What do people talk about at safety meetings?

Some possible topics for safety meetings:

  • Choosing the right eye protection
  • Traffic & pedestrian safety on the jobsite
  • Forklift-pedestrian safety
  • Staying within the limits while using an extended reach forklift
  • Eye hazards from laser equipment
  • The top seven causes of lower back injuries
  • The top five injuries from nail guns
  • What's a rotator cuff, and why do they get torn?
  • Injuries during the first and last hours of the day
  • Making temporary walkways that are safe
  • How to keep the walkways clear and reduce clutter
  • What to do in case of a specific emergency -- fire, earthquake, chemical spill
  • A "close call" someone reported. For example: a near-miss by a forklift
  • How someone in the company got injured
  • How someone in another company got injured
  • How to safely operate a new piece of equipment the company has just bought or leased.
  • New hazards now that the season is changing -- rain, cold, heat, darkness
  • How to predict an accident
  • What would make these safety meetings more worth your time?
  • Watching out for "road rage"
  • Using a fire extinguisher
  • Reporting unsafe conditions & near misses
  • Using a cell phone while driving
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Our Lock-Out/Tag-Out ("Energy Control") program
  • Recognizing the effects of carbon monoxide
  • Problems in using ladders
  • Stretching exercises to prevent injuries
  • How loud is too loud?

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