Toolbox Talks


Electrical Strip Safety

By John Howell There were several fires caused by plug strip on Cape Cod this year, two with fatal injuries. A  power strip combines several sockets attached to the end of a flexible cable, allowing multiple devices to be plugged in. The biggest safety concern with power strips is their potential for fire if overloaded. Read More


Toolbox Talks: Yellow Jackets

By John Howell It is that time of year when yellow jackets become very active. It is estimated that as many as two million people in the United States are very allergic to stinging insect venom.   Every year about 100 people die from sting reactions. More related deaths may be occurring because these reactions can Read More


Table Saws

John Howell Table saws are common and heavily used tool found on the jobsite. Unfortunately when not used properly they can cause serious injuries. When using a table saw, consider the following tips and safety measures. Basic operating steps:  Only use equipment you are trained and authorized to operate. When using hand-fed saws, adjust the Read More


Heat Stress

By John Howell When the body is unable to cool off by sweating, heat-induced illnesses, such as heat rash, cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke can occur. These illnesses can be serious, sometimes even resulting in death. Factors Leading to Heat StressThe following are common factors that can all contribute to heat stress: · High temperature Read More


Striking Tools

By John Howell There are some general rules that apply to almost all hammers and other striking tools. Never use a striking tool for any purpose other than that for which it was intended. Never use a striking tool with a loose or damaged handle or with a mushroomed head or dull cutting edge. Some Read More


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