Safety in your hands

Australia, 1974

A still image from Safety in your hands

This 1974 film examines the responsibility of each worker for their own safety in the workplace. The film focuses particularly on protection of hands and eyes in industrial settings, showing a variety of machines operated by people. It demonstrates how untidiness, inattention, overconfidence and failure to use safety precautions such as safety glasses when operating these machines can lead to accidents. Footage of industrial workplaces is interspersed with footage of everyday accidents similarly caused by mess, distraction and overconfidence.

Produced by the South Australian Film Corporation for the South Australian Department of Labour and Industry.

The colour is faded throughout the film.

Please note: As this is an archival work, the content does not reflect current practice or standards. Professional advice for up-to-date safety practices should be sought from the appropriate contemporary authority.

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Edwin Scragg


Jill Robb


John Fitzgerald

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South Australian Film Corporation



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