Toolbox Talks

  • Can Safety and Efficiency Co-Exist? # 26

    3 Steps РPREPARATION РORGANIZATION РCLEANLINESS  Think and plan ahead. Are raw materials stored as near as possible to the work area? Are your tools and supplies readily available where they are going to be used?

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  • "Leading Edge" Work # 25

    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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  • A Ladder # 24

    What is the most dangerous piece of equipment on a construction site? A Ladder. Each year over 4,000 construction workers are injured and about 70 die falling from ladders.

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  • Hand Protection (USI) # 23

    Your hands can be subject to numerous potential injuries at work, especially when working with chemicals, extreme hot or cold temperatures, and sharp, heavy, or abrasive objects and surfaces.

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  • SIBA Safety News #4-19 # 22

    The Southern Illinois Builders Association has received information that the St. Louis Area OSHA Office  will be doing a construction safety inspection blitz in the near future.

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  • Heat Illness # 21

    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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  • Knees - Ergonomics # 20

    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 sidewalks, replacing some caulk.

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  • Fall Prevention Fact Sheet # 19

    I worked construction for 10 years before my fall. It shattered my body and my livelihood. Work safety. Use the right equipment.

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  • Scaffolding (Ten Rules to Live By) # 18

    Scaffolds are designed by qualified people, erected by competent people, used by trained people. Inspect it everyday it is in use! The rule of junk: If it looks like junk – it it junk.

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  • Concrete Work # 17

    Caution: Anyone working around or with concrete forms/false work should be aware of the hazards it presents and the safety precautions that are requires. The following guidelines are critical to your safety:

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