Toolbox Talks

  • Baboon Had Perfect Safety Record # 7

    A century ago, a baboon helped his handicapped master. What did he help his master do? Run a railroad switching station! In 1877 railroad man James Wide had both legs severed in an accident near Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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  • Ladder Jack Scaffolds # 6

    A ladder jack scaffold is a system used for portability, quick erection/dismantling, and adaptability for use in narrow spaces at construction worksites. When setup properly they can be used safely.

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  • Give a Safety Professional a Kind Thought # 5

    Look around. See any safety professionals? Look carefully; the safety professional can be almost anyone. You may be albe to recognize such a person as the one who looks for the EXIT signs and fire extinguishers upon entering a building

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  • "There's Murder in That Game" # 4

    Football was not always the genteel game it is today. Once bloodier than a street fight, the sport was nearly banned from college campuses in 1909 because so many players were being killed — 27 in that year alone.

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  • Safety Jackpot 1st Quarter 2019 # 3

    Welcome to Safety Jackpot GOLD! Now, along with an opportunity to win up to 200 points per card, you also have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one of four prize packages. It’s great to be golden!

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  • Freezing Facts # 2

    Bears have fur, whales have blubber, and people have Gore-Tex. Without protection from the cold, HYPOTHERMIA KILLS. Like a chicken breast tossed in an ice box, we freeze gradually from the outside in.

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  • Skid Steer Loaders # 1

    Skid steer loaders are used for material handling and excavating. Workers who operate or work near this equipment are at risk for injuries from falling off or being struck by the equipment.

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  • Not in Real Life # 52

    Here’s something just for fun. We all know that movies aren’t real. But here are a few common violations of the laws of physics and reality that are safety/health related.

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  • The Night Before Christmas (Safety Version) # 51

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the North Pole every creature was stirring, safety was taking its toll. OSHA threatened a shut down if Santa didn’t use care. Would St. Nicholas even be there?

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  • Abrasive Cutting and Grinding # 50

    Grinders and grinding wheels are useful and safe tools but you must remember that they are not unbreakable, and you must use them properly. Accidents involving grinding and cutting wheels can be serious.

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