Saturday, October 23, 2021

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Excavation and Trenching

Excavation and trenching cave-ins result in more than 100 fatalities annually in the United States. Too often an improperly protected trench or excavation wall will collapse, trapping workers. These accidents can be eliminated if we follow proper excavation and trenching procedures.

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Empty Skids and Pallets

The handling of empty skids and pallets may seem like a rather routine job to most of you, at least so far as safety is concerned. But don't be fooled. In doing this type of work, you perform certain acts that can easily result in injuries if safety precautions aren't taken.

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Drive Now, Talk Later

The use of the cell phone, while the vehicle is in motion, significantly increases the chances that the driver will be involved in an accident.

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Electric Shock

Some people believe that low voltage shocks can't harm them. Actually, these low voltage jolts can be fatal. The severity of a shock is measured by three factors–the quantity of current flowing through the body; and the duration of the current.

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Don't Take Hand Tools For Granted

Household jobs are usually light. So you sometimes can get away with using tools improperly or substituting one tool for another. Construction work, however, makes rugged demands on tools. If you misuse a tool, or use one that's wrong for the job or in poor condition, it can result in injury or spoiled work.

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