Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks for Employees. Through the OSHA and ASA Alliance, we have developed the following toolbox talks for industry employers and employees:

Using the Toolbox Templates. This document is designed to help employers effectively use the American Supply Association - developed Toolbox Talks in the workplace.

Arc Flash Electrical Safety. This Toolbox Talk helps employees protect themselves from arc flash by identifying critical facts regarding arc flash electrical safety procedures.

Attitudes and Behaviors that Contribute to Accidents.  Having an occasional bad day at the office can be forgiven, but just one careless error can be costly and can cost lives. This Toolbox Talk helps employers and others to identify the attitudes and behaviors in the workplace that cause accidents in the workplace.

Bloodborne Pathogens. This Toolbox Talk helps employers and workers lower the risk of spreading germs and bacteria and identify best practices when handling and disposing of contaminated items.

Driving Safely in Winter Weather. We all pride ourselves on getting the customer the products they need, on time, but when bad weather comes, acting responsibly is your first priority. This Toolbox Talk assists drivers with tips and techniques for navigating the unpredictability of snow and sleet and ways you can prepare in the event of an accident.

Effective Workplace Housekeeping. Help employers and workers to identify good housekeeping basics needed to provide a safe and clean workplace.

Eye Injuries and Protection. This Toolbox Talk reviews what contributes to eye injuries and tools and equipment that when use properly can prevent costly and painful injuries to the eyes.

Fire Prevention. This Toolbox Talk helps employers and workers identify the three elements required to have a fire occur and steps to control these elements.

Foot Protection. Standing on your feet can be painful when not wearing proper shoes.  This Toolbox Talk will help you choose the right equipment and tips on foot care, to help keep you on the job.

Guidelines for Dealing with Summer Heat. Heat illnesses can come when you aren't prepared, inform employers and workers of precautions to take when the heat index is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

How to calculate the heat index. It's not just the air temperature that you should be aware of, it's the humidity that plays an even greater role than we think.

Hand Safety Aside from having proper eye care, protecting one's hands is also an important, yet often overlooked practices. This Toolbox Talk provides information about avoiding hand injury by keeping hands out of the "danger zone" while performing a work task.

Hazard Communication. The laws have changed, provide your workers with information about the chemicals they are working with or around, what hazards those chemicals pose and how they can protect themselves from those hazards.

Lighting in the Workplace It seems simple and it is, but proper lighting is critical to getting the job done right and safe. Help employers and employees ensure proper lighting in the workplace. (2011, September)

Making Safety a Priority This Toolbox Talk helps employers and others to inform their employees how to make safety a priority in their everyday experience by obeying safety rules.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Types and Use This Toolbox Talk helps employers meet their responsibility to educate employees on the types, labeling, and use of portable fire extinguishers.

Portable Fire Extinguisher Use  This Toolbox Talk helps employers to familiarize workers with the proper practices of using a fire extinguisher and the hazards associated with fighting small or developing fires.

Powered Industrial Truck Safety This Toolbox Talk provides employers and workers with safety rules they should follow to stay safe on the job when operating powered industrial trucks.

Preventing Injuries from Slips, Trips and Falls This Toolbox Talk helps employers and workers identify the hazards which result in slips, trips and fall injuries along with key steps to reduce the risks.

Safe Cell Phone Best Practices  This Toolbox Talk helps employers and workers to identify best practices for using cell phones and other hand held devices safely.

Safe Material Handling This Toolbox Talk provides information about lifting and safe handling of materials to avoid injuries when engaged in these activities.

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