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Young Worker Toolbox Talks

15 minutes at the start of every work day can go a long way in supporting your Occupational Health and Safety Program. These mini guides will help you to facilitate job specific discussions about safety. Your students, young workers, new workers, and apprentices can follow along with their own student version, which they can keep and review as needed.

 

The tools of the trade for woodworkers, from hand tools to power screwdrivers, sanders, and saws, all have the… more

Improper handling and lifting of heavy or bulky objects are a major source of back injuries. These injuries can affect… more

The loss of an eye can change a worker’s life forever and even prevent them from getting some jobs. Eyes are very… more

Many woodworking tasks produce airborne materials that can damage the lungs if inhaled. Some materials (like solvents… more

Many chemicals used in hair salons can cause conditions ranging from minor skin irritation to serious injury and… more

Violent incidents can occur without warning, especially in the service industry. Violence can be physical harm or… more

Scalds and burns are common in hair salons. Although most of these injuries are minor, they can be extremely painful,… more

Hair stylists and other workers in the service sector perform tasks in uncomfortable positions for extended periods of… more

Hair stylists can be exposed to blood-borne pathogens and therefore need to be aware of how these pathogens are… more

Burns and scalds are a very common injury in the kitchen. While some burns may only require first aid, 3rd degree burns… more

Workplace injuries can be caused by unexpected energization or start-up of machines or equipment, or a release of… more

Knives and other sharp-edged tools, such as meat slicers, are essential equipment for the culinary artist, but they’re… more

Good “housekeeping,” or keeping your workspace clean and tidy, is a basic part of accident and injury prevention.… more

Auto mechanics often work on tires, but are often unaware that tire repair can be hazardous and even fatal. Inflated… more

Workplace injuries can be caused by unexpected energization start-up of machines or equipment, as well as release of… more

Auto lifts have the potential to cause serious injury and death. Students must be trained in safe work procedures… more

Every vehicle you work on will have a battery, and it is easy to forget how dangerous they can be. Batteries contain… more

The tools of the trade for woodworkers have the potential to cause serious injury, particularly if they are not taken… more

Improper handling and lifting of heavy or bulky objects are a major source of back injuries. These injuries can affect… more

The loss of an eye can change your life forever and even prevent you from getting some jobs. Minor eye injuries can be… more

Many woodworking tasks produce very fine dust particles or gases, which get into the air. Breathing in the affected air… more

Many chemicals used in hair salons can cause conditions from minor skin irritation to serious injury and disease. These… more

Working in the service industry often places you directly with the public, this can be wonderful, but it also increases… more

Scalds and burns are common in hair salons. Most of these injuries are relatively minor, but can be extremely painful,… more

A musculoskeletal injury is an injury or disorder of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, nerves, or blood vessels… more

Hairdressers and their clients can be exposed to viruses and bacteria that can cause diseases such as HIV, AIDS, and… more

When you are working in a kitchen, sources for scalds and burns are always around you. These injuries are very painful… more

Lockout means that you are cutting off the power supply to a piece of equipment. You can do this by turning off a… more

Knives and other sharp tools, such as meat slicers, are essential for kitchen workers, but they are also the cause of… more

Good “housekeeping”, keeping your workspace clean and tidy and your tools in good order, is a basic part of accident… more

Auto mechanics often work on tires, but may be unaware that repairing tires can be extremely hazardous and even fatal.

Many vehicle repair centers still have service pits for inspecting and repairing the underside of vehicles without… more

Lockout means to physically neutralize all energy in a piece of equipment to ensure that machinery or equipment won’t… more

Vehicle engines are powerful machines with many moving parts. They have the potential to cause serious injury, so care… more

Batteries are everywhere, including every car and truck. It is easy to forget how dangerous they can be, because we are… more

An auto lift (or hoist) is a piece of equipment that raises vehicles. Vehicles often need to be raised to do… more