Toolbox Talks

One Secret to Good Toolbox Talks: Positivity

This is an excerpt from our free toolbox tips guide.

Too many toolbox talks feel like a chore. At best they can be boring, and at worst they can come across as scolding workers. Who wants to pay attention to that?

Additional PPE Considerations for Summer Weather

When the weather gets warmer, it’s hard to keep cool—especially when you work in an industry like construction that requires you to wear personal protective equipment while working outside in the heat.

How Technology Can Help Your Workforce With Fatigue

In high-hazard industries like construction or utilities, worker fatigue can easily result in serious injuries and deaths. But it’s important to note that all workplaces are affected by fatigue, which can lower productivity and increase injury rates in any line of work.

How To Identify Workplace Safety Champions

Workplace safety champions are the beating heart of a strong health and safety culture. They are people who are passionate about safety, take an active role on safety committees or lead by example among their peers.

Which Topics To Discuss in a Toolbox Talk

Anyone tasked with delivering toolbox talks or holding regular safety meetings has run into the problem of exhausting the usual topics. After going on and on about the same safety issues for months on end, they realize that workers have started to tune out.

Take Control of Your Toolbox Talks with This Free Guide

Toolbox talks. Safety startups. Tailgate meetings. Whatever you call them, short discussions with workers about safety are really important. It can also be really challenging to deliver them effectively and consistently.

What's the Right Length of Time for Toolbox Talks?

Let's say you can allot 1 hour per month on safety talks. Is it better to have one 60-minute talk or six 10-minute talks?