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The topic of an in-house safety meeting is important—but only if you can keep your crew’s attention during the discussion
By Joe Covello
Safety in the workplace can be a struggle for many employers. They find it difficult to comply with required regulations while turning a profit. Yet employees are usually eager to not only perform their jobs well but also do so while still keeping safety a primary concern. Therefore, finding ways to encourage safety in the workplace is critical.
Toolbox talks can help. These continual, weekly training meetings typically focus on jobsite conditions, hazards, accidents and near-misses. Such discussions are essential to helping your crews reduce their accident/incident rates, lessen the occurrence of ill health and deter environmental damage at your jobsites. As a whole, toolbox talks—or whatever you want to call them at your firm—play a major part in each employee’s efforts toward building an increased awareness of workplace hazards and knowing the precautions needed to eliminate or control them....