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#150755 - 10/04/05 07:43 PM Safty tool box talk  
bdonus  Offline
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Joined: Oct 2005
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chicago, il
We are requirered to have weekly safty talks on the job. Does anyone konw if there is information showing examples of these talks. We need a different subject each week. Thanks for any help.

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#150756 - 10/15/05 09:31 PM Re: Safty tool box talk  
Trumpy  Offline

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SI,New Zealand
Welcome bdonus to ECN,
Sorry that there hasn't been a more recent reply to your topic.
It's a good'un though.
Surely there is someone that can give some topics for a weekly talk.

#150757 - 10/16/05 04:52 PM Re: Safty tool box talk  
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I am not entirely sure that a specific "safety" talk is such a good idea.
Such things tend to focus on tools, materials, and procedures....not bad things in themselves, but a step backwards if "safety" stops there.
Indeed, too many times I have seen "safety" degenerate into kangaroo courts, and absolutely absurd positions being advanced as doctrine.

In the "History of Safety", the original emphasis was on tools and equipment; this led to statistical improvement that quickly levelled off.
The next step was a focus on procedures...and again, a quick improvement occurred, that quickly levelled off.
The third 'step' was a focus on management- and the "corporate culture." Great improvements were being made- and then OSHA was created.
Back we were to focusing on 'parts and policies-' and the accident rates went right back up! Statistically, it was as though we instantly regressed 12-15 years! And improvement has been ever so slow since then.

Rather than a dedicated "safety talk," scheduled at a specific time, I would look for a more general 'time out,' at irregular intervals, to implement housekeeping, training, and discussion/ feedback.
As an example, on your way to work you might observe that your driving was affected momentarily by some fool who just had to honk his horn at the pretty lady at the bus stop. On the job site, this can be applied to improving both work and safety by reducing unnecessary distractions.

Safety has to be an integral part of the job- not just the first ten minutes on Monday morning! And, statistics proove, the source is with management- not the poor sod who get hurt!

#150758 - 10/27/05 10:41 PM Re: Safty tool box talk  
electure  Offline

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Fullerton, CA USA
There is way more to a safety program than a 10 minute meeting every week.
Put your heart into it. It's needed, not just required. It could keep you or a co-worker alive,

Here's a site that has (although not specifically electrical) Tailgate Safety Meetings, and the attendance forms (for free).

#150759 - 10/28/05 02:31 AM Re: Safty tool box talk  
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Scott (Electure),
Thanks a lot mate!. [Linked Image]

#150760 - 10/30/05 06:29 PM Re: Safty tool box talk  
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That link that Electure posted above has some really good stuff in it.
Not just for Safety talks, but good advice in general.
The Ladder safety articles are well worth a read in themselves. [Linked Image]

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