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DuPont Sustainable Solutions Premieres New Office Safety Training Program

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., May 3, 2012 – DuPont Sustainable Solutions has developed a new safety training program to help employees identify and avoid four common office safety issues: falls, ergonomic injuries, being struck by objects and electrocution.

In OSI: Office Safety Investigation, Brandon, a young employee and the newest member of the safety committee, explains how these incidents occur and how they can be prevented.

The program follows Brandon as he helps other committee members investigate recent workplace mishaps and develops video presentations that illustrate at-risk behaviors, unsafe conditions and safety checklists.

Each video presentation features Brandon’s colorful yet insightful commentary. In his videos, he speaks about the importance of proper housekeeping to help prevent office falls, discusses the five categories of ergonomic injuries, describes safe ladder use and proper lifting procedures and illustrates the elements of an ergonomic workstation.

Brandon also compares being hit by objects to striking a piñata, offers housekeeping tips to prevent such incidents explains how a colleague got electrocuted and provides basic electrical safety tips.

OSI: Office Safety Investigation helps dispel a misconception that office work poses few hazards; yet over 80,000 office workers were injured in one year alone; and in another year, ergonomic issues accounted for almost 33 percent of workplace injuries that required time off, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

With lively commentary and entertaining presentation, this program, currently available on DVD and coming soon as an interactive online training course, helps organizations engage employees while educating them on office safety issues.

OSI: Office Safety Investigation is available now in English and will be available in Spanish and Portuguese. Additional information is available by calling 800-861-2221 or emailing A free online preview is accessible at


DuPont Sustainable Solutions, one of 13 DuPont business groups, is an integrated global services and technology delivery business. Its offerings are combined into four practice areas: Safety Resources, Sustainable Operations, Training Solutions and Clean Technologies. Together they offer consulting services, products and technologies that help organizations protect people and the environment, use assets more efficiently and improve worker skills and performance. Our training solutions have been used by more than 190,000 employee development professionals in 129 countries to help transfer knowledge and sustain business competitiveness.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

Sarah Britt Cathy Andriadis

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