Toolbox Talks

March22

April 2018 – Hand Tools

by John Howell, Without the use of hand tools, the completion of a construction project would be nearly impossible. Yet, as vital as they are, they are often the cause of serious accidents. All too frequently, hand tools are used improperly or when they are defective. Since we use hand tools continually, it is important Read More

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February23

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

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January24

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

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December21

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

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November22

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

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