Construction Safety Week – Be Relentless

May 5, 2021

Daily Toolbox Talk: Be Relentless

Preventing injuries means relentlessly paying attention to risk, and monitoring what is happening around you at all times. Executing the fundamentals is critically important.

  • Full PPE 100% of the time,
  • hand safety,
  • power tool safety,
  • and even housekeeping are key elements of total safety.

Injuries happen in a flash, so never take safety for granted. Be relentless everyday by choosing to work safely– for yourself, your team and your family.

Discuss these questions with your crew. Possible answers are listed below each question.

1. Who do you work safe for every day? (Discuss what would happen to them if you don’t come home today.)

a. Wife or husband.
b. Kids.
c. Parents.
d. Dog or Cat.

2. What is the best way to start each day committed to safety? (Discuss how starting your day focused on safety, sets the tone for the day)

a. Completing a Pre-Task Plan or Job Hazard Analysis prior to beginning work.
b. Having a morning huddle with crews to discuss the day’s work, and current site conditions.
c. Ensuring that all workers are properly trained.

3. What are some ways to always be aware of your surroundings? (Discuss the importance of always being aware of what is going on around you.)

a. 20-20-20 Rule: Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds, and look 20 feet around
b. Update the Pre-Task plan throughout the day
c. Morning coordination meetings with all contractors.

4. What is the best way for companies to create a work culture that is relentlessly dedicated to safety? (Discuss the ways in which companies demonstrate to their workers that safety is important.)

a. Leadership from the Top-Down. Ex: Supervisors also wear PPE 100% of the time.
b. Empowering employees to speak up when an unsafe condition exists without fear of retaliation.
c. Making sure that all crews have the right tools, the right equipment, the right PPE, for the right job, in the right condition.

Click the link below for a PDF version of this toolbox talk.

Toolbox Talk – Be Relentless


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