Thursday, July 25, 2024

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

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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Manual Material Handling

Strains, sprains, fractures, and bruises are common injuries resulting from material handling. Approximately one-fourth of all job related injuries happen while material is being carried, repositioned, lowered, or lifted.

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Machine Guarding

Machines do lots of useful work to save us time and effort. They cut, punch, roll, drill, grind, assemble, handle, and transport - but they can't think! Only the human operator – you – can make them do their jobs properly and safely.

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Outdoor Safety

Whether you're performing activities such as mowing, weed-eating, and trimming, or performing research, monitoring, and testing activities, you may find yourself face-to-face with poisonous plants, insects, spiders, and snakes. Contact, bites, or stings may send you to the doctor's office or emergency room for a remedy, but remember, an "ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

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The difference types of machinery in the workplace do their work by means of energy – electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic, etc. Releasing this energy makes the machines run, which is very useful, but not if the energy is released at the wrong time or if you are in the way.

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