Toolbox Talks

January31

Heater and Generator Safety

By John Howell Heaters and generators that use organic materials for fuel, such as natural gas or propane, can emit carbon monoxide (CO) if the heater or generator is not working properly or not properly tuned up, allowing for incomplete combustion. CO is a chemical asphyxiate: it takes the place of oxygen in red blood Read More

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December30

Jobsite Winter Safety

By John Howell 1. Be aware of weather forecasts. Keeping track of the forecast for the day is the first step for keeping your workers warm. A worst-case scenario is that an employer sends workers out to a job site the day a blizzard blows into town. Employers should watch the local weather and check Read More

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November27

Slips, Trips, and Falls

By John Howell Slips, trips and falls constitute the majority of general industry accidents.  According to OSHA, they cause 15% of all deaths, and are second only to motor vehicles as a cause of fatalities. Slips, trips and fall hazards also need to be controlled for visitors. Falls can result in substantial worker compensation and Read More

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October29

Electrical Safety

By John Howell Know the hazards of electricity. Your knowledge will help prevent injuries and death. It is easy to underestimate the dangerous potential of electricity because its use is so common. However, electricity can cause burns, shocks, and electrocution. These hazards must be considered when working with equipment powered by electricity, working with electrical Read More

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September30

The Care of Hand Tools

By John Howell Hand tools are used every day on a construction site. They are used so much and so often that the proper care is many times forgotten. As we list some important points on proper care of hand tools please refresh your memory concerning these points. Proper Care of Tools Take good care Read More

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