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Peer Review

Death in the OIlfield

by Chemical Safety Board


Overall Numeric Rating:

4.75 stars
Content Quality: 4.5 stars
Effectiveness: 4.75 stars
Ease of Use: 4.75 stars
Reviewed: May 14, 2010 by Fire Safety
Overview: This is a video showing unsafe work practices when doing hot work (welding) on a flammable material storage tank. This is a case study that will help the student gain a deeper understanding for the need to follow OSHA safe work practices while doing hot work.
Type of Material: Video/Case Study
Recommended Uses: A supplement to a classroom presentation on regulatory standards or an individual student activity.
Technical Requirements: Internet browser; adequate Internet connection speed; Updated Flash player plug-in.
Identify Major Learning Goals: The student will know the important to use safe work practices and follow all required OSHA standards when performing hot work on flammable storage tanks. The need for hot work permits; Work performed by trained personnel; Isolating work areas; Installation of physical safety devices; Using gas detectors.
Target Student Population: College level health and safety students and/or field workers who do hot work, first responders who may be called to an emergency event at a location that has flammable storage tanks and systems.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Basic understand of OSHA and it's mission.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: Excellent production that targets specific learning goals. Quality animation, video, and still images. Narrator was clear and interview were pertinent.
Concerns: None

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Uses a dramatic event to emphasize the point of oilfield safety.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: Easy to navigate. Straight forward in its message.
Concerns: None.

Other Issues and Comments: This can be used for both industry and first responder training.