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Start a conversation about safety

Environmental Health and Safety has developed a series of information sheets, or Toolbox Talks, to help facilitate safety discussions. Toolbox Talks cover various topics, from equipment operation to lifting technique. Toolbox Talks help create an environment where people can discuss task-specific or timely safety issues, identify problems, post-incident communication, refresh safe work practices, or highlight specific safety concerns/risks.

Frequently asked questions

A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion focusing on a particular safety issue.

EH&S recommends a 15-minute toolbox talk conducted monthly or more frequently if needed.

The meeting should be held in a comfortable location at the beginning of a work day, after lunch/break, or incorporated into another meeting.

No. Toolbox Talks are great supplemental training on relevant safety issues but do not replace formal safety training.

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