Saturday, July 21, 2018

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Lightning Safety

Lightning kills approximately 100 people every year in the United States. It injures hundreds of others, and causes billions of dollars in properly damage. According to the National Lightning Safety Institute, lightning is the #2 storm killer in the U.S. Only floods kill more people.

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Lead Safety

Lead is a metal. It's found just about everywhere. It really can't affect my health, can it? (Yes, it can.) When ingested, lead accumulates in the blood, bones, and soft tissue of the body. High concentrations of lead in the body can cause death or permanent damage to the central nervous system, the brain, the kidneys, and red blood cells.

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Housekeeping

You can tell how safe a work area is just by looking at the housekeeping. A work area that looks fairly neat and clean, with unused equipment, tools, and materials stored in its proper place is usually a safe work area. An we all know that a safe work area is an efficient and productive work area.

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"Know" Safety

A carpenter knows how to build cabinets, an pipe fitter knows how to install plumbing, a housekeeper knows how to sanitize a room. Each craft or trade knows how to perform the scope of their work, but how many of them "know" safety?

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Heat Stress

Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, direct physical contact with hot objects, or strenuous physical activities have a high potential for inducing heat stress in employees engaged in such operations.

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