Tag Archives: safety

Toolbox Talk: Fill Up Safely

We wouldn’t need this post if we could simply drive the crane or haul the compressor to the comer gas station every time it needed fuel. But on a construction site, nine times out of ten it’s not practical to bring the equipment to … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Stairs and Walkways

Stairways and walkways in all businesses can be the cause of injuries. These passageways do not typically get the maintenance they need, since they are “only” access ways and not production areas. Here are ten safety tips to help eliminate exposures at … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Knife Safety

Frequently we have a need to use knives and other cutting tools in our jobs, as well as at home. We cut bindings off boxes of paper. We cut seafood, meat or poultry. We open containers of all sorts. We cut ropes, cloth … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Written Safety Progams

The formal safety program is a set of written documents that describe a company’s safety policies, priorities, and responsibilities. The program is designed to bring structure and consistency into a firm’s accident prevention efforts. Without a written document, you might as well have … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Cuts and Burns

Nicks, cuts, scratches and burns. Minor injuries that can occur to any one of us no matter how careful we are. Minor injuries to the skin that are often ignored. But it must be remembered that skin is a vital organ; one … Continue reading

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Toolbox Talk: Having a Safety Attitude

Humans instinctively seek to avoid pain and death. And yet, we may behave in a manner that is a threat to our well-being. There are a couple of reasons why this occurs. The first is lack of knowledge. What you … Continue reading

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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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