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A common activity found on most job sites is utilization of machines and equipment. Equipment can come in all shapes and sizes, from a table saw, to a bobcat. These pieces of equipment, if used improperly can be dangerous. One way to reinforce the safety requirements of using machine guards is through a toolbox talk. But what is a toolbox talk and how can it be used.
A toolbox talk is a document that is reviewed as part of weekly or daily meetings with the workers on site to remind them of safety trends or issues. It is intended to provide a summary of information intended to reinforce key items to the workers. A toolbox talk is given by the supervisor and signed off by workers receiving the talk.
This safety tool box talk on machine guards covers a number of the key basic principles and guidelines for the proper use of equipment and it’s guards on a jobsite.
This is a Word Document – meaning it will work in Microsoft Office and Google Docs (and any other software you use).
As a reminder – it is your requirement to ensure this document meets all local, regional, federal codes and safety requirements.