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15 of the Best Toolbox Talk Templates

Toolbox talk templates can be used during safety talks with your group before commencing work. Gather your team to discuss significant health and safety issues. Use iAuditor as a visual aid or training guide to cover toolbox meeting topics. Record takeaways, concerns, and queries for further verification and remedial action. Conclude toolbox meetings with participants signing off using iAuditor’s signature feature and save your reports in the cloud.

Here are 15 of the best toolbox talk templates featuring OSHA toolbox discussions and other generic toolbox talk templates to help you get started. Download these free templates and conduct your safety talk using iAuditor on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows device.

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1. General Toolbox Talk Template

This toolbox meeting checklist can be used during toolbox talks. It can serve as a guide for effective safety meetings. It covers preparatory questions to ensure that helpful sources and materials were reviewed for the distribution of up-to-date information. This template highlights essential points by providing real life examples and encouraging all team members to share their thoughts through short forums. List concerns raised by the team for further verification and safety planning. Complete the audit by requiring all participants to sign off.

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2. Toolbox Meeting Minutes

Use this toolbox talk meeting template to record details from safety talks and toolbox meetings. This includes areas to record items from previous meetings, new safety issues to discuss, general business and an attendance log, and signature fields.

3. PPE Safety Toolbox Talk Template

Wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can protect employees against physical harm from hazards that cannot be eliminated or controlled. Use this general PPE safety toolbox talk template to discuss different kinds of PPE that can be used. Check sufficiency and availability of equipment for all workers and document accidents or near misses due to faulty PPE and discuss the solutions on how to avoid these hazards. More PPE Safety Checklists.

4. Construction Toolbox Talks

Construction workers are exposed to different hazards on site that may lead to injuries and fatalities. Use this construction toolbox talk template to walk-through some of the most common fatal four in construction safety. Cover top causes of falls, electrocution, struck by objects, and caught between objects and apply preventive tips on how to avoid these common incidents. Add recommendations on how to improve safety and provide digital signature as proof employee attendance before commencing work.

5. Heat Stress Toolbox Talk Template

This template was created by the Centre for Construction Research and Training, and modified using iAuditor. Use this toolbox talk template to discuss how workers can recognize symptoms of heat illnesses when working in a hot environment. Provide real life examples and preventive measures such as keeping yourself hydrated all the time. List your action plans using iAuditor’s Dynamic Field feature and get everyone sign off to confirm.

6. ISHA Fall Protection - Basic Types Safety Talk

This safety talk topic is part of the Fall Protection (Working at heights) series created by the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (ISHA). A safety talk is a hands-on way of reminding workers that health and safety are important on the job. Each talk takes about five minutes and can help workers recognize and control hazards. More fall protection checklists.

7. Manual Handling Toolbox Talk

Manual handling largely involves frequent use of human effort to lift, lower, push, pull or carry a load. These handling operations often lead to fatigue, back and neck injuries, and other musculoskeletal disorders if improper handling techniques were applied. Use this toolbox talk template to educate your workers about the potential risks when doing manual handling in work operations. Browse other free ergonomic assessment checklists.

8. Electrical Safety Toolbox Talk Template

Almost all jobs involve the use of electrical tools and equipment that can either be used directly or indirectly depending on the task performed. Discussing this topic during toolbox talk help remind every worker about the hazards of electricity and the preventive measures when getting in contact with it. Use this electrical safety toolbox talk to refresh safety knowledge on electricity. Download other electrical inspection checklists.

9. Working at Heights Toolbox Talk

It is always best to avoid working at heights. But when necessary, all employees must fully understand hazards and the preventive measures before commencing work. Use working at heights toolbox talk to heighten workers awareness on general tips and measures to keep them safe and protected. Other Working at Heights checklists

10. OSHA Toolbox Talk: Portable Ladder Safety

OSHA toolbox talk: portable ladder safety template can be used to discuss how to identify and avoid hazards while using portable ladders. Use iAuditor to confirm that information on safety tips were fully understood by all workers before commencing work. Record any hazards found during the shift to address the issue and provide necessary actions. More ladder safety checklists.

11. OSHA Toolbox Talk: Scaffolding

Scaffolds are temporary structures used to support employees when working at heights. Use OSHA toolbox talk: scaffolding template to remind employees of general requirements on safety precautions to avoid scaffolding hazards like unstable bases, inadequate footings and cross bracing, unsafe access, and defective platforms. Use iAuditor to take photo evidence of damaged scaffoldings and assign corrective action while generating reports on the spot. Free scaffold inspection checklists.

12. OSHA Toolbox Talk: Confined Space

Asphyxiation or oxygen deficiency due to the presence of deadly gases is a common cause of incidents when working in confined space. Use OSHA toolbox talk: confined space converted to iAuditor to remind employees to test and monitor oxygen content, flammability, and toxicity of the confined space before and during entry. Document questions, hazards, and physical symptoms detected to provide necessary actions needed. Browse confined space checklists.

13. OSHA Toolbox Talk: Excavation Safety

Excavation is one of the most dangerous operation in the construction industry. Common hazards like cave-ins, falling loads, and hazardous atmospheres can be prevented by conducting toolbox talk. Use OSHA toolbox talk: excavation safety to communicate preventive measures to protect workers from injuries and fatalities. Free excavation and trench safety checklists.

14. OSHA Toolbox Talk: Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls

Slips, Trips, and Falls are the common causes of accidents in the workplace. Use OSHA toolbox talk: preventing slips, trips and falls to avoid sprains and strains, bruises and contusions, fractures, abrasions, and lacerations. Discuss ways to prevent these hazards and ensure that all employees fully understand these preventive measures.

15. OSHA Toolbox Talk: Chemical Safety

Overexposure to chemical substances may cause acute or chronic health damages. Wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) before commencing work and minimize your exposure to chemical substances. Use this OSHA toolbox talk: chemical safety to discuss the pictogram labels that alert users of the chemical hazards. This will ensure the safety of all employees when handling, storing, and disposing chemicals. Other chemical safety checklists.

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