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...

Lockout/Tagout Standards – Toolbox Talk

Lockout/Tagout Standards – Toolbox Talk

The Lockout Standard of OSHA for industry includes lockout requirements for the servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment and any associated activities. Normal production operations are not covered by the standard unless an employee is required to remove or...

GHS Label Requirements for Shipping

GHS Label Requirements for Shipping

The essential goal of hazard communication is to ensure that anyone coming into contact with a hazardous chemical has the reliable, practical, and comprehensible information they need to take effective preventative and protective measures for their health and safety....

Sexual Harassment: Definitions – Toolbox Talk

Sexual Harassment: Definitions – Toolbox Talk

The decisions issued by the Supreme Court in 1998 provided distinct definitions of sexual harassment in the workplace and were guided by two main types. The first type is called quid pro quo. Quid pro quo is Latin for “this for that,” and refers to situations in which...

MEWP: Familiarization Through Training – Toolbox Talk

MEWP: Familiarization Through Training – Toolbox Talk

Operators can only operate MEWPs that they are authorized, trained and have been familiarized to operate. Familiarization must occur with each unit that will be operated prior to use, during training and inspection. Operators must also be familiar with where the...

Winter Driving Tips for Employees

Winter Driving Tips for Employees

When you drive for work, it's important to take extra care during the winter. Especially in cold, snowy climates like Michigan, winter weather can hit hard, making it difficult to drive safely. Before you head out on any drive this winter, be sure you've reviewed and...

PPE: Head Protection Selection – Toolbox Talk

PPE: Head Protection Selection – Toolbox Talk

Over 70,000 disabling head injuries occur every year in industry. Hard hats were worn by only 16% of these workers who sustained head injuries.   Head protection, in the form of protective hats, must do two things, resist penetration and be shock absorbent. This...

5 Workplace Fire Safety Tips

5 Workplace Fire Safety Tips

Maintaining a safe work environment includes a quality workplace fire prevention program. October is fire safety month, making this a great time to review your fire safety program. Here are 5 workplace fire safety tips to get you started! #1 Minimize Workplace Fire...

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