DOL's ‘Silicosis’ wins Best Safety Video
A short, documentary-style video examining the devastating effects of silicosis has won PR Daily’s 2013 Video Award for Best Safety Video. Produced by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Public Affairs, “Silicosis: Deadly Dust” features interviews with doctors, department officials and stone carvers, painting a haunting picture of living with the disease and why it is so crucial that workers be protected from it.
The video was released in August 2013 as a part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s continued efforts to finalize a rule that would curb silica exposure, which can lead to silicosis, lung disease and other debilitating respiratory problems. OPA employees Stan Hankin, Alex Duncan, Ashleigh Ingram and Ken Pfeifer were instrumental in producing the video.