L&I's Safety & Health Video Library is a comprehensive video training library, with nearly 1500 videos. The videos cover a wide variety of subjects from accident prevention to workplace violence, and reflect the diversity of occupations in Washington State.
Anyone in Washington state with a Borrower ID may borrow videos in either VHS or DVD format. Some videos are viewable online.
Viewers with a Borrower account ID can also access L&I's subscription to a streaming video collection with over 600 safety & health videos. Search the video catalog to find videos in both collections.
Video Reservation Information
Become a Borrower
Are you a Washington state resident and want to borrow DVD/VHS videos or access the videos in the licensed streaming collection?
Olympia area residents must pick up and return videos in person. Allow at least 2 days for scheduling and 1 day for pickup.
Return videos on time
You can borrow up to 5 videos for 7 calendar days.
Instead of having a late return, call us to see if we can extend your loan.
Three late returns will result in immediate cancellation of borrowing privileges.
Handle videos with care
DVDs, if not securely snapped into the holder, will slide around in the case causing scratches and damage during shipment.
Protect videos from excessive heat or inclement weather.
Video media damaged beyond repair will be charged to you at current replacement cost as if it were lost.
Use traceable shipping only
You must return videos by traceable carrier. Your only cost for use of the video materials is the cost of return shipping by a traceable carrier such as UPS, FedEx, or US Postal Service registered mail.
If you or your shipper loses or damages a video or DVD, you will be charged for the full replacement cost at the current vendor's price, plus taxes, shipping, and handling. The average cost of each DVD is $500.
When shipping by UPS or FedEx (or some other commercial shippers) your package is automatically insured for only $100. You may want to purchase additional coverage.
All borrowers, including state employees, must use a traceable shipper unless personally delivering videos to the Tumwater building service location during regular operating hours.
Return videos properly
When using a delivery service such as UPS or FedEx, use the printed address on the reverse side of your shipping label.
If you choose to ship via U.S. Postal Service Registered Mail, we recommend that you purchase insurance to protect you in case of loss.
Address U.S. Postal Service video shipments to: Department of Labor & Industries Safety & Health Video Library PO Box 44607 Olympia WA 98504-4607
Video Library - Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Safety & Health Video Library is operated by the L&I Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH) and the Administrative Services Division.
Some videos may contain code violations. Many commercially produced safety and health videos are based on Federal OSHA standards. Federal OSHA standards may not be as stringent as the Washington State industrial safety and health standards. Every effort has been made by the library to evaluate the videos before adding them to the collection. Safety and health standards may have changed since the time of purchase. The user assumes the responsibility of previewing the videos before showing and using them with a knowledgeable instructor.
Workplace safety and health is a top priority of all persons who run businesses and work in Washington. By viewing one or more of our videos, you can help fight the high cost of workplace injuries and illnesses. Our videos are provided to aid, instruct, inform, promote discussion, and promote a safe and healthy work environment to employers and employees in the state of Washington.
I. What is the Department of Labor & Industries Video Library?
The Safety & Health Video Library is a service provided by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. It is a comprehensive workplace safety and health video library, with nearly 1500 videos, some viewable online. They cover a wide variety of subjects from accident prevention to workplace violence, reflecting the diversity of occupations in Washington. The collection is geared toward maintaining Washington's high standards in occupational safety and health with a mission to save lives and prevent injury or illness.
Library materials are available for loan in Washington State only. Vendor contact information is available on the website within each title's full description for those who wish to buy directly from the vendors. The library does not sell videos.
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. If you need to schedule or stream videos, set up a free borrower account, or get information about library services, you can reach us at the following:
II. Who may use the Safety & Health Video Library?
The library is available to any employer or worker in the state of Washington. Borrower accounts are established by individuals, not by businesses. There is no limit to borrower accounts per business. Videos are shipped only to physical addresses within the state of Washington.
III. Why do I have to register to watch some videos online?
Some of the videos in our library are available on YouTube, and can be watched by anyone. L&I has also purchased a licensing agreement with a video vendor that allow us to stream some of the videos in our library with people who have a current borrower account ID to watch online. Remember — videos are available for loan or streaming in Washington State only.
Videos with this icon require a borrower account ID to stream: &
Videos with this icon can be viewed by anyone:
IV. Is there a charge?
There is no charge to borrow videos. However, customers must pay return shipping charges for videos.
Indicate the date on which you wish to use the requested materials.
Include the video ID numbers for the requested materials.
It is helpful to include alternate titles and dates in case your first choice is not available.
Please give us 8 days notice before you want to show videos. The videos will arrive 1-2 business days before your show date.
You can schedule videos up to 6 months in advance.
VII. How long may I keep videos?
You can borrow up to 5 videos for 7 calendar days. The week loan begins with your show date, even though you will receive the videos several days before. Call us if you haven't received them by the day before your show date.
VIII. What if I keep videos past due?
Videos must be returned on time!
Call us for an extension before you are late returning the videos. Three late returns will result in immediate cancellation of borrowing privileges. Late videos must be returned back to us overnight via any traceable carrier. Also, please return phone call messages from us promptly.
IX. What if I lose or damage videos?
Borrowers are responsible for the full replacement costs of any lost or damaged videos, including the shipping case, printed materials and collection fees.
X. How do I return videos?
Many borrowers can use United Parcel Service, Federal Express, U.S. Postal Service Registered Mail, or some other traceable carrier for return shipment.
Whatever method used, it's imperative that it be traceable. If the video is late you must overnight it back to us, so that any future booking may be kept. Since the average replacement cost per video is $500, purchasing insurance is recommended but not required.
We provide the return-shipping label. Turn over the shipping card on the box and you will find our pre-printed return address on the back. It is important to fill out and return the packing list inside the shipping box. If returning by the U.S. Postal Service, you must use registered mail.
The US Postal Service return address is:
Department of Labor & Industries Safety and Health Video Library PO Box 44607 Olympia, WA 98504-4607
Thurston County borrowers must return videos in person to the L&I Tumwater Service Location.
XI. May I duplicate videos?
Unless specifically noted in the catalog or on the DVD itself, all videos and related materials are fully protected by copyright under Title 17 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations.
Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials will result in immediate cancellation of borrowing privileges, and possible fines under Federal law.