On the Job Tool Box Safety Talks for Construction

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Construction Safety Council
Assurance Agency
Residential Construction Employers Council

CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training

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Head Protection - You may be exposed to the hazards of falling objects at work and need to protect yourself from the risk of head injuries. This is an excellent article for On the Job Toolbox Talks.

Hearing Protection - Noise is recognized by OSHA as a preventable cause of temporary or permanent hearing loss, stress, and other physical problems.

Electric Power - A mistake around electricity could easily be your last.

Ergonomics - The way you organize the elements of your workplace to fit your individual needs is probably the most important consideration in working comfortably. You can save time and effort throughout the work day by taking a few minutes to think about the best position for your equipment and the most effective use of your space.

Electrical Equipment - This information is being provided to highlight the requirements for the use of extension cords, electrical tools, temporary power and temporary lighting.

Nail Guns save time and energy at construction sites. They can also be deadly when handled incorrectly. Before you pull the trigger, think about where the fastener is going.
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Incident Reporting - The health and safety of our employees is a top priority. It is everyone’s responsibility to help prevent injuries and report all incidents immediately so that the same thing does not happen again.

Ladder Safety in Construction - Ladders are indispensable additions to jobsites. While they are uncomplicated and simple to use, you shouldn’t take ladder safety for granted. Ladder problems are easy for OSHA inspectors to spot and therefore companies receive numerous citations every year.

Falls: General Protection and Awareness - Falls are the leading cause of injuries at work sites. Falls can occur from ladders, scaffolding, vehicles, heavy equipment, aerial lifts, openings, platforms, and roofs.

Heat Stress - The combination of heat and humidity can be a serious health threat during the summer months. So, take

Air Contaminants - On the job tool box safety talks - An air contaminant is any substance that is accidentally or unintentionally introduced into the air, having the effect of rendering the air toxic or harmful to some degree.