Toolbox Talks


March 2018 – Recognizing Unsafe Conditions

By John Howell, Recognizing Unsafe Conditions Recognizing unsafe conditions, or hazards in the workplace is everyone’s responsibility from the most junior employee to the company president to identify hazards and make suggestions on how to fix the problem. Guide for Discussion Causes of unsafe conditions or actions: Poor housekeeping. Horseplay. Confused material storage. Careless handling Read More


February 2018 – Proper Lifting

by John Howell, Proper Lifting Introduction: Most of us forget the importance of our backs for the enjoyment of a normal, happy and successful life. However, the back contains one of the most critical muscle groups in the body, as well as the spinal cord and associated vertebrae and disks. Everyone working in the building Read More


January 2018 – Clothing

by John Howell, Clothing The proper work clothing can make a job a lot easier. Most workers never really think much about what they are wearing, but they should. It is very important to dress for the weather since most of the work is done outside or in areas without any climate control. Guide for Read More


December 2017 – Dressing for Winter Work

by John Howell, Dressing For Winter Work During cold weather, it can have a chilling effect on the senses. It is usually difficult to be productive when you are cold. Therefore, it is important to dress for the weather conditions found on the jobsite. Guide for Discussion Always dress in layers with the outer layers Read More


November 2017 – Table Saws

by John Howell, Table Saws We all recognize how important our hands are to our employability. However, every year hundreds of fingers and hands are lost to table saws. Much of this is a result of getting used to operating a table saw and then losing respect for it. That is why it is so Read More


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