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A broken chain sling, a baffling acronym and some natty graphics. Welcome to the world of 1970s industrial safety!

Documentary 1970 6 mins


If you're bemused by the title of this industrial safety film, fear not! 'Tactic', it turns out, is a labour-saving acronym for the memorable title 'Total Accident Control Total Injury Control' - the steel industry's response to stubbornly high accident statistics. Like many films of its kind, it uses alarming scenarios (involving a broken chain sling) - plus some lessons from US accident causation theory - to prove the old adage that 'prevention is better than cure'.