Sunday, June 23, 2024

Toolbox Talks

Safety Meeting Toolbox Topics and Tailgate Talks

Bee Stings

Nearly everyone has been stung by a bee sometime in his/her life. For most people, it's a temporary experience involving pain and itching. Only a very limited portion of the population is allergic or hypersensitive to bee or wasp stings – one or two people out of 1,000.

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Asbestos Awareness

Just 50 years ago, asbestos was known as the "magic mineral". It's amazingly strong and fireproof, which is why it was used in thousands of different products. All kinds of building materials, automobile parts such as brake linings and clutch pads, insulation, and mastics were comprised of asbestos and other materials.

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Chain Saw Safety

A woman was helping her husband clear some small trees from their property when she tripped on some brush. When she fell, her neck touched the chainsaw her husband was operating, cutting an artery. She died from massive blood loss. The victims of chainsaw-related injuries are usually the operators, but obviously can also be a coworker, friends or family members.

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Compressed Gas Cylinder Safety

Gases, such as acetylene and hydrogen, are extremely flammable or explosive, and some gases may be toxic. In addition to these health hazards, cylinders are commonly pressurized up to 2,200 pounds per square inch!

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Use And Care of Hand Tools

Improper use and care of hand tools can cause serious injuries, such as cuts/lacerations, puncture wounds, contusions/bruises, eye injuries, etc.. Everyone using hand tools can help prevent such injuries with periodic inspections for defects and damage.

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