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Toolbox Talk No. 14 - Heat Stress
August 19, 2021 Caitlin Plante

Toolbox Talk No. 14 - Heat Stress

It’s summertime, and that means longer days, no school, and the 4th of July. For many, it’s a fun, enjoyable time of year, but as construction workers, we need to remember that with summer comes heat. That heat can be dangerous, causing illness, injury, and death. Today on Toolbox Talks, we will discuss heat stress and what you can do to keep yourself and your team safe in the summer heat.
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  • Toolbox Talk No. 14 - Heat Stress
    August 19, 2021 Caitlin Plante

    Toolbox Talk No. 14 - Heat Stress

    It’s summertime, and that means longer days, no school, and the 4th of July. For many, it’s a fun, enjoyable time of year, but as construction workers, we need to remember that with summer comes heat. That heat can be dangerous, causing illness, injury, and death. Today on Toolbox Talks, we will discuss heat stress and what you can do to keep yourself and your team safe in the summer heat.
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  • Toolbox Talk No. 13 - Skylights and Roof Openings
    July 20, 2021 Caitlin Plante

    Toolbox Talk No. 13 - Skylights and Roof Openings

    Skylights are a beautiful addition to any building. They provide natural lighting, lower electricity usage, and have been shown to improve mental health for those working or living inside the building. Although there are many benefits, skylights and other roof openings pose a major risk to construction workers. In fact, in 2001, 58 workers died falling through skylights, existing roof openings, and existing floor openings. Many more were injured. Construction workers must follow OSHA guidelines to protect themselves and others. Read on to learn about how to keep yourself and fellow workers safe.
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  • Toolbox Talk No. 12 - Hand Tools: Inspections & Maintenance
    April 16, 2021 Caitlin Plante

    Toolbox Talk No. 12 - Hand Tools: Inspections & Maintenance

    Today, we have an essential topic for construction work – how to properly inspect and maintain your hand tools. Every construction worker needs a variety of tools in their belt, but to keep your tools in top shape you need to take good care of them. Whatever your favorite hand tools are, read along for helpful tips and tricks to keep them effective, and how to identify tools that need to be hung up for good.

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  • Toolbox Talk No. 11 - Scaffolding
    March 1, 2021 Caitlin Plante

    Toolbox Talk No. 11 - Scaffolding

    Scaffolding is as ancient as cave paintings. The first evidence of scaffolding being used is in the oldest cave painting site in the world: Lascaux. Scaffolding has come a long way since then, making pit stops in Ancient Greece and Ancient Egypt. Today, scaffolding is a vital aspect of working at heights. Read along with us at Wryker to find out how to properly use scaffolding!
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  • Toolbox Talk No. 10 - Roof Trash Removal
    January 27, 2021 Caitlin Plante

    Toolbox Talk No. 10 - Roof Trash Removal

    Today, we will be specifically discussing the removal of debris from roofs. Working at heights is a dangerous job, but someone has to do it. Therefore, we need to make sure we are doing everything to ensure safety. Adequate roof trash removal is a crucial step in creating a safe environment. Read on with us to learn how to remove your debris safely.
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  • Toolbox Talk No. 9 - Housekeeping on Construction Jobsites
    January 12, 2021 Caitlin Plante

    Toolbox Talk No. 9 - Housekeeping on Construction Jobsites

    Construction is a tough job. Hectic, long days can be overwhelming and tiring, but housekeeping on a construction site should not be skipped no matter how exhausted you may be. It is an essential task that provides a clean, safe workspace. Not only does it reduce injury, but it can also help create a positive work environment by fostering positive attitudes and good habits.
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