from the blog.

TOOLBOX TALK 20/60: Taking Chances

Think about whether your crew asks the question “am I asking for trouble?” when they:

  • Climb a ladder while trying to carry a lot of tools by hand
  • Jump out of a truck or from a piece of heave equipment
  • Operate heavy equipment or travel in vehicles without wearing safety belts
  • Don’t wear eye protection when chipping, grinding or cutting
  • Try to lift something by themselves when more than one person or mechanical equipment should do it

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