Toolbox Talks

  • Safety Jackpot August 2018 # 34

    Preventing Back Pain; Rushing Can Hurt; & Keep Your Mind Sharp.

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  • Silica Update 08/2018 # 33

    OSHA is issuing citations for failure to comply with the silica standard. The #1 citation is NO WRITTEN SILICA PLAN at the jobsite (or not reviewed and signed by every worker on site).

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  • OSHA Quick Card (PPE) # 32

    Construction Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  

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  • What are Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)? # 31

    Safety data sheets are written with information about hazardous chemicals. They are provided by the manufacturer or importer of the chemical.

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  • Trenching & Shoring (Soils) # 30

    For purposes of excavation planning and safety, soil is classified as one of the following: Stable Rock (most stable), Type A, Type B and Type C (lease stable). To assure maximum safety, many contractors plan operations under the assumption that

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  • Overhead Power Lines - Look Up! # 29

    Overhead power lines at construction sites can be dangerous for the workers, especially when equipment such as cranes, suspended stages, and aerial lifts are used.

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  • Preventing Common Hand Injuries # 28

    Common injuries and their causes: Fingers and hands are injured more than any other part of the body. Many times these injuries occur due to lack of an understanding of the hazards that exist or lack of PPE.

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  • Risk Takers # 27

    Do you love an adrenaline rush? Do you like to take changes and play the odds? If you answer yes to these two questions, you may be a risk taker.

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  • Fall Protection - Basic Types # 26

    Falls are the number one cause of accidental deaths in construction. And you don’t have to fall far to be killed or injured.

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  • 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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