Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talk No. 4 - Hard Hats

Daniel DupuisSeptember 20, 2019

Hard hats are a job site essential – you can’t step foot on many construction sites without one. But do you know when and why you need to wear one? Do you know what separates a Type 2 from a Type 1 hard hat? And how do you know when you need to replace your headgear? Read on for these and more guidelines for proper hard hat use.

Toolbox Talk No. 3 - Cold Weather

Julia FarrellMarch 29, 2019

Working outside in the winter can be dangerous, and construction workers who must brave the cold face occupational hazards like frostbite and hypothermia. Is your team ready to work in winter? This article provides an introduction to winter hazards and what you can do to keep yourself and your team safe when working in the cold.

Toolbox Talk No.2 – Ladder Safety

Bob FarrellOctober 29, 2018

According to the World Heath Organization, falls are the second leading cause of unintentional deaths in the world, second only to road traffic injuries. Furthermore, the CDC found that 43% of fatal falls at work in the last decade involved a ladder. Ladders are a useful and necessary tool for...

Toolbox Talk No. 1 – Workplace Violence

Julia FarrellOctober 08, 2018

Many working professionals have experienced violence in the workplace - either directly or indirectly. But do you realize how pervasive, and detrimental it can be to a working environment? This article addresses the warning signs that escalate into aggressive behavior, and what you can do to manage potentially violent situations.