Sophie Gilbert has a great piece this month in The Atlantic praising the humble workplace safety video.
Money quote, “Have you ever texted a friend while walking down a staircase? Failed to properly secure a lid while pouring hot coffee? Stood on an unstable chair to reach a high shelf? These are all habits that greatly concern corporate America, which is why, over the past four decades or so, the business of corporate-education films has grown into amulti-billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone. The poor production values and heavily emphatic warnings that define the genre have led to its being gently mocked in SNL skits about workplace diversity (“Let’s put that diversity truck in reversity”) and a whole episode of The Office that revolved around the hilarity of sexual-harassment awareness training.”
Here is one of the examples posted with the article.