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Working In The Rain

Safety Toolbox Talks Employees working in the rain face additional hazards, such as poor visibility and wet, slippery surfaces. Here are work practices that will help prevent accidents and injuries when working in the rain. Move more slowly and carefully. When working in the rain, a natural reaction is to try to work more quickly […]

Machine Guards

Safety Toolbox Talks We’ve all had the very frustrating experience of doing what we thought was a favor for someone only to have it rejected or go unappreciated. I suppose if machine guards were human, they would experience this sort of frustration frequently. While the basic motive for guarding is to protect, not prohibit, guards […]


Safety Toolbox Talks Scarcely a day passes that we don’t read of or hear about someone being injured or killed in a scaffold fall. Faulty design and inadequate construction are sometimes involved but, in most cases, scaffold accidents are caused by careless maintenance and improper use. Help keep your scaffolds safe by observing these simple […]

Ladder Safety

Safety Toolbox Talks Portable ladders are a simple and effective means for safe climbing except for one major problem. Workers sometimes find portable ladders so easy to use that they neglect normal precautions and safety rules. The result, too often, is an accident. Almost all ladder accidents can be avoided by following the three basic rules of ladder safety: […]

Trench/Excavation Safety

Safety Toolbox Talks 1. Notify the Department of Safety & Environmental Affairs (S&EA) at 818-954-2890, 24 hours prior to any digging activities if the depth is five (5) feet or greater 2. Keep a copy of the permit/notification on the job site 3. A competent person must supervise the trench/excavation at all times 4. Determine […]

Working at Heights – Fixed Ladders

Safety Toolbox Talks When climbing a xed ladder over 20 feet in length without rest balconies, or that is not equipped with a ladder cage, you must use a ladder safety device. This equipment includes: a full-body harness and a sliding sleeve attached to either a xed-rail or cable system. Prior to using any fall […]

Welding and Soldering

Safety Toolbox Talks 1. Store and transport compressed gas cylinders in the upright position with the valve protective caps on. Secure cylinders in portable service upright with a chain. 2. Never weld in areas with limited or restricted air supply (con􀃘ned space) without prior approval from the Department of Safety and Environmental Affairs 3. Do […]

Waste & Recyclable Paint

Safety Toolbox Talks In order to comply with Federal, State and Local Laws this production carefully controls the use and disposal of hazardous substances such as paint and paint related materials. You are expected to follow the guidelines below: Waste Paint Consolidation and Labeling These guidelines are mandatory for all employees working with paint and […]

Warning Labels (Hazardous/Chemical)

Safety Toolbox Talks Recognizing and Understanding Hazardous Chemical Warning Labels Understanding warning labels will help you to handle and use hazardous chemicals properly and to avoid health and safety problems at the worksite. The Hazard Communication Standard–or HazCom-requires all hazardous chemical containers to have warning labels on them or on a sign placed near the […]

Safety Data Sheet and Safety Labels

Safety Toolbox Talks In today’s world, most tasks require the use of some type of chemical. While many chemicals are classed as “hazardous,” we can use these chemicals safely, if we bear in mind that they must be used cautiously. Just because we are familiar with a chemical doesn’t mean that we should regard it […]