Tool Box Talks

“Tool Box Talks” is consistently the top search term on this blog. There are many of you out there who have to come up with a topic for the monthly safety meeting and who need a little help (after all it isn’t like it’s your only job, chances are it’s something that someone tacked onto your already full schedule).

With that in mind, here’s a link to a whole mess of tool box talks. Enjoy!

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Safety Toolbox Talks aren’t enough

The single most searched for topic that lands readers on this blog is “Safety Talks” also known as “Toolbox Talks”. Coming up with a new topic for the next safety meeting or looking for something to hand out on a topic that’s been a problem, presenters use these sheets to make sure that employees understand and follow along. You can find a whole bunch of them here.

Unfortunately all too often these toolbox talks become a substitute for proper research and work so that they end up bland and boring; something for the employees who have to sit through these meeting to doodle on rather than anything of value.

So before you give, or have someone else give, the next safety talk have a look at the Society for Human Resource Management website. They have put together a great article entitled “How to Make Your Safety Training Talks Effective” that outlines 12 points to keep in mind in order to make sure that they are effective and well-done.


How to Make Your Safety Training Talks Effective
How to Make Your Safety Training Talks Effective
How to Make Your Safety Training Talks Effective

How to Make Your Safety Training Talks Effective

Free Safety Meeting Outlines for download

If I’m to go by the stats for this blog there are a lot of you out there looking for safety meeting “stuff”. Almost 1/3 of the hits that I get on this blog are from searches related to “Safety Meeting” talks (funnily enough, the OSHA cowboy, bullrider, santa, streaker, etc… is the second highest topic, showing that safety people do have a sense of humor).

In the spirit of cooperation, I got a whole mess of weekly safety meeting talk outlines provided by Seabright Insurance Company.

I could copy the whole list but with literally hundreds of safety talks listed, it would slow down substantially the load time on this page. Instead, I’m just going to list the major categories with a link to that page and let you have fun digging.

If you still can’t find enough material for your next safety meeting than maybe it’s time for you to find a different job!


Free Safety Downloads are just a few clicks away

Isn’t the internet cool?! You need a handout for a safety meeting… a couple of clicks and pretty soon your printer is humming away. You want to put up a new safety poster… just click and print!

The top posts, on this blog, still have to do either with “The OSHA Cowboy, OSHA Bullrider, OSHA Santa, OSHA streaker, and more” (Go figure!) or has to do with safety meeting downloads (see “74 different Weekly Safety Meeting talks topics for download“) or safety poster downloads (see “Educational Flu Posters available for free download from Sperian“).

So, I decided to go find a few more links for you relating to safety posters, talks, handouts, etc… that you can download. Enjoy!

Have you found other helpful sites with free downloads? Send me an email and I’ll add them.