You are the new Director of Safety and Health for AirCon, Inc. AirCon,, Inc. is a construction company that specializes in airport construction projects. Projects include construction of runways, terminals, parking structures, etc. Your company is currently headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, but the company performs construction projects throughout the United States. Currently, there are 6 construction projects underway. You are responsible for safety for each of those projects. Complete the following activities based upon this case information.
You have decided to implement daily briefings or “toolbox” talks to be completed by your project managers. The project managers will meet with all the workers at the start of the shift each day to hold these daily talks with their workers. These are brief meetings, not to last more than 10 minutes, but are planned to address important safety issues associated with work operations. As part of this program, you are responsible for developing and disseminating the toolbox talks that are conducted by the project managers. For sample toolbox talks, view the Cat Toolbox Talks link below. However, do not replicate this information verbatim. Yours should be better!
Caterpillar Toolbox Talks: (Links to an external site.)
Develop a toolbox talk which highlights hazards associated with vibration associated with hand and powered tools. The toolbox talk should also highlight recommended proper procedures and controls for reducing vibration associated with hand and powered tools.
Develop a toolbox talk which highlights hazards associated with noise associated with powered tools. The toolbox talk should also highlight recommended procedures and controls for reducing noise exposures when working with powered tools.
Develop a toolbox talk which highlights hazards associated with vibration associated with heavy equipment operations. The toolbox talk should also highlight recommended procedures and controls for reducing exposures to vibration.