Toolbox Talks

March20

April 2017 – April is Eye Safety Month

By John Howell, Toolbox Talks are designed to promote discussions about safety. April Is Eye Safety Month Key Points About 2000 eye injuries occur every day at work in the United States Construction workers have one of the highest eye injury rates. Particles of dust, metal, wood, slag, drywall, and cement are the most common Read More

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February23

March 2017 – Why Accidents Occur

By John Howell, Every accident is caused by a breakdown in one of four areas: the worker, the tools used, the materials used, or the methods used. Often there is a breakdown in at least two areas; one being the worker and the other coming from one of the three other areas. The accident’s cause Read More

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January20

February 2017 – The Deadly Dozen

By John Howell, Toolbox Talks are designed to promote discussions about safety. The Deadly Dozen We all know that there must be a cause for an accident to happen. In order to avoid accidents, we must remove the cause. Every cause is a result of an unsafe act or unsafe condition. By recognizing the unsafe Read More

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December20

January 2017 – The Effects of Weather

By John Howell, Effects of Weather There is one element in the construction business that we have no control over—the weather. However, we can control how the weather affects the safety of a project. Following is are some discussion points to use with your crew: Wind: -Can blow dust in your eyes. -Can blow materials Read More

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November22

December 2016 – Welcome to Toolbox Talks

Welcome to Toolbox Talks, our new monthly column devoted to practical and relevant training topics. WHY TRAINING? An insightful contractor commented that if everyone used their common sense, we wouldn’t have injuries or accidents on or off the job. Workers need to be trained in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions as part of Read More

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