Looking to help promote safe behavior and reduce the risk of accidents in your workplace? Like a lot of employers, you might be inclined -- perhaps required -- to create safety training videos for all new hires. A word of caution, however, before you start scripting, lining up your staff "cast," and shooting video: Resist the temptation to play Tarantino and hire a pro. Otherwise you may end up with laughable results ... like these. Here are 7 job-safety videos so cheesy, so hackneyed they deserve a little wider recognition. Enjoy.
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Corporate IT is being transformed by the phenomenon known as BYOD, or "Bring Your Own Device." Used to using smoothly functioning, good-looking consumer products at home, the argument goes, workers are increasingly demanding they be able to access these gadgets and tools at work, whether or not IT is totally keen on the idea.
Whether training is conducted online or in person, video glitches can wreak havoc on a presentation. My first significant training mishap occurred early in my career. As the Safety and Security Supervisor in a manufacturing facility I had persuaded my boss to purchase what seemed to be an expensive video on hearing protection. With new standards, I thought it would be a good way to reach the 1,300-plus employees working shifts around the clock.
What's the most sure-fire way to ensure people do not learn anything from a training program? Easy. Send an email announcement with a "MANDATORY TRAINING Next Week" subject line.
One of my favorite kinds of cartoons to do is one where it circles back on itself. For example, I once did a cartoon where an angry person is yelling at another: "I'm being redundant?! I'm be redundant?!" I used a similar technique here.