Safety video resources

Does your staff need to brush up on their risk management and prevention skills?
Need to train a new employee on proper safety procedures?

Markel's list of recommended safety videos and online resources*
Disappearing Dummies: Why Lifeguards Can’t See
Aquatic safety expert Dr. Tom Griffiths explains how and why lifeguards have such great difficulty detecting bodies on the bottom of a crystal clear pool. This DVD also introduces and prioritizes bottom sweeps while scanning.

The Reasons People Drown
Drowning is the third leading cause of accidental death across the United States. Because drowning is such a serious problem and often unrecognized, this presentation addresses these facts. Using the National Safety Council's classification system for drowning, this fast paced 24 minute DVD teaches viewers the difference between distress and drowning and how to recognize the Instinctive Drowning Response.

Shallow Water Blackouts
This DVD is geared toward lifeguard trainers and supervisors, managers and directors who establish pool policies as a comprehensive guide explaining how unnecessary deaths from shallow water blackouts can be prevented in the pool.

KidSafety of America: Managing School Violence
This DVD focuses on safety issues unique with you children in daycare centers, head start programs, preschools and elementary schools. Topics Include: conducting drills with young children, communications (law enforcement, parents, staff, etc), bullying, teasing and harassment, and crisis planning. This DVD is part of the Managing School Violence video series developed in collaboration with National Safe and Drug Free Schools and National School Safety Center.

Stop Bullying Now
This DVD series provides educators, administrators, health professionals, and parents an educational tool kit to help them Take a Stand. Lend a Hand. It includes 12 animated webisodes, which depict firsthand bullying experiences in schools; video workshops developed for professionals in education, mental health, health and safety, law enforcement, and youth service fields; and radio and television public service announcements.

Child Abuse and Neglect
This DVD is intended for teachers, daycare providers, social workers, or others who work closely with children and have limited experience on this subject. With help from experts, practitioners, and parents this DVD defines abuse, explains symptoms, and encourages reporting and help for the child.

The Safety Zone: Guidelines for Maintaining a Safe Environment When Working With Children
This Bob Ditter DVD covers factors such as how children become over-stimulated, what the best ways are for counselors to discipline children, and the “five golden rules” of supervising campers. Bob also specifies what behaviors are appropriate for staff to use with children, what the “three safe places” are to touch a child (along with the benefits of using touch), protocols for trips out of camp, and new material on Internet safety.

It's Mine! - Responding to Problems and Conflicts
This 40-minute DVD program shows both younger and older babies and toddlers in several High/Scope infant-toddler settings and the adults who care for them. Filled with Strategies caregivers can use to respond sensitively and positively to children’s social conflicts, the DVD also covers ways to keep conflict to a minimum by creating a warm and play-filled environment.

Every Ride, Every Time
This DVD shows the critical need for protective helmets and why they can prevent serious head injuries when horseback riding. Pony Club and 4-H riders are featured with head injury survivors, and families of less fortunate riders, giving testimony to their experiences.

Bloodborne Pathogens
This DVD covers all aspects of an Exposure Control Plan as well as discussing modes of transmission, PPE, work practices, emergency procedures and requirements related to record keeping. This program is suitable for training staff who reasonably anticipate coming in contact with blood or other bodily fluids. It is also ideal for general hazards training for those who do not reasonably anticipate exposure.

FEMA - Getting Ready for Disaster
The DVD's seven segments include: 1) Getting Informed; 2) Making a Plan; 3) Assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit; 4) Food and Water in an Emergency; 5) Helping Children Cope with Disaster; 6) Disability and Special Needs Populations; and 7) Getting Involved - Citizen Corps – Intended to walk the viewer, step by step, through lifesaving procedures for being ahead of the storm and knowing what to do when danger threatens.

Coaching The® Van Driver™ 3
This National Safety Council DVD addresses the considerations of mini-van, commercial van, and 15 passenger van drivers. This modular program includes comprehensive coverage of collision-prevention techniques in a non-lecture participant-intensive classroom format and an easy-to-use instructor’s kit.
This DVD does NOT include participant response books, self-instruction response books, or self-instruction DVDs. These additional materials can be purchased on the Coaching Systems website.
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Defensive Driving: I Could See It Coming
This program will help you conduct defensive-driving training sessions for new and existing employees. It covers the factors that cause accidents and then provides seven strategies for driving defensively.

*In sharing information on available resources, Markel is not endorsing these products, making any warranty (including any warranty of fitness for a particular purpose) or guarantee with respect to the products or assuming any liability for any damages that may result from their use.