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Safety talks

This is a resource page designed for safety leaders to help them increase safety awareness and improve performance in their organizations. Here you can download and print different safety talks on a variety of topics to present at your next safety/staff meeting.

The talks are listed by topic, so click on one of the topic names below to see the talks available for that topic.

Contributions welcome anytime: If you'd like to contribute a safety talk to this web page, click here

Discussion topics
Construction Industrial safety
Driving Miscellaneous
Electricity and Lockout/Tagout Personal protective equipment
Ergonomics and office safety Social and behaviorial workplace issues
Falls and fall prevention Supervisors
Fire safety and emergency preparedness  
First aid and health care  
Industrial hygiene  

Construction top
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Basic ergonomics training for construction workers
Boom Truck Safety
Green construction
Pre-planning for safe crane operation
Traffic control/flaggers

Driving top
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Defensive driving strategies
Distracted Driving
Motor vehicle safety
Parking lot safety
New! Road rage
Three-point technique

Electricity and Lockout/Tagout top
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Electrical safety
Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout)
The Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout)
Working safely with electricity

Ergonomics and office safety top
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Back injuries
Basic ergonomics training
Computer workstation ergonomics training
Improved ergonomics for kids
Mechanical lifting devices
Office safety
New! Prevention of Overexertion Injuries in the Workplace
Vibrating tools

Falls and fall prevention top
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New! Parking lot safety
Portable ladder safety
Slips, trips and falls in nursing facilities
Three-point technique
Walking and work surface safety

Fire safety and emergency preparedness top
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Combustible dust
Combustible dust in the workplace
Crisis plans for schools
Fire extinguishers
Flammable liquids
Handling and storage of portable LPG cylinders
Hot work procedures
ICE - In case of emergency
Pandemic planning
Reacting to a worker's emergency
Static electricity hazards
Terrorism and security

First aid and health care top
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Bloodborne pathogens
Burn injuries
Cold stress
Emergency eyewash and showers
Heat stress
Slips, trips and falls in nursing facilities
New! Why Wellness

Industrial hygiene top
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Asbestos awareness
Chemical labels
Combustible dust
Compressed gas storage
Confined space
Exposing an invisible killer: The dangers of carbon monoxide
Global Harmonization System: Impact on OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard
Hazard communication
Hearing: a sense to be guarded
New! New hazard communication requirements
Permit-Required Confined Spaces: Recognizing when you are in a tight spot
Working safely with chemicals

Industrial safety top
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New! Compressed Air
Colors of safety
Hand tool safety
Hand safety
New! Housekeeping safety
How did it happen?
Increasing involvement in your safety-team meetings
Job safety analysis
Loading dock safety
Machine guarding, the hidden danger
Preventing cuts and lacerations
Safe forklift operation
New! Utility knife
Value of near-miss reporting
Workplace security assessment helps prevent workplace violence

Miscellaneous top
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Cell phones and safety
New! Parking lot safety

Personal protective equipment top
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Eye protection
Game plan for PPE safety
Hard hats
Hand safety
Hearing: a sense to be guarded
New! Respirators: The Why, When, What
Safety shoes

Social and behaviorial workplace issues top
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Action steps for responding to violent behavior
Fatigue and fitness for duty
Importance of a Drug-Free Work Environment
Preventing violence in the workplace
Protecting older workers
Protecting young workers
Talking about shift workers
Workplace security assessment helps prevent workplace violence

Supervisors top
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Contractor safety
When you bring outside people in to do work
Developing effective supervisors
Developing an employee safety committee
Employee safety orientations
Importance of a Drug-Free Work Environment
Increasing involvement in your safety team meetings
Job safety analysis
Measuring safety performance
OSHA requirements for reporting and recording occupational injuries and illnesses
Personal protective equipment
Safety management systems
Training techniques
Using the Internet to find safety information