Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Toolbox Talk
There are not many topics more pertinent to onsite safety than personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE in the construction industry. This is the clothing and gear that’s specifically intended to keep the wearer from harm. It can include anything from safety goggles for shielding the eyes to harnesses and fall arrest systems that prevent workers falling from a height. Even a simple hi-vis garment can be considered a form of PPE, protecting the wearer by making them easily spotted.
How to Give a Housekeeping Toolbox Talk
Of all the topics for a toolbox talk, this is perhaps the most boring. Just the word “housekeeping” is a bit of a turn-off for many people, far less intriguing (and seemingly far less important) than something like fall prevention. On the surface, housekeeping is a mundane task that’s all about appearances.
Safety Meeting Topics for Every Workplace Environment
Safety meetings, or toolbox talks, are ubiquitous on construction sites and similar workplaces. This is for very good reason—in an inherently risky industry, workplace safety should always be a top priority. And on a site with myriad (literally) moving parts, elevated work areas, heavy equipment and machinery, electrical hazards, and more, there are so many different aspects to consider and communicate.
Electrical Safety Toolbox Talk Guide
Electricity is an enigmatic hazard on any construction site. It can cause huge amounts of damage, and yet is invisible. Electrical power is essential to many of the tasks that go into construction, so it’s an omnipresent danger, and one that can rear its head in many different forms. It’s recognized as one of OSHA’s “Big Four” hazards in construction.
8 Construction Safety Meeting Topics to Choose From
Safety in construction is not a one-and-done arrangement. To ensure that a site or project is as safe as possible, a strong safety culture must be established which includes ongoing education, reminders, and discussions around all aspects of safe work.
What Is An EMR Rating or Experience Modification Rate?
What is an EMR you may be asking? Does a world filled with acronyms and formulas leave you scratching your head? When it comes to your EMR or Experience Modification Rate, it’s not the time to be dismissive!
Your company’s EMR affects your bottom line AND your ability to be competitive when bidding for jobs. So, let's dig in !!
How Is TRIR Calculated? Get Your Rating Now With Our TRIR Calculator!
Do you believe that one small thing can have a BIG impact? Well, when it comes to your TRIR score, believe it!!
How can one small number called TRIR, calculated by a pretty simple formula, have so much importance? Why is it vital to the continued improvement of your safety program?
Short, Focused, & Meaningful Safety Inspections Strengthen Safety Programs!
The goal of every safety management system should always be continuous improvement. We have all been doing site, quality control and equipment inspections for ages. Sometimes our inspection program achieves the desired goal. Sometimes it feels like we are standing still…. Incidents keep reoccurring and repairs are not completed. So how do we ensure that our inspection hit the mark? How can we be sure that our inspections are a strong link in our Safety Program?