Friday, April 18, 2014

Meeting Topics Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

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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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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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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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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Proper Use of Personal Fall Arrest Systems

Each year, there are over 100,000 disabling injuries and over 700 fatalities related to falls. What do you need to know about falls in order to protect yourself? First, you need to know what constitutes a fall hazard. A fall hazard exists whenever you are near an unguarded edge where the fall distance is 4' or greater.

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