ENGsafety.com is a sole proprietorship owned and operated by me, Mark
Bell. (see bio)
ENGsafety.com's hours of operation are usually from
11pm 7 days
a week. Obviously response times vary, but I, and any colleagues
assisting me at the task of operating the company, understand that the
TV business operates 24/7, and try to be available. Believe it or not,
we do get calls for advice or knowledge/referrals around the clock.
ENGsafety.com is an 'evolved' name. In 1994, the
year of creation, the company was named Battle for Safety. Battle
for Safety was a sort of pledge to fight for safety, and also a tribute
to the memory of Lloyd "Alfred" Battle, whose death brought the ENG
safety effort into being through this author in the pages of Television
As the needs of the company moved more towards
certification, the name was changed to reflect that certifications were
available. So, Safety
Awareness/Certification Associates became the new
name of the company.
Well, that was a bit too long to remember
for many, and, frankly, certifications were not a great business idea.
industry that balked at the cost of safety and accident prevention, as
most do, did not like the idea of paying approximately $300 for
individual certifications. ($300 is about 1/2 the per person cost of
many Microsoft program seminar certifications.) Safety is a very hard
sell to companies. It's a huge cost factor with little quantifiable
return. Many comapnies can roll the dice and be literally conservative
safety related expenditures and stay in business without incident for a
long time; maybe forever.
As much as we hate to say it, you can't blame
a guy for trying, can ya? Certification programs are still available,
and encouraged...but are done only on a custom basis.
A great substitute for a certification program
is the interactive monthly ENG
Safety Newsletter. [click for
DEVELOPMENT! ENG SAFETY online course!
Synopsis of the
ENG-SNG-CNG Safety Course 100:
<> The course is divided into 8
modules, each with a quiz at the end. Each module has its own meaning
to the other modules. Modules are comprised of many videos and pictures
incidents, and examples of certain safety-related information. At the
the last module, the “quiz” is the final test.
Students are required to get
100% on each quiz, which is made up of questions with multiple choice
answers...many of them correct in some cases. The amount of correct
given, so students know how many they need to choose. If they do not
get all of
the answers, or have an incorrect one, they are asked to go back and
re-answer the question. They cannot progress without a 100%
easy, but challenging. The quizzes are more for supplemental learning
comprehension of the material, but they accomplish both. >
ENGsafety.com feels that “Course
100” will work as a tool that can be assigned to all members of news
engineering departments, and gain positive quantifiable results with
safety education and training. It is an economical approach to the
getting field employees up to speed with the same information, and
documentation of their performance. The course CAN be customized to
delete certain information and/or include corporate safety information
simply cultural information. >
This is not an easy course, nor
is the information within “easy” to digest, as it deals with actual
incidents and tragedy. By the time a student/employee has completed the
they will likely be very reactive towards questionable situations and
will defer to the safety approach above all others. >
Right now there are advanced
courses and management courses in the works, as well as a follow up for
100”. Subsequent courses will be available for biannual or biennial
administration per demand. In the near future, “Course 200” will be
the next step for those who have taken “Course 100”. >
For further information or details,
or to sign up for a review license for ENG-SNG-CNG Safety – Course 100,
Mark Bell at 1-UR-SAFE-6090. (1-877-233-6090)
Back to our regular program......
As far as our name went? Well, the web site was
really what was best
associated with the safety effort. In the end, after much thought, the
company that brought ENG safety into the limelight of the broadcast
industry was named after its very popular source of information....ENGsafety.com.
still feel that the website,
me, the free and highly acclaimed and multi-award winning safety video
"Safety is Good News", and other ENGsafety.com generated safety
are different entities. They are, and it IS easy to mix it all up...
But in the end, it
usually ends up here, at ENGsafety.com.
So, here we are at ENGsafety.com, the name of the
company and source of a lot of ENG safety information.
Thank you for visiting the site.
everything off of it you can, and contact me with any questions.
here is what can be
published, but not all
of what there is regarding
safety, accidents, and prevention mechanisms for management and
employees to use to maintain a safe work environment.
Please feel free to call us on a discreet basis to
discuss your safety situation. Many call us after accidents and receive
very valuable private consultations.