Friday, December 01, 2023

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Communication On The Job

How many times have you been in trouble for something you never said? At one time or another, it's happened to everyone. When we multiply that by the number of people we interact with at work, it is reasonable to conclude that miscommunication goes on all the time.

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Watch Your Step

At some time or another, all of us have had, seen, or heard of all types of falls, ranging from simply tripping on small obstructions on the ground, to falls from great heights. Injuries include broken bones, sprains, strains, and even death. A person falling on one knee while getting out of a vehicle can have an injury just a bad as a person falling from 20 feet.

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Slips, Trips and Falls

Injury due to falls is a major problem in industry today. You always hear about the incidents where an employee fell from a great height and lost his or her life. But there are more common fall injuries such as sprains, strains, fractures, cuts/lacerations, punctures, etc. that can require a trip to the doctor's office. The pain and suffering from a knee or back injury is very real, and a very realistic concern.

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The Deadly Dozen

We have often heard of the "Daily Dozen" with regard to proper exercise and maintaining good health. The "Daily Dozen" has a counterpart known as the "Deadly Dozen", which is applicable to safety on the job, and which also has an important bearing on health and welfare.

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Portable Power Tool Safety

One of the most convenient types tools for craftsmen are power tools. Electric drills and saws, to name a few, are powered with electricity, something that cannot be seen. It easy to become complacent when using these tools, that's why you must always be aware of the electrical hazards involved with their use.

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