Thursday, October 05, 2023

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Struck By - Mobile Equipment

When construction equipment is rumbling around a project, you've got to watch your step. If both construction workers and equipment operators keep their eyes open, no one's going to get hurt. Following are ways to help you maintain a healthy respect for cranes, dozers, excavators and trucks.

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Housekeeping is a job that can't be put off. We have to do it, and it's up to each individual to be their own job housekeeper. When you see something lying around where it could trip an individual or fall on them, put it in a safe place. Don't wait for someone else to do it.

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Supported Scaffolds

Supported scaffolds consist of one or more platforms supported by outrigger beams, brackets, poles, legs, uprights, posts, frames, or similar rigid support. Supported scaffolds include fabricated frame scaffolds, tube and coupler scaffolds, wall brackets, form brackets, ladder jack and pump jack scaffolds.

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Fire Extinguisher Basics

Just as there is a right tool for every job, there is a right extinguisher for every fire. The class of an extinguisher, identified on its nameplate, corresponds to the class or classes of fire the extinguisher controls. On most construction jobs, we are concerned with Class A, B and C fires.

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Lockout Tagout

Anyone who operates, cleans, services, adjusts and repairs machinery or equipment should be aware of the hazards associated with that machinery. Locking or tagging out is required whenever an employee is required to remove or bypass a guard or safety device or when an employee places a part of their body into an area that would be a danger zone during a machine operation cycle.

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