Friday, September 17, 2021

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Moving Heavy Equipment

The best way to avoid danger from self-propelled units, such as cranes, dozers, and trucks, is to keep our eyes open and stay out of the way. The operator does his best to keep from running over anyone, but with all the commotion on the construction site, he might not see you.

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Materials Handling

Picking up, moving, and putting materials in their place is Materials Handling. It is something we all do every day, and all too often, it is what someone is doing when they get hurt on the job.

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Lock Out For Safety

there are several reasons why a machine may run after it apparently has been shut off. The machine can coast or it can cycle by gravity. The switch might also be bypassed by electrical wire, or the machine might cycle if air or hydraulic pressure lines have not been bled off.

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Machine Guarding

OSHA requires that machine guarding be provided and maintained in a manner sufficient to protect machine operators and other persons present in machine areas from hazards associated with the operation of machines. Such hazards include those created by points of operation, in-going nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and sparks.

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Learn From Near Accidents

Close calls or near-accidents on the job should be converted into safety precautions. A near-accident is an indication that something is wrong. It's a warning.

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