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Regularly scheduled, weekly safety meetings make sense: they’re a simple way to help prevent loss by reaching those who have the most to gain – and the most to lose – by addressing potential safety issues before they become problems. But why a meeting? Employee meetings:

  • Encourage safety awareness by fostering an exchange of ideas in an environment where they’re not so easily ignored.
  • Get employees actively involved, demand feedback and get everyone thinking about safety.
  • Motivate employees to follow safety procedures and are ideal for demonstrating the proper use of equipment and techniques.
  • Can nip safety hazards in the bud by pinpointing minor hazards before an accident happens.
  • Introduce workers to new safety rules, equipment and preventive practices and also reinforce existing rules, policies and procedures – along with the reasons behind them.
  • Provide vital information on accident causes and types, what the company is doing to prevent them and the role employees play in that prevention.
What should you talk about when you meet? Check out the Toolbox Talk newsletters below for current topics. You can download our recent issue or request a back issue. To download an alert or recall message, click on it.


01/13/2010
Accident Investigation (143KB )



01/03/2010
Accident Prevention (161KB )



12/29/2009
Accidents Near Misses (121KB )



11/16/2009
Excavation Training for the Competent Person (140KB )



10/07/2009
Fall Prevention (165KB )



08/27/2009
Hand Tool Rules (165KB )



06/14/2009
HAZCOM (148KB )



05/22/2009
Permit Required Confined Spaces (144KB )



05/14/2009
Safety Management (147KB )



05/07/2009
Scaffolding (140KB )




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