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Behavioral Safety Meeting Topics

Welcome to Safeopedia's Behavioral Safety Meeting Topics. This is where you'll find videos, articles, and tips all regarding Behavioral Safety. Get the right safety moment or safety meeting topic for your next tool box talk.
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Hi Bryan McWhorter here with Safeopedia with another safety moment.I want to talk to you about taking risks. We are risk takers. We all take risks and I want to encourage people to actually take...
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Hi, Bryan McWhorter here with Safeopedia and another safety moment.In one of my last safety moments, I talked about the importance of doing safety walks. Something that goes along really well with...
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Trust, but verify. Hey everybody it's Red Beard with isitrecordable.com, safeopedia.com, and AccuStatsUSA.com.I want to talk about trusting your employees but also verifying what they're...
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Hi, Bryan McWhorter here from Safeopedia with another safety moment.I have a quick question for you. In your work environment, how often do you or members of management or those in leadership roles...
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Hi Bryan McWhorter here from Safeopedia with another safety moment. When I'm teaching safety. I'll often mention the importance of having the epiphany of how important safety is. Our values...
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Hi, Bryan McWhorter here from Safeopedia with another safety moment. Samurai style.My first vocation in life was actually teaching self defense. I enjoy teaching self-defense at places like Kansas...
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This video takes a light-hearted look at a very serious issue that plagues work sites all around the world. It’s about our tendencies to “work around” a hazard that should be...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - Story Time & Ghosting
Hey everybody, story time with Red Beard. Hey everybody it's Red Beard with isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com, and safeopedia.com.How many of you have been ghosted before? Do you know what I...
Image for Safety Moment Video - Treat a Near Miss Like an Incident
That was a near miss and that was a close call, a brow swiper. I almost got hit. What we safety professionals call a near miss. And we need to treat near misses just like we would any other accident...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - Setting Goals on Incident Rates
So what's the deal with setting goals on incident rates? What's the big problem?Hey everybody it's Red Beard with isitrecordable.com, safeopedia.com, and AccuStatsUSA.com. So what is the...
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Never legislate from your desk.That’s a phrase I repeat to myself every time I write any type of safety guidance. There are probably millions of policies, procedures, and guidelines collecting...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - The Meerkat Principle
Hey everybody it's Red Beard with, isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com, and safeopedia.com.Today I want to talk about the meerkat principle and it goes by other names. It's not my original...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - Earning Respect as a Safety Professional
Hey everybody. It's Red Beard with, isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com, and safeopedia.com. How do we earn respect as safety professionals? I'll tell ya, you earn respect by sticking to...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - Transparency vs. Silos
Hey Everybody it's Red Beard with, isitrecordable.com, safeopedia.com, and AccuStatsUSA.com. How do you revive a safety program in a company that is too far gone? How would you start reviving a...
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Hey everybody it's Red Beard with isitrecordable.com, safeopedia.com, and AccuStatsUSA.com. Got a fun story for you today about Marine Corps boot camp back in 2002 when I was just a nasty recruit...
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I don't remember much about high school, but one thing that has always stuck in my head was world history. Our teacher, Mr. Rainbow, was as good an instructor as any I've ever had because of...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - Risk Literacy: Driving and Texting Safely
Hey everybody it's Red Beard with, isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com, and Safeopedia.com. Happy Friday to everybody. Guess what? It is possible to drive and text safely. That's right. It...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - Safety is Big Enough
Hey everybody it's Red Beard with isitrecordable.com, safeopedia.com, and AccuStatsUSA.com. Nobody knows everything, right? That's easy to admit, but it's very difficult for safety people...
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Hi, Bryan McWhorter here with Safeopedia and another safety moment. I'd like to talk about chains of events. I've done over 500 accident investigations by this point in my career and when...
Image for Safety Snake Bites Video - Compliance vs. Safety
There are many who strive day in and day out to make the workplace safer. But even the best among us have fallen into what I call the “compliance trap.” We get so wrapped up in the rules...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - Don't let perfect stand in the way of good
Hey everybody. It's RedBeard with isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com, and safeopedia.com. Don't let perfect stand in the way of good. I see this all the time. I was just watching a video of...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - My #2 Leading Indicator Pick
This is RedBeard with isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com and safeopedia.com. I already went over my first top pick for a leading indicator, which was the near miss, hazard recognition, and good...
Image for Red Beard Safety Video - My #1 Leading Indicator Pick
Hey everybody, it's RedBeard with isitrecordable.com, AccuStatsUSA.com and safeopedia.com. Want to talk today about leading indicators and what my number one best pick for leading indicator is....
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What's up everybody. This is Jason from RelentlessSafety.com and today I'm stepping out from behind the keyboard to bring you your very first Safety Snake Bite.Today I want to talk to you...
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Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL's) are set by OSHA to protect workers from exposure to airborne hazards. PEL's set regulatory list on the concentration of a substance in the air. They are...
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In order to protect your lungs and respiratory system, you must control what comes into your body through the atmosphere. A breathing mask will help you do that. You need to wear one if you work...
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DemolitionTraining is the one-stop shop for all your demolition training needs.In this exclusive new video, the company's John Woodward (immediate past president of the Institute of Demolition...
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A few years ago, I worked for a factory where they gave our teams rewards whenever our safety numbers were good. One time, I didn't bother putting on safety gloves and I cut myself opening up a box...
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Rather than being a weekend warrior, work to maintain a moderate level of activity throughout the week. Whatever sport you are playing, learn to use proper form and wear safety gear if appropriate....
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Meet Dr. Thomas E. (TED) Boyce, THE Triple Threat in Safety and Leadership Consulting, Training, and Keynote Speaking: 1) Ph.D. in Psychology; 2) over 18 years of experience transforming work...
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Share with someone you couldn’t live without and make the streets safer for everyone. #ITCANWAITJoin the It Can Wait community by taking the pledge to keep your eyes on the road, not your phone:...
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When walking alongside the road, it is a good idea to walk against the flow of traffic so you can see oncoming vehicles. If you need to cross, do so only at a controlled crossings and only when you...
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The workplace is the leading cause of eye trauma with 2000 workers each day suffering some sort of injury. The workplace is also a major cause of vision impairment. In fact, noise pollution is one of...
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Kids are unpredictable. Ensure their safety by always firmly holding their hand around traffic. Don't allow them to move ahead of you. Make sure all children are in front of your vehicle before you...
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Operating machinery on the job imposes a responsibility on the user. You must be authorized by a supervisor to use the equipment, in a state of alertness and fully trained to operate the machinery....
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Change can be unsettling. Rather than ignoring it, address it directly. It may require retraining or even a Management of Change (MOT) directive. Whether the change involves new personnel members,...
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Carbon monoxide can accumulate to dangerous and even deadly levels in poorly ventilated areas. Avoid exposure by proper installation of appliances and machinery, routine maintenance and service...
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Moving machine parts are dangerous and merciless. Keep your body parts well clear of them. If you need to tamper with the machinery, wait until the machine is completely stopped before touching any...
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Workplace eye protection includes safety spectacles, goggles, welding shields and face shields. When selecting eye protection, consider the ability to protect against specific workplace hazards,...
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Ensure that cargo is properly secured by checking on the following before setting off: weight of the cargo, height and width, anchor points, tie down ratings, number and applications, tarpaulins, and...
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The combination of heat and humidity can take an exacting toll on the body. Be prepared for these conditions when you're working outdoors. Wear light, loose fitting garments, including a sun that...
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Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, tasteless gas that can kill in minutes at high levels. Symptoms of low level poisoning are shortness of breath, mild nausea and headaches. Moderate level symptoms...
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Know the difference between a primary and a secondary survey. A primary survey is carried out for life threatening issues. It requires that you check the ABC - airway, breathing and circulation - of...
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Your best protection against contracting the flu is to get vaccinated each fall season. You should also follow good health habits and use antiviral medications. The flu and colds are generally spread...
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Your fingers and hands can become very stiff with repeated actions over many hours at work. This can lead to repetitive strain injuries and wrist problems. You can protect your fingers and hands from...
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Any chemical can be safely handled, regardless of how toxic it may be. The safe use, storage and handling of chemicals requires the highest level of competence and professionalism on the worksite....
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A sprain is an injury to the ligaments around a joint. Your ligaments are the strong, stretchable fibers that hold the bones together. If a ligaments is stretched too far or is torn, swelling and...
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Most of us take our hearing for granted. But when something goes wrong with our hearing, we cannot expect medical science to fix it. Hearing problems are more likely in certain types of jobs,...
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If the job site has a sign stating to wear your hard hat, ensure that you comply with the rules. Hard hats are used to protect you from small falling objects. The rounded outer shell of the hard hat...
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Independent safety audits can be used to identify risks. The term independent here refers to those who are not employees of the organization being audited, but who, from time to time, undertake...
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The following list can be used as a check for those matters that should be considered when undertaking an accident investigation. It is not exhaustive, but covers the range of essential items likely...
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There should be a written procedure for investigating accidents, ideally, the supervisor of the section where it occurred would carry out an immediate examination. If the seriousness of the accident...
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On the site of any accident the first and most immediate action should be to secure the injured and take action to minimize the possible effects of the injuries. First aiders should be given all...
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Exposing the skin to hazardous chemicals is a serious problem on many worksites. Nearly all chemicals are easily absorbed by the skin. This adds to the dose absorbed by breathing, leading to all...
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Dropping tools from a considerable height has emerged as a significant safety concern in recent years. If a one pound tool is dropped from 30 feet, it will take just 2 seconds to hit the floor. A...
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Foot protection is critical while on the job. If you are working in wet or slippery areas, be sure to wear shoes with rubber or wooden soles. Reinforced impact resistant work boots or shoes should be...
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Gasoline can be deadly, thus, following basic and common sense guidelines can prevent disaster. Do not smoke or use matches, or any other source of ignition when around gasoline. Be aware that gas...
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According to the National Safety Council, the most common human factors that lead to accidents are negligence, anger, hasty decisions, indifference, distractions, curiosity, inadequate instruction...
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Jewelry can be a major hazard on the job. The most common pieces of jewelry involved in work related accidents are rings. Rings can easily get caught up in machinery parts. Another hazard on the job...
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Accidents are the result of an error that is within the control of one or more workers. A hazard is any behavior, practice or condition that can lead to injury or illness. It also relates to damage...
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Chemical container labels are critical for hazard reduction. All labels on chemical containers are required to include the following key information:the identity of the chemical, including exactly...
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Lead is an extremely toxic substance that can be very damaging to the human body. For many years, lead was an ingredient in paint. Although it is no longer a paint ingredient, it is quite common to...
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Elevators transport the equivalent of the entire US population every day. When riding in an elevator you must follow some basic safety precautions in order to prevent injury. The floor level can...
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Direct reading instruments enable you to detect and measure worker exposure to gases, vapors, aerosols, and other fine particles that are suspended in the air. Some OSHA standards specifically...
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Many potential hazards pose dangers to the eyes and face. It is an OSHA requirement that all employees have adequate access to protection if they are faced with eye and face hazards including flying...
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When planning excavations, provide appropriate safeguards. Doing so reduces the chance that something will go wrong. Before you start excavating, take time to clear surface debris near the excavation...
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There are four ways to protect workers from cave ins on an excavation site: sloping, benching, shoring and shielding. The method chosen will depend factors including, but not limited to, soil type,...
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When you are preparing to travel overseas, you should check with government agencies regarding how safe travel is to that country, along with security and health issues. Check if you need special...
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Always be alert when using an ATM. At night, try to have someone with you. Report anything suspicious and leave immediately. Fill out deposit forms ahead of time. Have your card ready to use and put...
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While frequent, short discussions between managers or supervisors and frontline employees is an important key to safety, it’s how these conversations are handled that will determine their...
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The only difference between an accident and a near miss is that there is some type of loss when there is an accident. While the difference between loss and no-loss is often just a fraction of an inch...
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Everyone needs to think and act safely and leaders need to create a culture of personal accountability and work to solve problems with those affected through behavioural change. So what is...
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Dr. Angelica Grindle, Senior Vice President, at Quality Safety Edge was interviewed by Carol Bufton, President of the Minnesota Safety Council. Topics include: What is Behavior Based Safety; The role...
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