Tools and Resources

Need a Toolbox Talk for your next meeting or looking for a form to support your Safety Program?  Have a look through our resources below!

Toolbox Talks

Line of Fire

Compressed Air Hoses

Compressed Air Hoses

Compressed air in the workplace is required for many jobs and tools, however it can be dangerous and must be used in a safe manner. Here are some tips when using a compressed air. General Use Keep air hose off the floor where it is a trip hazard and subject to damage...

Compressed Air Hoses

Compressed Gas Cylinders

Compressed gas cylinders come in many forms on the job site, ranging from the oxy-acetylene cutting rig to that can of WD-40 sitting on the shelf. There are many types of hazards when it comes to these items: The commonly thought of item is explosion or fire. Flying...

Compressed Air Hoses

Battery Safety

We all use batteries in our everyday lives.  Our smartphones, cars, remote controls, computers etc all have a battery source for various applications. Since batteries are so common, we tend not to think of the hazards associated with them. Generating and charging a...

Hand Safety – Hand Tools

Hand Safety – Hand Tools

Here are some facts about hand injuries and hand tools in North America: Some 34,000 persons are injured annually using hammers. 28,000 using standard blade screwdrivers & crescent wrenches. Each year, more than 120,000 end up in the emergency room as a result of...

Line of Fire and Complacency

Line of Fire and Complacency

It doesn’t matter if you are a front line worker, office staff, supervisor, manager or CEO at some point during the day we all put ourselves in the line of fire and we don’t realize it. So why do we put ourselves in the line of fire? Could it be complacency,...

Hand Safety – Hand Tools

Hand Safety

Hand injuries account for approximately 80 percent of all occupational injuries as our hands are used for almost all activities on the job. How many occupation are there that do not make use of our hands? Hands provide us with the dexterity needed to perform most...

Crushing Hazards – Pinch Points

Crushing Hazards – Pinch Points

Pinch Points A pinch point is produced when 2 objects come together and there is a possibility that a person could be caught or injured when coming in contact with that area. Pinch points commonly impact fingers/hands, but can impact any area of the body. The injury...

Compressed Air Hoses

Stored Energy – Electrical Shock

Electrical Shock An electric shock is the tingling sensation or muscular contraction that a person experiences when an electrical current passes through the body. An electric shock can severely burn or kill if the muscle contraction is severe enough to stop the heart....

Line of Fire and Complacency

Heavy Equipment

Heavy Equipment Operation Heavy equipment is common on all job sites we work on. This equipment has the ability to be very hazardous without taking the proper precautions. Proper work planning as well as operating equipment within its designed limits are important...

Striking Hazards – Dropped Objects

Striking Hazards – Dropped Objects

Stop the Drop Falling Objects Falling objects from above cause serious injuries and account for fatalities every year.  Falling object accidents occur due to a lack of communication, improper storage of materials, improper protection of elevated storage areas, when...

Compressed Air Hoses

Stored Energy

Zero In On Safety - Don’t let the pressure get to you Energy sources are always present. Every aspect of our daily life requires the use of energy in one form or another. Stored energy is “pent up” energy that can be released unexpectedly.  Consider what we can do to...

Hand Safety – Hand Tools

Striking Hazards – Hand Safety

Don’t Be A Target - Recognize the risk, eliminate the hazard Striking Hazards are the most frequent Line of Fire risk to workers.  These are hazards that strike you, or that you strike against. Use a Field-Level Hazard/Risk Assessment (FLHA/FLRA) process to help you...

Crushing Hazards – Pinch Points

Crushing Hazards – Hand Placement

Crushing Hazards – Hand Placement Do you remember slamming the car door on your finger/s when you were young? How about smashing your thumb with a hammer? I remember quite well the intense pain that accompanied the blow and the dark purplish colors that my finger...

Slips, Trips and Falls

Line of Fire and Complacency

Falling Hazards

Who needs fall protection equipment? If you said workers building bridges or cleaning office tower windows you would be right. But what about all the workers who work at lesser heights, just a few feet off the ground? They should also be protected from falls - which...

Line of Fire and Complacency

Ladder Safety

The worst falls are from elevated positions like ladders.  They can result in serious injury or death.  Learn and practice ladder safety. Ladders must be the proper height (stepladders) or length (straight ladders). Do not stand on the top two rungs of a stepladder or...

Line of Fire and Complacency

Slips, Trips and Falls

There are various ways to experience a fall while working or walking around the job site. You can slip on something and lose your balance; you can trip over an object left in a walkway; or you can fall from an elevated position such as a ladder or stairs. To prevent a...

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Back Injuries

Back Injuries

The key to avoiding back injury at work is planning ahead before starting the work.  Take the following steps to minimize injury: The safest way to handle the situation is to use whatever form of mechanical means that you have available to you.  This means using...

General

Fit for Duty and Over the Counter Medications

Fit for Duty and Over the Counter Medications

Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are nonprescription medications. OTCs are generally safe and effective, however you need to follow the labeled instructions properly. People use OTCs for different purposes such as relief from pain, headache, cough, etc. Popular examples...

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Safety Moments

What is a Safety Moment? A Safety Moment is a brief (2-5min) safety talk about a specific topic. These Safety Moments are consistent reminder of the daily hazards we face in our day to day lives.  You’re Safety Moments: Will be conducted at the beginning of every...

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Running a Toolbox Talk

What is a tool box talk? Toolbox talks are generally a short meeting (10 to 15 minutes in length) that take place at the beginning of shift. They provide an opportunity for the Supervisors and workers to collaborate on how to safely perform the work planned for the...

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How to Conduct a Weekly Safety Meeting

Why have a Weekly Safety Meeting?Weekly Safety Meetings are a fundamental part of safety awareness and can be one of the best motivators to drive safety in the workplace. Having a Weekly Safety Meeting will continue to encourage employee awareness and involvement by...

Line of Fire and Complacency

Hazard Hunts

Every day when we venture into the field we should be constantly scanning for hazards and documenting them on our FLRA/FLHA cards. Usually we jot down the same common hazards over and over, day after day because we believe we “know” these typical hazards intimately....

Line of Fire and Complacency

Line of Fire and Complacency

It doesn’t matter if you are a front line worker, office staff, supervisor, manager or CEO at some point during the day we all put ourselves in the line of fire and we don’t realize it. So why do we put ourselves in the line of fire? Could it be complacency,...

Line of Fire and Complacency

The Cost of an Incident

When having a workplace injury, the number one concern for any company is the worker themselves.  With that being said, the cold hard truth is that a workplace injury can cost a company more than most people think.  Every year injury costs can add up in a hurry affect...

Line of Fire and Complacency

Get the Most Out of Your Toolbox Talk or Safety Meeting

Whether it is your first or hundredth Toolbox Talk or Safety Meeting that you conduct, remember to keep our audience awake and engaged. The success to these meetings is the amount of participation we get from our audience…the more the better!. Ensure that in all...

Line of Fire and Complacency

Complacency – Ego Driven?

Smugness, self-satisfaction, self-congratulation, self-regard, gloating, triumph, pride, and self-contentment. These words are synonyms to "Complacency" . They suggest ego-driven feelings of inflated self-reflection that can and will lead to injury if left to foster...

Forms and Misc Documents

 

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