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Weekly Toolbox Talk: Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips and Falls (Fall Prevention)

We have all experienced slipping, tripping, stumbling or falling.  Usually the only result is that you feel silly, embarrassed, and perhaps got a scrape or bruise.  But falls kill 1,200 people at work a year.  They are the biggest cause of accidental death in the workplace. More than 33,000 people are disabled every year from falling down stairs, while many more people receive other injuries like strains, sprains, and fractures.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Sprains and Strains

Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains continue to be one of the highest types of injuries within our company. By following a few simple rules, many of these injuries can be avoided or their severity greatly reduced. Medical evidence has shown that performing warm-up exercises before work and after breaks reduces strain and sprain type injuries.

These rules are:

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Struck by Moving Objects

STRUCK BY MOVING OBJECTS   

Probably the most unpredictable type of accident is being struck by a moving object, because it is usually out of the routine.  

What do you look out for? What do you have to guard against? You should be careful at blind intersections in and around the worksite, and look out for stacked materials, equipment, sharp objects, overhead work and hidden debris. Rolls or pipes improperly stacked and unguarded can give way and roll into you, causing serious consequences.  Always barricade materials to keep traffic away from them and aware of hazards.  

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Material Handling

Material Handling Instruction

You will need to demonstrate material handling with at least two different sizes of rock: refer to weight/loading information listed below that was obtained from our suppliers. You will need to demonstrate manual handling of studs and track of different gauges and types. Please read and cover the points addressed in this Tool Box Talk.

Make sure you wear gloves when handling metal: use this opportunity to review the importance of proper hand protection with your crew.   

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Employee Handbook Part I

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK PART I
 
ATTENDANCE
Regular and on-time attendance is essential to the efficient operations of the Company, and is an essential function of every employee’s job. Excessive absenteeism and tardiness are not only inconvenient, they are also costly problems.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Think Safety 2014

THINK SAFETY 2014

The beginning of a new year is always a good time to evaluate how we work together and can emphasize safe production habits in everything we do. Safety will not occur by chance: it takes every worker’s determination and effort each and every day.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Cold Weather Safety

WEEKLY TOOLBOX TALK: COLD WEATHER SAFETY
 
As the weather becomes “frightful” during winter months, construction workers who must brave the outdoor conditions face the occupational hazard of exposure to the cold.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains continue to be one of the highest types of injuries within our company. By following a few simple rules, many of these injuries can be avoided or their severity greatly reduced.

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