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Curious about these things called toolbox safety talks, or tailgate safety meetings, sometimes called safety moments or even safety shares...  see these great references below:

"OSHA Construction Safety Standard 1926.21(b)(2) The employer shall instruct each employee in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe conditions and the regulations applicable to his work environment to control or eliminate any hazards or other exposure to illness or injury." - OSHA.gov  

"Tailgate Safety Talks are short, informal safety meetings conducted at the crew level on a periodic and as-needed basis, by first line supervisors regarding job-related hazards and safe work practices. The goal of Tailgate Safety Talks is to inform employees of specific hazards associated with a task and the safe way to do the job and also serves as a reminder to employees of what they already know, and establishes the supervisor's credibility and conscientiousness about his or her responsibilities for safety." - New York State, DOT 

"§1509 Injury and Illness Prevention Program.(d) Periodic meetings of supervisory employees shall be held under the direction of management for the discussion of safety problems and accidents that have occurred. (e) Supervisory employees shall conduct "toolbox" or "tailgate" safety meetings, or equivalent, with their crews at least every 10 working days to emphasize safety."- Construction Safety Order §1509 Cal/OSHA

"Toolbox talks are a primary way for construction contractors to provide workers with relevant site-specific safety information, but, unfortunately, too many contractors do not understand nor maximize their potential."- LHSFNA Management Co-Chairman Noel C. Borck

"Tailgate or Toolbox safety meetings (as required by T8 CCR 1509) are 10 - 15 minute on-the job meetings for employees in the construction industry. Tailgate/Toolbox safety meetings are held to keep employees alert to work-related hazards and prevent injuries. Tailgate or Toolbox meetings must address the specific hazards and safe work practices for the work tasks that employees are actually performing. These meetings allow supervisors to draw on the experience of employees and use that experience to remind them of the dangers of particular construction processes, tools, equipment, and materials."- State of California, Department of Industrial Relations

"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."- Harvard Environmental, Health, and Safety Department

"The names vary by industry and worksite—'Toolbox Talks,' 'Tailgate Chats,' 'Safety Meetings,' 'Crew Briefings'—but these brief, pre-shift pep talks can reinforce safety training, heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and safety regulations, and improve safety performance."- Roy Maurer online editor/manager for SHRM.

"Tailgate meeting, toolbox talk, or safety huddle... Whatever you call them, short targeted safety training is key to accident prevention."- Weeklysafety.com

Take a look at this complete plan for what one year of Weeklysafety.com safety meetings could look like. Use this to build your own custom safety meeting training plan. Consider it a gift...

1st Quarter

January, February, March

Week 1: OSHA Focus Four || Caught In/Between Hazards

Week 2: Personal Protection || Eye Safety 

Week 3: Health Hazards || Asbestos Awareness

Week 4: Heavy Equipment || Forklifts  

Week 5: Incident || Caught-in

Week 6: Man Lifts || Aerial Lifts 

Week 7: Site Safety || Confined Spaces  

Week 8: Ladder Safety || Extension Ladders

Week 9: Fall Protection || Floor Holes

Week 10: Electrical Safety || Extension Cords and GFCIs

Week 11: Excavation Safety || Work Around Underground Utilities

Week 12: Health Hazards || Back Injury Prevention

Week 13: Site Safety || Driving on the site

2nd Quarter

April, May, June

Week 14:  OSHA Focus Four || Electrocution

Week 15:  Personal Protection || Face Shields

Week 16:  Health Hazards || Carbon Monoxide

Week 17:  Heavy Equipment || Excavators, Loaders, Graders  

Week 18:  Incident || Eye Injury

Week 19:  Site Safety || Fire Prevention  

Week 20:  Ladder Safety || Inspecting Ladders

Week 21:  Site Safety || Poisonous Plants

Week 22:  Health Hazards || Heat Stress  

Week 23:  Site Safety || Insects, Bites, and Stings (1/2)  

Week 24:  Site Safety || Insects, Bites, and Stings (2/2)  

Week 25:  Tool Safety || Power Tools  

Week 26:  Site Safety || Snake Safety and Awareness

3rd Quarter

July, August, September

Week 27:  OSHA Focus Four || Falls

Week 28:  Personal Protection || Foot Protection

Week 29:  Health Hazards || Stress

Week 30:  Heavy Equipment || Trucks and dump trucks  

Week 31:  Incident || Fall Injury  

Week 32:  Man Lifts || Scissor Lifts

Week 33:  Tool Safety || Hand Tools  

Week 34:  Site Safety || Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

Week 35:  Excavation Safety || Specific Requirements

Week 36:  Electrical Safety || Safe Work Practices

Week 37:  Fall Protection || Fall Arrest Systems

Week 38:  Health Hazards || Seasonal Flu  

Week 39:  Ladder Safety || Step Ladders

4th Quarter

October, November, December

Week 40:  OSHA Focus Four || Struck-by Hazards

Week 41:  Personal Protection || Hand Protection  

Week 42:  Health Hazards || Lead Safety

Week 43:  Heavy Equipment || Crane Safety

Week 44:  Incident || Trench Cave-in

Week 45:  Excavation Safety || Cave-in Protection

Week 46:  Site Safety || Housekeeping

Week 47:  Fall Protection || Guardrails

Week 48:  Site Safety || OSHA Visits  

Week 49:  Man Lifts || Bucket Trucks

Week 50:  Site Safety || Work Zones

Week 51:  Health Hazards || Cold Stress

Week 52:  Site Safety || Signs and Barricades

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