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Toolbox Talks

  • 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. 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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  • Toolbox Talk No. 8 - Safety Monitor Systems
    November 16, 2020 Caitlin Plante

    Toolbox Talk No. 8 - Safety Monitor Systems

    Working at heights is a hazardous risk, but it is necessary for construction. Here at Wryker, we are committed to providing information on the safety measures you can take to protect yourself and your fellow workers. Today we will discuss safety monitors, a commonly used method of fall protection for low slope roofs. Safety monitors are a sound way to ensure superior safety when working at heights. Read on to learn more about safety monitors: their roles, qualifying job sites, and practical advice for successful implementation.
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