to Look the Other Way (VHS & DVD) 12 minutes
The video is based on the poem written by Don Merrell. An advocate for safety in the workplace tells the story of an incident that was the result of his choice to "look the other way".

42. What Would You Say? (DVD) (2009) 16 minutes
A behavioral based video to help improve the safety culture within your company by illustrating how to effectively communicate with coworkers when we see them behaving unsafely. The video features three potentially hazardous workplace incidents in which workers confront co-workers about their unsafe behavior. In each incident, examples of poor communication are demonstrated. Next, effective communication techniques are demonstrated that help correct the unsafe behavior. What Would You Say? focuses on several key communication techniques when talking to a co-worker about a safety issue: be positive; show that you are concerned about their safety; explain the consequences of the hazard or unsafe behavior; be specific with your comments.

43. Safety Leadership for Everyone (DVD) (2009) 22 minutes
Discusses the traits that make a good safety leader. Several true-to-life situations are used to illustrate his points, stressing that all of us can be safety leaders regardless of the job or title we hold including: actions and examples of a good safety leader; connecting safety messages with actions; how to reinforce safe actions through personal recognition; disciplining an employee for continued unsafe actions; the importance of "employee-powered" safety.



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Safety on the Road (CAVs)


44. Custom Application Vehicle Safety Training Safety on the Road (DVD) (2014) 32 minutes
Custom Application Vehicles' purpose-built design makes them perfectly suited for floating on fields or driving over standing crops, but CAVs' high center of gravity, liquid payloads and unique tires can be a liability when driving on roads and highways.  This training video addresses safe operation of CAVs.  This program can help train applicators on safety maneuvering to and from the field.  The professionally-produced DVD covers many basic safety issues that operators may encounter such as: Basic CAV safety measures, Field entrances; Preventing rollovers; Overhead electric lines; Bridge and road limits; Crossing railroad tracks; Nighttime operations; Narrow roads and steep shoulders; Navigating highway traffic; Safety making left turns and Sharing the roadway with others.



Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention


45. Fall Hazard Recognition and Control (2001) 24 minutes
Explains how employees can protect themselves from slips, trips, and falls. It covers the safe use of ladders, scaffolds, aerial lifts, personal fall protection, and how to work safely on roofs.

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Substance Abuse


46. Helping Supervisors Recognize Substance Abuse (2002) 30 minutes
Addresses drug abuse and alcohol misuse in the workplace. Explains how to recognize substance abuse and determining whether reasonable suspicion exists. It also covers how to manage confrontational situations with employees.


47. A Supervisor's Guide to Reasonable Suspicion Testing Abuse (DVD) (2011)
Covers the issues supervisors need to know before they can assume the responsibility of determining reasonable suspicion testing. Helps fulfill the DOT training requirements for at least 60 minutes of training on alcohol misuse and 60 minutes on controlled substances.


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Transportation Safety


48. Hazmat Security Awareness (2003) 17 minutes
Explains security awareness training, and what needs to be covered in the training, and written security plans in order to comply with regulations. It also addresses identifying potential areas of weakness where your company’s security could be compromised.

49. Hazmat Training Basics (2003) 33 minutes
Designed to improve employees’ hazardous materials awareness by covering DOT hazardous materials regulations. It is intended for employees who load/unload or transport hazardous chemicals. Topics include DOT regulations for placarding, labeling, shipping papers, etc.

50. Hazmat Training Made Easier (2006)
Designed to improve employees’ hazardous materials awareness by covering DOT hazardous materials regulations. It is intended for employees who load/unload or transport hazardous chemicals. Topics include DOT regulations for placarding, labeling, shipping papers, etc.

51. Safety Training for Handling and Transporting Hazardous Material (1998) 20 minutes
Explains requirements employees need to meet when transporting and shipping hazardous materials, risks posed by hazardous materials, procedures for avoiding accidents, personal protection measures, and emergency response information.

52. Straight Truck Solutions: Adverse Weather (2000) 11 minutes
Emphasizes the dangers inherent in adverse weather driving, reduced visibility, reduced traction, and the dangers created by other drivers.

53. Straight Truck Solutions: Backing and Parking (2000) 10 minutes
Emphasis the dangers inherent in backing and parking and provides backing and parking guidelines that will help drivers avoid problems.

54. Straight Truck Solutions: Defensive Driving (2000) 12 minutes
Discusses how being a defensive driver can prevent accidents, provides best practices for employees driving straight tucks and talks about common hazards that drivers face in everyday driving.

55. Tanker Driving Techniques (2003) 20 minutes
Discusses the challenges that are inherent with driving a tractor-tanker combination unit. It explains how drivers can prevent sloshing and surging and what they can do to keep their load under control.

56. Truck Driver and Cargo Security (2003) 25 minutes

Addresses how drivers can protect themselves from cargo thieves and terrorists while transporting goods. Topics covered: Security tips for pre-trip, unauthorized cargo, cargo inspection, loading, en route, drop-off, and documentation.

57. CMV Driver Basics for Entry-Level Drivers (DVD) 40 minutes
Easy-to-use and ready-to-deliver, this program is designed to help you meet the training requirements for entry-level CMV drivers (49 CFR Part 380). It's also great training for your veteran drivers! The program focuses on the four specific topics that must be covered in driver training: Driver Qualification, Driver Wellness, Hours of Service, and Whistleblower Protection.

58. EYE ON Defensive Driving (DVD) 45 minutes
A fast-paced program that instructs drivers on defensive driving techniques using hazard perception challenge methodology. A variety of scenarios on typical defensive driving situations are shown to drivers. The hazard perception challenge format helps drivers enhance their skill level, and it helps them - and you - see how well they understand and can apply the material they've been learning. It's involving, fast-paced, and demanding.


59. Brake Tech/Wheel Inspections (DVD) 18 minutes
New truck and trailer components such as long stroke brakes, automatic slack adjusters and anti-lock brake systems are becoming very common on the road. This program will help inspectors to identify and inspect these components. Viewers will see how the components operate within their respective braking system and learn important dates that inspectors need to know when checking for compliance and out-of-service violations.

60. NAS Level 1 Inspection (DVD) 25 minutes
In order to standardize commercial driver and vehicle inspections throughout North America, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) in cooperation with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) have developed a uniform inspection procedure. This procedure is utilized by member jurisdictions in the United States, Canada, and Mexico to conduct driver and vehicle safety inspections. The North American Standard provides commercial vehicle inspectors with the basic information necessary to conduct critical item Level One inspections.


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Welding Safety


61. Cutting Torch Safety (VHS & DVD) (1995) 10 minutes
Ensure your employees know about the many hazards associated with this tool: safe cutting locations and ventilation concerns; confined space and compressed gas cylinders; PPE, fire prevention and safety tips; equipment knowledge and inspection.


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