Safety Library Bibliography
Materials available from the Connecticut State Library
Respiratory Protection - (revised) Washington, DC: U.S. Department
of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1993. 25 pp. L 35.2:
- This booklet presents information on respiratory equipment and complements
relevant safety and health regulations and manufacturer's requirements.
Hearing Conservation - (revised) Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1992. 15 pp. L 35.2: H35
- A program designed to protect workers with significant occupational
noise exposures from suffering material hearing impairment even if exposed
over their entire working lifetime.
Job Safety And Health Quarterly - Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1989. L 35.9/3: vol/no.
- The official magazine of OSHA. Short articles each month discuss a variety
of current topics dealing with worker safety. Covers new publications of
interest, phone contacts and new developments at OSHA.
Ergonomics-The Study Of Work - Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1991. L 35.2: Er 3
- Ergonomics focuses on elements of the work environment, such as the
design and function of work stations, safety devices, tools, and lighting
to fit employees' physical requirements and ensure their health and well-being.
Job Hazard Analysis - (revised) Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration,1992. L 35.2: J57/4/992
- Job hazard analysis is the careful study and recording of each step
of a job to identify existing or potential job hazards and determine ways
to reduce or eliminate these hazards. Improved job methods can reduce costs
resulting from employee absenteeism and workers' compensation claims and
can often lead to increased productivity.
OSHA Handbook For Small Business - (revised) Washington, DC: U.S.
Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1996. L 35.19:
- Although designed for small businesses, this is an excellent tool to
use in any work setting. Contains a checklist for managers who are beginning
a thorough worksite inspection to evaluate the safety and health of their
OSHA Employee Workplace Rights - (revised) Washington, DC: U.S. Dept.
of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1994. L 35.2: R44/994
- This pamphlet describes the rights and responsibilities of employees
as a result of the passage of the 1970 Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Working Safely With Video Display Terminals - (revised) Washington,
DC: U.S. Dept. of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 1996.
23 pp. L 35.2: V66/996
- This booklet deals with health hazards encountered with constant use
of video display terminals (VDT'S) and the associated complaints of eye
strain and irritation, back and arm pain, and excessive fatigue.
Many additional OSHA pamphlets focus on specific worksite issues dealing
with proper use of equipment and materials. Among these are:
- Stairways And Ladders
L 35.2: St1/993
- Materials Handling And Storage
L 35.2: M41/2/992
- Personal Protective Equipment
L 35.2: P43/992
- Hand And Power Tools
L 35.2: H19/992
- Controlling Electrical Hazards
L 35.2: El2/991
Thinking It Through - 18 min. Industrial Training Systems Corp.,
1990. - DAS ID 0052460
OSHA Lab Standards -
- A training program designed to inform supervisors and managers about
the importance of compliance with safety and health procedures and regulations.
15 min. Industrial Training Systems Corp., 1990.
- DAS ID 0052459
Your Work And Your Health - The Role Of Industrial Hygiene -
- Deals with the safety of lab workers. Four major elements are covered:
(1) chemical hygiene, (2) employee information and training, (3) hazard
identification and (4) medical consultation and exams.
Industrial Training Systems Corp., 1990. DAS ID 0052461
Me And My Back -
- Focuses on the importance of team effort in recognizing risks and hazards.
19 min. Industrial Training Systems Corp., 1988 - DAS
Fall Awareness And Prevention -
- Designed to reduce back injuries through awareness, attitude and changes
in habits. Discusses the "do's and don'ts" of lifting.
15 min. Industrial Training Systems Corp.,
Back In Business -
- A training program to inform employees of their role in reducing the
number of fall-related accidents and in raising awareness of common hidden
hazards. Explains why most falls occur, examines various types of falls,
and addresses hazards unique to particular businesses or locations. By implementing
the guidelines discussed, slip-and-fall accidents and injuries can be significantly
20 min. BNA Communications, Inc., 1992.
- A video training program which emphasizes both the day-to-day strains
of lifting, sitting, and bending as well as the dangers of improper lifting.
Anatomy and proper body mechanics are covered in detail, giving the viewer
a solid understanding of how the back works and ways to help prevent accidents
Back Power - National Safety Council, 1990. This series of six films
shows exercises that can be done to help reduce musculoskeletal disorders. All
are highly motivational and proactive in their approach to back health and fitness.
(The following group will be loaned only as a series.)
Office Ergonomics Including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -
- The Motivators
- The Back Power Solution
- Session I.* The National Back Fitness Test
- Session II.* The Back Fitness Challenge
- Session III. Meet The Challenge
- Session IV. Muscle Maintenance
15 min. Tel-A-Train,
Office Safety: "'It's A Jungle In There" -
- This video training program addresses ways to minimize the chance of
ever developing cumulative trauma disorders in an office environment. It
closely examines the work station as well as methods of performing work.
Discusses issues of body positioning, office equipment, placement of keyboards
20 min. Industrial
Training Systems Corp., 1990.
Confined Space Safety I: Confined Space Entry -
- A live-action video designed to inform office supervisors and office
employees about potential dangers in their office work environment. In addition
to identifying the principal hazards in an office, the program provides
guidelines for correcting unsafe conditions and actions that frequently
lead to accidents and injuries.
25 min. Tel-A-Train.
Electrical Safety -
- Prepares workers according to current OSHA mandates on confined space.
Discusses in detail the types of confined areas and the importance of control
measures. Demonstrates protective equipment and rescue techniques.
Preventing Back Injuries -
- Program, geared toward qualified personnel, concentrates on everyday
encounters that electricians and other maintenance personnel have with electricity.
Explains principles of lockout/tagout, circuits, fuses, grounding and insulation.
Gives case histories and discusses safety attitudes.
17 min. Industrial Training, Inc.
Step By Step - Avoiding Slips, Trips, And Falls -
- This program breaks down back injuries into four distinct categories:
(1) anatomy and physiology, (2) cause of back injuries, (3) correct ways
to approach work to help reduce strains and sprains, and (4) fitness. Very
positive and open perspective for any audience.
17 min. Coastal Video
On The Road: The Lighter Side Of Lifting -
- Alerts employees to the serious consequences of falls and explains how
almost all falls can be prevented. Discusses the dangers of falls and ways
to control hazards and use equipment properly.
22 min. BNA Communications,
Hand Safety -
- Shows different lifting situations. Emphasizes proper positioning, balance
factors, anatomical strengths and weaknesses, and individual common sense
when confronted with a lifting task.
18 min. Tel-A-Train.
The Right Moves II - Ergonomics In The Workplace -
- Focuses on causes of the most common type of industrial accident - hand
injury. Describes a wide variety of situations and demonstrates dangers
of approaching a job with an unsafe attitude.
19.36 min. Industrial
Training Systems Corp.
Ergonomics - Preventing Cumulative Trauma Disorders -
- A live-action video program designed to inform supervisors and managers
about the nature and seriousness of cumulative trauma disorders. In implementing
ergonomic principles, it emphasizes identifying, analyzing and controlling
work situations that can lead to musculoskeletal disabilities.
17 min. Summit
Training Sources, Inc.
Back Safety, The Ergonomic Connection
- CTD's have disabled 19 million workers each year, and 23,000 require
surgery because of carpal tunnel syndrome alone. Providing conditions that
produce optimal productivity is a major goal of supervisors in the workplace
- 13.30 min. Summit Training Sources,
Office Ergonomics -
- A program designed to maximize effectiveness in training workers about
preventing back injury. Working together as a team, an entire office can
eliminate the risk factors which cause cumulative trauma back disorders.
15 min. Summit Training Sources, Inc.
Blueprint For Safety, Office Ergonomics -
- Create a healthier office environment.
About 15 min. Comprehensive
Loss Management, Inc.
Preventing Bloodborne Disease -
- With a step-by-step plan, develop a comprehensive office ergonomics
program. Hands-on demonstrations and learning exercises.
18 min. Tel-A-Train.
- Aimed at direct-care personnel, first responders, first-aid personnel,
custodial staff, and other employees whose job duties may put them at risk
for bloodborne disease. Shows how to apply universal precautions to prevent
contamination and infection; stresses correct use of personal protective
How to Borrow Materials
Registered borrowers may borrow these materials in person from the Circulation
Desk at the Connecticut State Library. Hours are Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri.:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Thurs.: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Sat.: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00
p.m. Loan period is one month.
Materials may be returned via interdepartmental mail to:
Government Information Services Unit
Connecticut State Library
231 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106
Direct questions about this collection or related materials to the GIS
The Safety Library is a joint program sponsored by the Department
of Administrative Services, Workers' Compensation Office, and the Connecticut
Compiled by Stephen Kwasnik, Division of Information Services, Connecticut
State Library, 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106.
Prepared by Government Information Services, Connecticut State Library,