Thursday, October 05, 2023

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Machine Guarding

Cleaning jammed equipment, reaching for a wrench, or retrieving a dropped glove are common tasks. Yet, each of these acts can lead to a serious injury. Many injuries occur during equipment maintenance. Sometimes workers try to reach past the guards while trying to service equipment or get caught in power transmissions such as belts, pulleys, running rolls, chains or sprockets.

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Digging Around Utilities

Accidentally striking an underground utility such as gas, water, cable, phone lines, fiber optics, and electrical can be deadly. At a minimum, it can cost your company thousands of dollars in delays and repair costs. There is no "depth requirement" and removing even one shovel-full can put you at risk.

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Burn Awareness Week

The first full week of each February is Burn Awareness Week. This is a week designated to learn about the prevention and treatment of various burns including thermal, chemical and electrical.

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Sun Safety

July is UV Safety Month and a good time to get up-to-date on the latest information to make sure you're working safely in the sun. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun are the main cause of skin cancer. The sun's UV rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes.

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Temporary Heat Safety

Temporary heating devices are a vital part of being able to work effectively in cold weather. They allow temperature-critical work to continue on schedule and provide for more comfortable working conditions. However, poor selection and careless use of portable heaters can lead to burns, fires, explosion, carbon monoxide poisoning, and the creation of oxygen deficient atmospheres.

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