Free Safety Moments, Hard Hat Chats, Pre-Start talks, Toolbox Talks and Lessons Learned Tips and Resources
Just Toolbox it!
‘Just Toolbox it!’ How often have you heard this term in risk and safety? It seems to be the key way we address safety concerns including incidents, hazards, a ‘safety alert’ or a ‘safety share’ READ MORE >>>>>>>
What is a Safety Moment?
This concept seems to have evolved in recent years, based on the similar concept of the toolbox talk or pre-start meeting. The idea of a safety moment is to focus attention and start thinking and discussion about a particular risk, task or just safety in general. They are generally short and sharp (3 – 5 minutes). They are usually held at the start of a shift, at random times during the day or at the start of a meeting. They could cover a range of topics depending on what is relevant, or of interest or important at the time like seasonal, after a holiday or weekend, during a safety stand-down, when work conditions change, safety month themes or following a specific incident.
Why not try reading some of these Safety Poems and ask people to share what they mean to them? SAFETY POEMS FOR THE WORKPLACE
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Toolbox Talk Fact Sheet toolbox_talks_fact_sheet_0
If there was ever a dumb invention to desensitize Safety to safety it was the ‘safety moment’. Whoever thought this was a good idea knew very little about human neuropsychology.
This strange mythology supposes that starting every meeting with a ‘safety minute’ or whatever it is called demonstrates ‘safety first’ mentality. It doesn’t.
What safety moments demonstrate is absolutely no cognizance of how humans or safety works. Such is the inability of safety to understand the basics of trade-offs and by-products (https://safetyrisk.net/target-trade-offs-and-numeric-goals/).
7 tips for Toolbox Talks and Safety Moments
A safety toolbox talk is a short safety meeting that is held before work begins to discuss a specific safety topic. It is designed to raise awareness about potential hazards and to promote safe work practices. Here are some tips for conducting effective safety toolbox talks:
- Choose a relevant topic: Select a topic that is relevant to the work being done and that will help prevent accidents or injuries.
- Keep it short: Toolbox talks should be brief, generally lasting no more than 10 to 15 minutes.
- Engage your audience: Encourage your workers to participate in the discussion and to ask questions.
- Use visual aids: Visual aids such as videos, pictures, or diagrams can help illustrate your point and reinforce the importance of the topic.
- Make it interactive: Encourage workers to share their experiences and ideas about the topic. This can help make the talk more engaging and relevant to the group.
- Review key points: Summarize the key points of the talk and ask workers to repeat them back to you to ensure they understand.
- Follow up: Follow up on the topic in future toolbox talks or meetings to reinforce the message and ensure compliance with safe work practices.
Remember, toolbox talks are an important part of any safety program and can help prevent accidents and injuries in the workplace. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your toolbox talks are effective and engaging.
What are the Most Popular Safety Moment Topics?
Diversity and inclusion
Slips, trips, and falls
Ladders and Stairs
Proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Chemical and Materials Safety
Workplace Ergonomics and Housekeeping
Drugs and Alcohol Misuse in the Workplace
Road and Driver Safety
Fire Safety and Evacuation Plans
The Basics of First Aid
Fatigue & Stress Management
COVID-19 Awareness and Preparedness
Safety Moment Videos
if you aren’t confident in delivering your own safety moment then perhaps you could download one of the many videos available on YouTube?
Some Excellent Free Safety Moment Resources:
Halliburton say they start each and every meeting with a safety moment. They keep a stock of safety messages for our employees, customers and anyone who visits their website. They cover a range of topics including work permits, malaria, PPE, ladder safety and electrical lockouts.
Safetymoment.com provide a collection of free safety moments from around the world. Categories include: Environmental, Remediation, Load and Transport, Fire, Office Fire Prevention, Health >>, OSHA Heat Safety Spanish, House and Home, Poison Ivy, Landfills, Basic Waste Applications Training – Landfill Video (2001), Earthquake, Safety Awareness Test, Refinery and Plant
Free Safety Talks to Print for Your Next Safety Meeting
www.safetytalkideas.com – Browse the 250+ completely free safety talks! Print them off to use for your next safety meeting or moment with your team. Use the category links below to segment the talks by the specified category to easily find what you are looking for. Just some of the examples from their resource page: https://www.safetytalkideas.com/safety-talks/
- Achieving Safety Goals
- Alcohol Use
- Annual Checkup
- Asbestos Dangers
- Attitude and Safety
- Auto Accident Procedures
- Automated External Defibrillators
- Back Injuries and Prevention
- Backing Up Hazards
- Battery Handling
- Battling Complacency
- Bees and Wasps
- Before a Work Task Begins
- Being Client-focused (Construction Industry)
A Safety Moment is a brief safety talk about a specific subject at the beginning of a meeting or shift. Also known as safety minutes or safety chats, these talks can be done in a variety of ways, but are typically a brief (2-5 minute) discussion on a safety related topic. They can cover a variety of safety topics and remind employees of the importance of being safe; at work, at home and in all aspects of our lives.
Including a Safety Moment at the beginning of your meeting can help bring safety issues or topics up in a timely, clear, brief, and non-threatening way. Safety Moments are designed to reinforce safety knowledge and everyone’s commitment towards a positive safety culture.
The listing of Safety Moments is general information not meant to replace departmental policy, protocol or safe work procedures, but to remind us about the importance of health and safety, help us recognize and control hazards, increase awareness and contribute to a culture of safety. Remember, there are potential hazards in all workplaces.
This listing has been created to provide employees and managers with ready access to Safety Moments for use in their meetings. We will continue to create additional Safety Moments to add to the database. Any suggestions for a Safety Moment or information on a safety topic can be forwarded to them
Also posted are presentation slides which can be downloaded and included in any presentation where you are starting with a safety moment.
- Preventing Heat Exhaustion (251 KB)
- Supervising Children Around Water (275 KB)
- Rescue Guidelines When You are Alone and Fall Through the Ice (271 KB)
- Rid the Household of Head Lice (275 KB)
- ABC’s of Heavy Lifting (257 KB)
- Identifying Confined Spaces (252 KB)
- Before You Enter a Confined Space (255 KB)
- Driving Safely (253 KB)
- Working with Hearing Loss (257 KB)
- Fall Protection (256 KB)
- Ladders (Step) (253 KB)
- Active Living at Work (298 KB)
- Parking Lot Safety (275 KB)
- ATM’s and ATM cards (282 KB)
- Violence in the Workplace (Working Late) (274 KB)
- Walking, Still our Best Medicine (275 KB)
- Preparing for Safe Travel (277 KB)
- Safe Travel (Tips for the Journey) (276 KB)
- Safe Travel (Packing Tips) (277 KB)
- Handling Suspicious Mail (284 KB)
- Check-in Procedure for Employees Who Work Alone (280 KB)
- Ergonomic Safety Rules for Moving Objects (280 KB)
- General Safety Tips (276 KB)
- Ladders (Storage and Handling) (256 KB)
- Your Mental Health (Aging) (280 KB)
- Noise Induced Hearing Loss (260 KB)
- Rescue Guidelines When Someone Falls Through the Ice (276 KB)
- Creating a Safe Workplace for Young Workers (278 KB)
- Snow Blower (Safe Operation) (277 KB)
- Stretches for the Back, Side and Legs (281 KB)
- Stretches for the Hands and Forearms (281 KB)
- Stretches for the Neck and Shoulders (281 KB)
- Stretching at the Workstation (280 KB)
- Understanding Ice Strength (276 KB)
- Vehicle Visual Inspection (255 KB)
- Work Safer – Working Alone (General Information to Consider) (281 KB)
- Workplace Bullying (256 KB)
How about sharing some of your safety moments resources in the comments below?
3 Ways to Make Your Safety Moments More Personal – by EHS Today
Whether it’s at the start of a meeting, a shift or a conference call, we’ve all likely taken part in some form of a safety moment, where someone briefly talks about a specific topic related to safety.
Does your company do safety moments? If so, what do you consider to be an effective safety moment? It’s an interesting question, and one that I took a bit for granted until recently. I’ve heard people do safety moments in many different ways, with varying degrees of relevance to the actual work environment, but they all bring us back to the importance of safety in some way. READ MORE >>>>>
Safety moment examples often focus on core protocols, which, while important, can become dull. And when safety training becomes dull or routine, workers are more likely to check out. Try livening up your safety moments with some unconventional topics. This is a great way to re-engage staff—something new and unexpected will perk up your listeners. It’s also an effective way to go beyond conventional regulations, because while OSHA or other standardized regulations are important guidelines, in order to keep your staff safe, you need to go beyond regulations and get specific about your work environment. Regulations should be your base-level requirements, not your end goals. MORE >>>>>
Industrial Safety Moments App
This convenient new tool is a compliance and training oriented approach to shared safety moments and easily accessible directly on your mobile device.
Total Safety designed the Industrial Safety Moments app with workers in mind. Total Safety experts applied more than 20 years of safety experience to develop real-world, relevant topical overviews, and conversation starters.
Plus each Total Safety Industrial Safety Moment links to the relevant regulatory requirements, making it easy to access and share critical information.
Users can find the perfect safety moment content by entering the app through the market specific – industrial channels on the opening screen. Once in the industrial channel of their choice, they can search by solutions in a wide array of safety categories such as gas detection, emergency rescue, fire prevention, respiratory protection, industrial hygiene, and much more.
Total Safety also provides a convenient tool at the bottom of each safety moment that allows users to receive a slide of that safety moment for insertion into a presentation. And, with the touch of a button, users can easily share the app with a friend.
QUESTION: How effective was your last safety moment? Did you end up doing more harm than good? If people detect even a hint of hidden agenda or it comes across as contrived or a tick n flick then you are wasting your time and theirs………..
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Health and Safety Resource Centre
Consulting and communicating with workers on health and safety matters is not only good practice, but a legislative requirement. It is especially important when introducing a new plant, equipment, work practices or systems and helps a workplace to eliminate or minimise hazards from the beginning.
Improvements in health and safety are achieved when management workers (including contractors) and other stakeholders (such as engagers of contractors and recruiters) identify, discuss and resolve issues.
To enable effective consultation and communication many organisations use ‘Toolbox Talks’. A Toolbox Talk is an informal health and safety meeting that focuses on topics related to the workplace or job, such as hazards, safe work practices and how the organisation is minimising risks.
The following Toolbox Talk topics provide information about common workplace hazards along with guidance for the facilitator. Organisations may wish to add their own information to each resource.
Toolbox Talk: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
06 Apr 2020
Toolbox Talk: Mental Health at Work
20 Jan 2020
Toolbox Talk: The Dangers of Sitting
16 Apr 2019
Toolbox Talk: Noise
16 Apr 2019
Toolbox Talk: Sun Safety
12 Apr 2019
Toolbox Talk: Working at Heights
01 Mar 2019
Toolbox Talk: Slips, Trips and Falls
01 Mar 2019
Toolbox Talk: How to Report an Incident
01 Mar 2019