Category Archives: Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talk: Unsafe Acts

Most of us know that accidents are caused by only two things – unsafe acts or practices, and unsafe conditions. Some of us even know that 9 out of 10 accidents are the result of unsafe acts, or things we do when we … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Gasoline Safety

Gasoline is the most common flammable liquid manufactured and used. Because virtually everyone uses gasoline it is often assumed that everyone is familiar with it’s dangerous properties. However, as familiarity breeds contempt (or at least carelessness) it may be a good idea to review … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: House-Keeping is Safe-Keeping at Work

“You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” Never has this phrase been so true as when it comes to housekeeping at work. The negative impressions and implications of poor housekeeping can affect you and co-workers for a … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Hazard Recognition

It should go without saying that workers do not intentionally injure themselves. Unfortunately, many workers are seriously injured each year and many people still believe that accidents “just happen.” But accidents do not just happen! What Goes Wrong? Usually, an error that … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Heat Stress

Summer is fast approaching, so it’s more important than ever to be knowledgeable about heat stress and heat stroke. Although summer heat is the largest cause of heat distress disorder, it may also occur when workers are exposed to confined areas … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: General Safety

*To wrap up National Electrical Safety Month, let’s review some general safety concerns. Remember, you can also access several new Toolbox Talks at IEC National’s website. An effective Accident Prevention Program should include the defined responsibilities for management, supervisors, and employees. … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Ladder Safety

Knowledge of ladder safety is extremely important for electricians. To learn the ABCs of portable ladder safety, check out IEC National’s latest toolbox talk on their National Electrical Safety page. Then, take a look at some tips from us here … Continue reading

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