Friday, April 10, 2009

Worst Safety Video Ever!

This is the goriest, least-effective safety video I have ever seen.

It's nothing but a series of escalating tragic events with vague warnings for the need to be vigilant and safe on the job. 



Funny in a very dark way. I found the link from a coworker. The person who posted it on YouTube claims to have seen the video in an actual safety training. I hope this isn't actually being used to train.

We know from disaster experts like Amanda Ripley that specificity, to the point that your unconscious mind can picture yourself succeeding in dangerous circumstances, is imperative to succeeding in risky situations. I can't image a video like this does much besides sensationalize and scare.

But in its own way, it sure is entertaining. 

4 comments:

Christian Sinclair, MD said...

I am really impressed they had all those filmmakers there to capture these tragedies on film. And from multiple different angles no less!

All gore, no substance to help you avoid errors.

Jessica Knapp said...

:) Yes, so true. Lucky for us that the filmmakers were on site at just the right moments.

Gail Rae said...

As my mother would have said, "Oh my goodness! Well, that's just unnecessary!"

dethmama said...

I LOVE this! The sheer, unabashed fakery has given me complete permission to laugh my ass off!