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Commitment to Safety: What Commitment to Safety Means

Commitment to Safety: What Commitment to Safety Means

Welcome to this important safety orientation titled Commitment to Safety brought to you by Safety Matters, Incorporated. This course has been developed to explain how safety can be incorporated into your duties in the workplace each and every day. This takes a true...

Hearing Conservation: What is Sound? – Toolbox Talk

Hearing Conservation: What is Sound? – Toolbox Talk

Sound is, essentially, variations of air pressure caused by vibrations. Sound has both frequency and intensity. Frequency, or pitch, refers to the number of sound vibrations per second. This is expressed as cycles per second, or hertz. Sounds can be low in pitch, like...

How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

How to Prevent Slips, Trips, and Falls in the Workplace

Slips, trips, and falls cause nearly 700 fatalities per year, and many more injuries in the workplace, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While incidents happen in any environment, many of these incidents can be prevented by taking the right precautions,...

Spill Prevention Techniques – Toolbox Talk

Spill Prevention Techniques – Toolbox Talk

A spill of a chemical could immediately endanger you and your co-workers who are near the spill. It may even present a danger to others within the facility and possibly even those in the nearby community. It may also contaminate the environment. You can reduce this...

Types of Slips, Trips, and Falls – Toolbox Talk

Types of Slips, Trips, and Falls – Toolbox Talk

Slips and trips are caused from unintended or unexpected change in the contact between the foot and walking surface. Slips and trips do not always result in a fall. Back injuries, strains, sprains, turned ankles or other painful injuries can occur due to jerking and...

3 Categories of Respiratory Hazards in the Workplace

3 Categories of Respiratory Hazards in the Workplace

Many workplace environments are exposed to a range of respiratory hazards. To safely protect yourself and your employees from these hazards, it's important to understand what they are and how they affect people. With that information, you'll be able to choose the...

NFPA 70E: Arc Flash Safety – Toolbox Talk

NFPA 70E: Arc Flash Safety – Toolbox Talk

An arc flash is, very simply, an electrical short circuit through air. It doesn't matter whether it occurs from phase to ground or phase to phaser. What does matter for it to occur is that enough energy is present to perpetuate the arc. Both lightning and an electric...

Respiratory Selection – Toolbox Talk

Respiratory Selection – Toolbox Talk

Respirators come in a wide variety of types, shapes, and sizes. The specific type required for adequate protection depends on the type of hazardous substance in the work environment and the type of work being performed. To select the correct respirator, it is...

Preventing Back Injuries in the Workplace

Preventing Back Injuries in the Workplace

A back injury is one of the most disabling injuries in America. In the workplace, there are a number of ways we put our back at risk of injury every day, most of which are preventable. Whether you're an employee who sits at a desk in an office setting, or you manage a...

Physical Characteristics of Electricity – Toolbox Talk

Physical Characteristics of Electricity – Toolbox Talk

To work around electricity safely, it is necessary to understand how it acts, how it can be directed, what hazards it presents and how these hazards can be controlled. It is necessary that you know the basic terms that describe electricity and their meaning in order...

Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace: 3 Key Basics

Understanding Bloodborne Pathogens in the Workplace: 3 Key Basics

Bloodborne pathogen awareness is an important safety topic for any workplace where employees could potentially encounter any bloodborne pathogen. The first step to planning proper safety procedures is ensuring you and your employees understand what bloodborne...