Choose Hand Safety Tool Box Talks

General Instructions for Conducting Tool Box Talks
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Choose Hand Safety Tool Box Talks, are designed to be used by
foremen, supervisor, trainers or others responsible for job-site
safety to raise workers’ awareness of the importance of hand
safety, potential hand-related hazards on the job, and preventive
These Tool Box Talks are meant to stimulate conversation between
the person presenting the information and the workers regarding
how to prevent hand injuries on the job site and how workers can
keep their hands safe in general.
Prior to presenting, the person conducting the Tool Box Talk should
spend time:
1. Reviewing the content of the Tool Box Talk.
2. Identifying personal or “real life” examples to share that
reinforce the points to be made. If appropriate, use props
such as the tool or piece of equipment being discussed.
3. And thinking of additional questions to ask to draw the
attendees into the discussion.
And, last but not least, give employees some take away
When you start work remember…….
Research for this Tool Box Talk was funded by CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training, using grant U60 OH009762 from the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The
contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of NIOSH.
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