ALERT Upcoming Webinar | Leveraging Technology to Improve Safety in the Workplace | Thurs., Oct 28 at 1PM ET

Safety Culture Meeting Topics

Welcome to Safeopedia's Safety Culture Meeting Topics. This is where you'll find videos, articles, and tips all regarding Safety Culture. Get the right safety moment or safety meeting topic for your next tool box talk.
Image for Eye Protection
I really have problems with anything near my face, so I wasn’t too happy when my boss told me I had to wear the proper safety eye googles for the job I was about to do. Not only that, I was...
Image for Asbestos Dos and Don'ts
Asbestos in a natural occurring mineral that is made up of bundles of fibers that can become airborne when distributed. These fibers can get into lungs where they can lead to numerous health problems...
Image for Wayfinding and Floor Marking
Floor Marking Tape is the best solution for creating an intuitive, easy to navigate wayfinding plan around any sized facility.For wayfinding principles, best practices and to learn how to create and...
Image for A Stark Reminder of the Importance of Tool Tethering
They say nothing in life is certain except for death and taxes. But Cody Tilley (and workers like him) would probably add gravity to that list, too.Tilley was working 30 feet in the air, applying...
Image for Transportation Safety
A freight train derailed in the winter of 2004 in the Canadian town of Whitby, Ontario. It was traveling westbound through a suburb that included overpass bridges to clear the north-south roads. A...
Image for Guardrail Systems
"I was really excited about starting my new construction job and was very pleased to be assigned to work with a journeyman. I figured I would be able to learn a lot from this guy. As we were...
Image for Dangerous Construction Site Atmospheres
The conditions under which work is carried out on construction sites is largely dictated by the weather, ranging from soaking wet to hot, dry and dusty. In all cases, suitable protection for the...
Image for Know About Lockout-Tagout
Lockout Tagout is a globally used system that ensures that hazardous power sources are isolated and rendered inoperative. A lock is placed on a device or power source, preventing the hazardous power...
Image for Caught Working Safe
Our Rohit Team created a parody in support of workplace...
Image for Using Incentive Programs to Promote Workplace Safety
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...
Image for Young Worker Safety
New workers are more vulnerable to workplace hazards. If you are new to the job, it is especially important that you learn and follow established workplace practices. You must always wear the proper...
Image for Solo Worker Contact Safety
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety of all of their workers, whether they are working with many colleagues or are alone on the job. By developing policies that take lone worker...
Image for Keep Safe When Using an ATM
When using an ATM by yourself, park your car in a well lit area. If possible, have someone with you. Fill out any necessary forms ahead of time. If you feel unsafe, leave the area. Report any...
Image for Don't Stockpile Hazardous Materials
If released, hazardous waste can contaminate water supplies. Minimize the risk by purchasing the smallest quantities you can. Eliminate surplus materials rather than stockpiling them. Maintain an...
Image for Workstation Stretching
Lack of movement while sitting behind a computer can bring on muscle pain and strain. Every hour you should take a micro break. Break up your tasks so that you are moving around every 20-30 minutes....
Image for Eye Safety for Welders
When welding, PPE such as safety glasses, goggles, welding helmets and / or welding face shields must be worn. Equipment must have filter lenses with a shade number that provides appropriate...
Image for Store Hazardous Materials Safely
It is vital to properly store all hazardous materials, especially if you are in a flood zone area. Store products in their original container. Clearly label all containers, use water proof storage...
Image for Know Your Way Around a Safety Data Sheet
OSHA Hazards Communication Standard requires chemical suppliers to to provide a comprehensive Safety Data Sheet. This should be carefully scrutinized. It includes general information about the...
Image for Follow Common Sense Safety Practices
Keeping safe in the workplace is largely a matter of common sense. That, however, is often an uncommon quality on the job. Keep safe by doing the basics well. Wear proper shoes. Use glasses and face...
Image for Use a Windsock
Many workers are being asked to carry out their duties at work sites that have airborne hazards present. A windsock is a conical textile tube that indicates the wind direction. If your workplace...
Image for What is Regulated Medical Waste?
Regulated medical waste classifies waste materials that pose a danger of infection. Separate Federal and State regulations exist for the control of medical waste. Medical waste includes liquid or...
Image for Understand Hard Hat Classifications
The appropriate head protection should be worn when facing potential falling object hazards. OSHA divides hard hats into three industrial classes. Class A provides impact and penetration resistance...
Image for Handling Suspicious Mail
Suspicious mail has become an increasingly common workplace hazard. Take note of the following tell-tale signs; the use of low value stamps, insufficient postage, lack of a return address, over...
Image for Have an Emergency Response Plan
You need to prepare a workplace emergency response plan before it is needed. An emergency action plan needs to be tailored to your worksite, involve a hazard assessment and spell out an evacuation...
Image for Be Prepared to Encounter Blood or Body Fluids
If you need to administer first aid in an emergency and blood or body fluids are present, make sure that you use the correct PPE. You should have access to latex gloves, goggles, CPR mouth barriers,...
Image for Avoid Repetitive Fatigue
Working extended shifts are a common cause of repetitive fatigue. Reduce fatigue by limiting extended shifts, and increasing break and mealtimes when shifts are extended. Jobs that require heavy...
Image for Recognizing Workplace Stress
Learning how to deal with workplace stress can prevent physical and emotional health problems. Recognize the signs of stress and then track what is causing the stressful situation. Prioritize and...
Image for Ensure You Have an Effective Machine Guard
Moving machine parts cause many severe workplace injuries, such as crushed fingers, hands, amputations, blindness and fatalities, each year. Machine guards are engineered to protect workers from...
Image for Regularly Inspect Your Hand Tools
Hand tools encounter a lot of wear and tear, which calls for regular maintenance to avoid injury. Look out for cracked wooden handles, mushroomed hammer heads and worn tool housings. If you see a...
Image for Are You Sleep Deprived?
Most healthy adults need between 7.5-9 hours of sleep each night to perform at their best. You will function better and perform your work more safely if you get adequate sleep. Increase your sleep...
Image for Maintain Your Personal Protection Equipment
Before strapping on your personal protective equipment, follow the 1-2-3 checklist of identify, maintain and inspect. Identify any potential hazards that you may face on the job. By doing so, you'll...
Image for Working Alone
It is especially important that employers put in place a health and safety working environment for employers who work on their own. There is no regulation that prohibits an employee from working...
Image for Make Safety A Team Effort
Safety needs to be a key component of everything an organization does. This means that all employees should be well aware of the safety requirements surrounding their duties and those of other...
Image for When in Doubt, Seek Help
Many workers do not like to ask for assistance, viewing it as a sign of weakness. As a result they are likely to forge ahead when they are unsure of how to proceed. This can be dangerous. We you are...
Image for Take Personal Work Responsibility
On the job, you have a responsibility to give your best effort at all times. A lapse in concentration, an attempt to take shortcuts or a messy and unorganized workspace are potential safety hazards....
Image for Maintain Your Hand Tools
Check all of your tools before every use. First, ensure that you've got the proper tool for the job. Check the power cord for wear and tear and make sure that blades are not chipped or blunt. Make...
Image for Know Your Exits
In an emergency you do not have a lot of time to take in your surroundings. That is why getting familiar with the layout of buildings you are making smart safety sense. When you enter a store,...
Image for Take Extra Care with Chemicals
Carelessness around chemicals can be deadly. The necessary controls regarding storing, handling and mixing chemicals should be adhered to at all times. Anyone working with chemicals needs to be...
Image for Be Aware of Pinch Points
Pinch points are places where a body part or a piece of clothing can get caught up in machinery, between equipment or between a lid and a container when closing. Pinch point injuries can be very...
Image for Be Prepared for an Emergency
In an emergency situation, most people freeze. You need to be prepared to take action. That means that you are aware of how to recognize and activate and emergency alarm. You should also be well...
Image for Protect Yourself from Bloodborne Pathogens
Bloodborne pathogens are infectious materials in blood that can cause disease in humans. These include Hepatitis B and C and HIV. Protect yourself by treating all blood and body fluids as if they are...
Image for Protect Your Hands
Wearing gloves is just one aspect of protecting your hands on the job. Any scrapes or scratches that break the skin have the potential to cause an infection. Every time you get a scratch you should...
Image for Safe Chemical Handling
There are various ways that chemicals can cause a hazard, including burning the skin or eyes on contact, catching fire and burning, becoming explosive through the rapid expansion of gasses and being...
Image for Sick Building Syndrome
Sick building syndrome refers to the condition where you feel unwell while at work. However, when you leave, the symptoms clear up. The longer you stay in the building where your work is located, the...
Image for Construction Site Safety Checklist
Before work in undertaken on a construction site, there are a number of matters that should be checked: Provide site security – it is especially important to stop children from getting into the...
Image for Preventing Chemical Exposure
For every hazardous chemical, measures must be developed to ensure that under all foerseeable operating conditions no one, whether employee, visitor, contractor or member of the public, is exposed to...
Image for Chemical Emergency Procedures
Every place of work that uses, stores or handles hazardous substances should prepare an emergency plan to cover all reasonably foreseeable events such as fire, major spillage or toxic release. The...
Image for Chemical Hazard Training
Workers handling or using chemical substances should be provided with information about the substance and training in the techniques necessary to minimize the risk faced. As a result, training and...
Image for Placement of Warning Signs
When designing and placing warning signs, follow these basic criteria:Only use warning signs when and where neededMake sure that all warning signs are clearly understandable and that they stand out...
Image for Noise Control Techniques
Noise pollution is a major workplace hazard which affects many workers. Once the nature and magnitude of a noise problem has been identified, a noise control program can be put in place. The three...
Image for Practical Noise Reduction Tips
A number of practical techniques can be used as part of normal day-to-day operational and maintenance procedures that will achieve significant reductions in the noise emitted, will cost very little...
Image for Water Safety
Drowning is responsible for taking the lives of 300 people every year in the United States. Furthermore, most of those drownings occur in the summer months. Young people are most likely to drown or...
Image for Stay Secure
Keep yourself and staff safe by following some basic security measures. Follow a buddy system when walking to or from your vehicle in the parking lot, late in the evening or at night. Limit parking...
Image for Small Hand Tool Safety
Small hand tools are a leading cause of on the job accidents. Reduce your risk by following some simple safety guidelines.Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment at all times, even if...
Image for Walk for Health
Walking is something that has immeasurable health benefits, but that many desk bound people do too little of. Many people do not realize that walking burns almost as many calories as jogging does. It...
Image for Independent Safety Audits
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...
Image for Workplace Inspections
Within an organization, there are several ways by which risks may be identified. These include workplace inspections, which are undertaken with the aim of identifying risks and promoting remedial...
Image for Preventing Truck Operation Hazards
Overturning is a definite risk when operating a truck or forklift on the factory floor. This often occurs when maneuvering with the load elevated or at too high a speed. Other causes of overturning...
Image for What is a Competent Person?
Often, when the law requires particular items of a workplace to be thoroughly examined and tested it requires that the works be carried out by a competent person. There is no precise guidance in...
Image for Degrees of Hazard
An awareness of the differing degrees of hazard will enable appropriate control measures to be developed and implemented. Immediate physical danger can manifest itself through very short term injury...
Image for Hazard VS Risk
The hazard presented by a substance is its potential to cause harm. A hazard is associated with the degrees of danger, and is quantifiable. The risk from a substance is the likelihood that it will...
Image for Job Safety Analysis
Job safety analysis is an accident prevention technique that should be used in conjunction with the development of a set of job safety instructions, safe systems of work and job safety training. Work...
Image for Tailgate Safety Meetings
Tailgate safety meetings are short daily meetings that take place on field projects. The main purpose of these meetings is to alert workers of any potential hazards, accidents and unsafe working...
Image for Supervisors as Role Models
It is critical that supervisors in all work situations fully assume the mantle of being a role model in terms of safety. Whether you know it or not, your employees are constantly looking to your...
Image for Good Hygiene
Good hygiene on the job is all about preventing accidental exposure caused by the inhalation or ingestion of hazardous substances. Workers who consistently apply good hygiene practices when working...
Image for Be Hydrogen Sulfide Aware
Hydrogen sulfide is a flammable, colorless gas that smells similar to rotten eggs. Odour, though, is not a reliable indicator of the hazard posed because our sense of smell can become fatigued. When...
Image for Office Safety
The office can prove to be a dangerous work place. It can result in cuts, burns, slips, trips, falls, crush injuries, repetitive strain injuries and eye strain. To keep yourself and your fellow...
Image for Leave the Job Hazard Free
Before a job is over, you need to do a safety check. Ensure that there are no loose parts, debris or unsecured components. Check that the job will not be unduly effected by inclement weather. This is...
Image for Chemical Storage Safety
Check with MDS before storing or removing a chemical. Check if it needs to be kept away from anything including light, water, air, high or low temperatures, or other chemicals in order to prevent a...
Image for Put Engineering Controls in Place
An engineering control is a change that is made to a workstation, tool or piece of equipment in order to eliminate or reduce exposure to a chemical or physical hazard. It may also involve changing...
Image for Construction Equipment Dangers
Heavy equipment that is used on a construction site can pose a potential work hazard. Reduce the risk by following some common sense precautions. Never assume that the operator of a crane, forklift,...
Image for Working with Hearing Loss
Around 10% of workers have some degree of hearing loss. Employer's can show consideration by placing their desk in a quiet area, rearranging foot traffic routes to reduce noise levels, and have the...
Image for Travel Safe Packing Tips
When packing for a trip, ensure that you pack your own bag. Leave sharp objects, such as scissors, at home. Charge your technology before packing it and have it ready for inspection. Carry your own...
Image for Safe Travel Tips
Travel smart by labeling your luggage, and make an inventory of luggage contents and carry it with you. Make copies of all of your important documents and carry them with you, and leave an extra copy...
Image for Parking Lot Safety
Your work parking lot can be a dangerous place, especially at night. Cut your risk factor by using the building's main entrance, parking in the most high-visibility area you can and walking in and...
Image for Supervise Children Around Water
Children can drown in just a few inches of water. So, it is imperative that they are supervised at all times when they are in and around water. Backyard pools must be fully fenced, with a self...
Image for Customize Your Personal Protective Equipment
Personal protective equipment includes respirators, safety glasses, gloves, helmets, chemical suits, steel toe boots and fire resistant clothing. Wearing them is imperative, but so, too, is making...
Image for Step Up and Stop Unsafe Work Practices
Unsafe practices can easily creep into the workplace. Sometimes it’s due to worker inexperience. Other’s it may a result of time pressure to complete a job. Regardless of the cause, if you notice...
Image for Cell Phone Distraction
Can you hear me now?,” the catchphrase used by Verizon, has become part of our culture. Cell phone use has expanded into every activity in our lives, from emergency communication to picking products...
Image for A Healthy Safety Culture Shifts Safety from a Priority to a Value
Labeling something a 'priority' means that it can be rearranged. It’s human nature to shift priorities according to the pressing demands of the moment. But values remain constant. The vision of...
Image for Silence Means Consent
If you witness at-risk behaviour and you ignore it, or walk by it, your silence has told that person their behaviour is acceptable. Peer pressure is extremely effective in changing group and...
Image for Safety Induction Video - 36 Workplace Health and Safety Training Topics
Safety Induction Video - 36 Workplace Health & Safety Training...
Go back to top