Toolbox Talks

  • A Focus on Heat Emergencies # 25

    Healthy tips to stay cool in extremely hot weather. Heat emergencies fall into three categories of increasing severity: Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heatstroke.

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  • Fist Grip Clips - Installation Instructions # 24

    Step 1: Refer to Table 1 following these instructions. Turn back specified amount of rope from thimble or loop. Apply fist clip one base width from dead end of rope.

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  • Knees - Ergonomics # 23

    When Bob and I were riding jobs with our insurance contacts Gary and Dan, we drove by a job where a worker was on his knees, on a concrete sidewalk replacing some caulk.

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  • Kettle Operations # 22

    Positioning The Kettle Setup on level/firm ground, downwind to limit exposure to fumes.

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  • "Leading Edge" Work # 21

    DEFINE ‘LEADING EDGE”? The unprotected side and edge of a floor, a roof or formwork. It changes location as workers place new formwork in front or to the side of the piece they previously installed.

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  • Forklift Safety Rules # 20

    Forklifts are excellent labor saving devices. They save time and reduce the likelihood of injury associated with manual material handling activities.

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  • Respiratory Protection - FAQ # 19

    Q: What is a respirator? A: A respirator is a protective facepiece, hood or helmet designed to protect the wearer against a variety of harmful airborne agents.

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  • Rooftop Openings # 18

    Roof Openings are one of the most serious hazards we work around. Every year numbers of construction workers are seriously injured and killed because of inadequately protected holes and openings.

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  • Housekeeping # 17

    Good housekeeping is the first law of accident prevention and should be a primary concern of the entire workforce. Poor housekeeping often results in unsafe conditions and also implies that the project is poorly managed and the work being done

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  • Concrete Work # 16

    Caution: Anyone working around or with concrete forms/false work should be aware of the hazards it presents and the safety precautions that are required.

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