About ENGsafety.com

    ENGsafety.com is a sole proprietorship owned and operated by me, Mark Bell.  (see bio)    Mark Bell Picture

    ENGsafety.com's hours of operation are usually from 7am to 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 Broadcast magazine.
   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. The 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 with 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 info]


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 related to the other modules. Modules are comprised of many videos and pictures of incidents, and examples of certain safety-related information. At the end of 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 answers is 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 review and re-answer the question. They cannot progress without a 100% score.  It’s easy, but challenging. The quizzes are more for supplemental learning than 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 and field engineering departments, and gain positive quantifiable results with regard to safety education and training. It is an economical approach to the problem of getting field employees up to speed with the same information, and having documentation of their performance. The course CAN be customized to insert or delete certain information and/or include corporate safety information and/or simply cultural information.   <>
    This is not an easy course, nor is the information within “easy” to digest, as it deals with actual footage of incidents and tragedy. By the time a student/employee has completed the course, they will likely be very reactive towards questionable situations and we hope 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 “Course 100”. Subsequent courses will be available for biannual or biennial administration per demand. In the near future, “Course 200” will be created as 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, please email safety@ENGsafety.com or call 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. Many 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 "things" 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.
    Please steal everything off of it you can, and contact me with any questions.
    What's 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.

ENGsafety.com   Toll free-1-UR-SAFE-6090   Fax: 781-394-0762  safety@ENGsafety.com

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