Toolbox Talks

A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. These tools can be used daily to promote your departments safety culture. Toolbox talks are also intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.

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Arc Flash 500.70 KB 6 downloads

Arc flash is described by the National Fire Protection Association as “a dangerous...
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Bench & Pedestal Grinder Safety 768.92 KB 7 downloads

Bench mounted and pedestal grinders equipped with abrasive stones, wire brushes and...
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Carbon Monoxide 4.00 KB 0 downloads

CO is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas that is both toxic and flammable....
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Chemical Safety at Home 7.83 MB 8 downloads

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) was created to protect workers...
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Combustible Dust 633.82 KB 3 downloads

Combustible dust is a solid material composed of distinct particles or pieces which...
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Confined Space Safety 4.00 KB 0 downloads

Recent fatalities involving confined spaces demand that these areas be given more...
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Electrical Safety 7.74 MB 6 downloads

The majority of Canadians use electricity every day, both in the workplace and at...
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Emergency Preparedness 808.10 KB 6 downloads

Fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, and power outages — whatever the emergency...
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Eye and Face Protection 545.95 KB 10 downloads

Safety eyewear and face shields are the most common method used in industry to protect...
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Fall Protection - Types 694.08 KB 2 downloads

A fall protection system is components to support or suspend a worker at a worker...
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Fall Protection Equipment - Care and Use Of 542.19 KB 2 downloads

Fall protection is your lifeline to protect you from serious injury or death in the...
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Fatigue in the Workplace 509.48 KB 10 downloads

Fatigue is feeling tired weary from sleep, mental or physical work, or stress. Boring...
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Fire Extinguisher Basics 7.56 MB 8 downloads

Fire extinguishers are everywhere, in public buildings, apartment blocks, and in...
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First Aid Reporting 7.80 MB 6 downloads

First aid is defined as “in cases in which a person will need medical treatment,...
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Forklift Operation 544.94 KB 5 downloads

Forklifts are an under rated hazard that exist in most food processing and manufacturing...
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Hand Protection 750.43 KB 10 downloads

Hands are essential for work, yet hand injuries are one of the most common injuries...
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Hazard Identification 541.70 KB 11 downloads

Every day we encounter hazards. Some are easily identified but others may be difficult...
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Hearing Conservation 477.36 KB 2 downloads

“Noise” is unwanted sound. The psychological effects of noise is that it can...
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Hot Work 519.30 KB 5 downloads

Hot work is work that creates sparks or a flame (i.e. tiger torch), or a fire that...
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Incident Investigation 512.76 KB 4 downloads

An incident investigation is a process that analyses an incident to identify the...
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Industrial Storage Racking 825.57 KB 2 downloads

Storage racks are common in industry. Racks used to store materials have inherent...
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Knife Safety 664.44 KB 4 downloads

Cut injuries in the Manufacturing, food processing, wine making, brewing and distillery...
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Ladder Safety 491.55 KB 6 downloads

Fall injuries are a major source of injury in BC both at home and at work. Most of...
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Leadership and Committment 479.34 KB 1 downloads

Leadership allows leaders to influence to achieve a quality that inspires and attracts...
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Machine Safeguarding 658.65 KB 5 downloads

All machines have hazards. Machine motion from care and use can harm workers and...
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Manual Material Handling 564.06 KB 6 downloads

Manual materials handling is handling items by lifting, lowering, pushing, pulling,...
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Pedestrian Safety 584.21 KB 5 downloads

Pallet jacks, scissor lifts, aerial lift platforms, forklifts, and other equipment...
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Power Tool Safety 509.17 KB 4 downloads

In the manufacturing sector, many serious injuries are the result of hand held power...
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Safety Footwear 7.68 MB 4 downloads

All workers must wear footwear suitable to the conditions and hazards in their workplace....
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Scissor Lift Safety 777.59 KB 3 downloads

Scissor lifts are a relatively economical way to work at height safely and efficiently...
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Slips, Trips and Falls 7.83 MB 10 downloads

Slips, trips and falls are the 3rd leading cause of recordable injuries across BC...
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WHMIS 675.45 KB 5 downloads

When dealing with hazardous products in Canada (in-use, handling, storage) you need...
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Working Alone 7.80 MB 4 downloads

Working alone or in isolation means working where there is no readily available assistance...
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Workplace Roles & Responsibilities 7.72 MB 7 downloads

The Internal Responsibility System (IRS) is the underlying philosophy of occupational...
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X-Ray Safety 605.97 KB 1 downloads

Radiation is simply energy that is in motion. It can travel either in waves or as...