Highlighting Fire Safety Best Practices in Research Labs
Proper housekeeping, flammable material storage, and timely reporting of fires are tenets to live by in research laboratories. This short-form narrative project entitled "Flames" produced for UCLA is geared toward Chem-Bio students who work in research laboratories on a daily basis. This public service announcement also affects students who may work with welding or in confined spaces using heating tools.
Proper safety in the lab was the primary aim in the development of the "Flames" live action film. Stakeholders desired a project that would be instructional but not dull to the thousands of research who would watch it. Another requirement was that the videos be transferable. For example, the message is not major-specific. With "Flames," we were able to accomplish just that. Audiences can glean important information about how to handle a blowtorch, proper use of personal protective equipment, and what constitutes good safety behavior in any environment.
Production took place in an actual research lab at the University of California, Los Angeles campus. Although the scene was shot with acting talent, professionally licensed lab researchers were involved in the production from start to finish. Producers worked closely with stakeholders to ensure each of their objectives were met or exceeded with the production of this short form fire safety video.
This video was part of a series called “Safety Minute." Each of the videos in the series addresses some topic of concern. A few examples include: working with safer sharps, self-capping syringes, and disposing of various types of waste. The series of videos were produced in a mixture of live action and animation formats.
Stakeholders wanted to stress the importance of getting researchers to approach their work from a safety perspective. If you are a operations manager at a commercial warehouse or education institution and require safety training videos, get in touch with us to go over all your options.