Toolbox Talks

  • Ergonomics in Construction # 30

    Ergonomics is defined as fitting the job or task to the worker in order to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal disorders or MSD. These injuries develop slowly over time and occur in the soft tissues of your body like the

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  • Backs and Lifting (Grainger) # 29

    Stand close to the load. Use a wide stance for better balance.  

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  • From Head to Foot # 28

    Business reviews would seem to indicate that today Americans are spending more for clothing than anytime in history. This is in accordance with American standards, and to deny the advantages of being meticulous in dress would be an insult.

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  • Heat Illness # 27

    When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses are very serious, and can sometimes result in death.

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  • Safe Use of Ladders # 26

    Ladders, used properly, can be a safe and convenient tool. When used properly, however, they can lead to a serious injury or result in a fatality.

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  • Working With A Neophyte # 25

    To the neophyte (new employee), you the veteran, will seem to have amazing knowledge. You know where all the equipment is, what forms must…

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  • Fall Protection - Eliminating Falls # 24

    Learn to identify conditions and behaviors that cause falls: Stairways – Carrying objects that block the view of the steps, running

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  • The 10 Commandments of Good Hydration # 23

    Drink 1/2 ounce daily for every pound you weigh. A 150lb person drinks 75 ounces, or approximately 2.5 quarts.

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  • How to Check a Safety Harness # 22

    A safety harness is a crucial part of any job involving heights. When working from heights of 6 feet or above, you should don a safety harness to help ward off serious injury in the event of a fall

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  • Aerial Pre-Start Inspection # 21

    This inspection must be completed before machine use each day or at the beginning of each shift. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury.

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