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The Online Library allows Premium Membership customers to access additional Safety Meetings so that you can address the safety issues that are present right now on your job. Use the Online Library as a supplement to your Safety Meeting subscription. When you need timely information on a specific topic, you don't need to search the internet or shuffle through binders of old, used material. Get the additional meetings you need with just a few clicks.

The Library provides access to content that is only available online. Premium Membership Clients have access to over 200 additional Weekly Safety Meetings so they can tailor their toolbox talk training.

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What does the Online Library do for you?

  1. Saves Time! because you don’t have to go searching around (the internet or your file cabinets) for a safety meeting that matches the work your employees are doing.
  2. Improves Training! by allowing you to train on a topic that is particularly relevant to the hazards your employees are facing today.
  3. Increases Retention! because your people will hear more, understand more, and learn more when the training topic is one they can put into practice quickly since it matches the work they are doing now.
  4. Gives You Flexibility! since you can access the Library 24/7, and you can change your Safety Meeting whenever and wherever you need to. Your workplace is constantly changing; trying to predict what safety training you’ll need next year, or even next week, can be close to impossible. Having access to the Online Library means that you can change your training topic to meet your current needs—anytime, when it’s convenient to you!

The Library offers flexibility that traditional toolbox talks simply cannot match.

  1. Be Precise: Tailor your training to the work that your crew is doing at any given time. You can deliver safety training on a topic that truly makes sense to your employees.
  2. Be Timely: Since the Library is available 24/7, you can plan and prepare your Safety Meetings when and where you like. You don’t need to be in your office so you can leaf through binders of old Safety Meetings.
  3. Be Neat: You don’t need to make copies of used meetings from your files after you’ve spent time masking signatures. Instead, browse the Library, select one or more Safety Meetings, even add notes and special conditions, and then print the number of copies you need.
  4. Be Different: Train different groups on different topics as frequently as you deem necessary. Since you have access to a variety of safety topics, you can train different crews or different groups with different Safety Meetings.

There are only two limits on your use of the information in the Online Library:

  1. You can only use it to train those people who are counted in your membership—if you have a membership for 50 people, you can train your 50 employees but not an additional 10 of your subcontractor’s employees.
  2. You can use the material in the Library as long as you have an active membership—when your membership expires, you are no longer permitted to use the material even if you’ve kept copies on your computer or in your files.

Weekly Safety Meetings Library Titles

Accident Prevention

Accident Investigation Why accident investigations are performed and what part every employee plays. Everybody's a Safety Inspector Housekeeping I Tips for good housekeeping on the job. Housekeeping II Housekeeping prevents accidents, reduces health and fire hazards, increases productivity, and improves morale. Inspections & Walkdowns A few of the reasons and ways inspections and walkdowns are conducted, and what your role is. Job Safety Analysis What your job safety analysis should include and when to update it. Job Safety Analysis II Plan Safety Into Your Day Safety doesn't just happen, it takes effort. Some questions to consider as you go through your workday. Pre-Task Plans Questions to ask yourself before you begin a new task, especially if it is new to you. Pre-Task Plans & Hazard Evaluations Hazard evaluation at the project, shift, and task levels. Pre-Task Safety Check Purpose of the pre-task safety check, methods to control hazards, and a list of questions to consider. What Do You Learn from an Accident Investigation Accident investigations can help prevent future accidents and raise safety awareness.

Electrical Safety

AEGCP Electrical Hazards Common electrical hazards found on the jobsite. Electrical Hazards & Grounding Safety Equipment, installation, protective measures, environment, and work practices. Electrical Safety I Steps you can take to avoid becoming a human conductor. Electrical Safety II Preventing electrocution, tissue damage, burns, and falls. Extend Your Knowledge of Extension Cord Safety A checklist of safety tips to consider when using extension cords. GFCIs & AEGCP Learn how GFCIs protect you and how an AEGCP should be implemented. GFCIs, AEGCPs & Double-Insulated Tools Three electrical safety systems designed to protect you from electric shock. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters What is a GFCI? How can it save your life? When is it required? Grounding Portable Electric Tools The importance of grounding tools that are not double-insulated. Lights . . . Camera . . . Action! OSHA's lighting requirements are intended to ensure you have adequate light to do your job safely.

Ergonomics & Material Handling

Dollies Can Lighten the Load Ergonomics I Strategies to reduce y our exposure to cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs). Ergonomics II Avoiding ergonomic hazards through engineering controls and ergonomically designed tools. Give Your Back a Break Learn good habits for lifting and carrying. Handling Materials Overview of material handling by hand and with mechanical assistance. Lift Properly & Avoid Back Injuries Safe lifting techniques with some statistics on the frequency of back injuries. Material Handling I A list of ways to avoid accidents and injuries when handling materials by hand. Material Handling II Safe work practices to use when handling materials of all shapes, sizes, and hazards. Preventing Back Injuries Other methods to prevent back injuries: improve your posture, standing posture, sleeping posture, exercise, reduce stress. Proper Lifting Techniques Step-by-step guidelines for safe lifting habits to reduce strain on your back. Safe Storage: Sort It, Stack It, and Secure It! The four S's of storing materials: sort, stack, secure, and safety. Storage of Flammables Three things to consider when working with or near flammables: containers, location, and environment. Think Before You Lift Proper lifting techniques don't come naturally. Concentrate on each move until it becomes a habit.

Falls

Aerial Lifts & Elevated Platforms How to avoid tipping over, falls, and electrocution when working on aerial lifts and elevated platforms. Don't Let Gravity Take You Down Fall Causes Common circumstances that can cause falls: tripping hazards, ladders, and weather. Fall Protection Overview of guardrail, safety net, and personal fall arrest system requirements. Fall Protection Systems Become familiar with the types of fall protection systems available for your safety. Guardrails What guardrails do, where they are used, and key construction requirements. Holes and Floor Openings The hazards of unguarded or unprotected holes and floor openings and steps to protect yourself. Ladder Safety A list of guidelines to follow when working on ladders. Ladders What to consider when inspecting, erecting, climbing, and working on a ladder. Personal Fall Arrest Systems Personal falls arrest system components and how they work together. Preventing Deadly Falls Fatal fall statistics, some fatal fall headlines, and fall protection systems. Safe Scaffolding Safety considerations for setup and use of scaffolds. Scaffolding I Key points for erecting, dismantling, inspections, training, fall protection, guardrails, and overhand bricklaying. Scaffolding II Basic scaffold safety with a focus on supported scaffolds. Scaffolds The competent person and the construction worker's role in scaffolding safety. Scaffolds: Permanent Safety on Temporary Structure Common hazards and a checklist of safe work practices to prevent scaffold accidents. Slips and Spills Factors that contribute to slips, proper clean-up of spills to reduce accidents, and being vigilant. Slips and Trips Preventing same-level falls, and learning how to land in case of a slip or trip. Stairways, Aisles, & Walkways Keeping stairways, aisles, and walkways free of hazards that can cause slips, trips, and falls. Step Up To Safety Ladder safety rules. Use and Erection of Ladders To reduce ladder accidents, learn about proper selection, inspection, and use.

Fire Protection & Prevention

Emergency Plans The importance of emergency plans for various situations on the job and at home. Fight Fire with Prevention & Protection The difference between fire prevention and protection, and why they're both important. Fire Extinguishers & Fire Prevention There's a fire in your work area. Do you know what to do? Fire Prevention A list of safety tips to eliminate fire hazards, and preventing fires during renovation and restoration jobs. Fire Prevention & Protection At work and at home, fire prevention and knowing what to do in case prevention fails and a fire starts. Fires on Construction Sites Fire prevention tips and what to do in case a fire starts. Flammables 10 Safety tips for working with or near flammables. Please "PASS" the Fire Extinguisher The 3 classes of fire extinguishers, how they work, and PASS (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep). Portable Heaters Safe use of electric and fuel-burning heaters to prevent fires, burns, explosions, shock, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Portable Heaters: Staying Warm & Safe Portable heater safety at home and at work. Preparing for an Emergency

Be ready for emergencies, at home or at work, whenever they happen.

First Aid

Bloodborne Pathogens The basics of Universal Precautions and steps to take if exposure is expected. Burns I Immediate treatment for electrical, chemical, or thermal burns, and how to prevent them. Burns II Burn hazards on the job and at home, prevention, first aid, and how not to treat a burn. First Aid The first-aider, the first-aid kit, and some basics of first aid. First Aid for Eye Injuries The five most common types of eye injuries in construction and how to treat them. First Aid Kits A list of first-aid supplies and their uses. First Responders It's Just a Little Cut! Avoid infection by getting wounds treated and then taking care of the wound and dressing. Preventing Cuts: It's All in Your Hands How to avoid cuts on hands and fingers: wear PPE, work safely with tools and around sharp objects, treat all cuts promptly. Prompt Care Can Prevent Infection Making sure minor wounds don't become serious infections. What To Do When Someone Is Injured The ABCs of CPR, and basic first aid.

General Health & Safety

A Rock and a Hard Place Preventing caught-in-between, crushed-by, and pinch-point accidents. Bringing the Culture of Safety Home At home, preventing back injuries, falls, fires, avoiding hazardous chemicals, and wearing safety gear. Building a Safe Career One Decision at a Time Choose safety during every step of every task, every day, to end your career in good health. Cell Phones Consider the safety concerns created by cell phone use at work and while you drive. Crushing Hazards A list of safety tips to help you identify and protect yourself from crushing hazards on the job. Distractions Distractions can be killers. Stay focused at work and when driving any vehicle. Don't Make These Mistakes Eight common mistakes that can be deadly for you or your co-workers. Guarding Yourself Against Pinch Points Safety tips to help you recognize and avoid pinch points of all sizes. Happy Holidays or Hazardous Holidays Enjoy hoildays free from hazards created by decorations, lights, trees, weather, and alcohol. Holiday Safety I Making fire safety a part of your holiday preparations. Holiday Safety II Safety for the holidays: personal, electrical, fire, child, auto, and food. Housekeeping & Cleanliness Housekeeping is affected by our actions, our workspace, and the weather. Housekeeping on the Jobsite Jobsite Checklists A list of items you might want on your jobsite checklist Kids and Construction Securing equipment and materials to prevent injuries to curious children who trespass onto the jobsite. Make National Safety Month a Family Event Make it a yearly tradition to focus on safety at home in June whether at home, on vacation, or at work. Off-the-Job Safety National Safety Month is an opportunity to make safety a part of all your family activities. Project Startup Become familiar with each new project and its safety requirements before you begin. Protecting the Public Protecting bystanders, occupants, and passers-by from construction activities. Safety Never Takes a Break A poem, "I Chose to Look the Other Way" about reminding your co-workers to work safely. Safety Off-the-Job Common hazards off the job: vechicles, falls, fires, drownings, and bathroom accidents. Sanitation I Drinking water, toilet facilities, food handling, vermin control, and trash collection. Sanitation II The importance of clean drinking water, restrooms, and trash disposal on the jobsite. Take Your Safety Knowledge Home Apply your workplace safety training at home to keep your family safe.

Hazard Communication

Asbestos The dangers of asbestos and necessary steps you can take to prevent or limit your exposure. Asbestos and the OSHA Standard Facts about the hazards of asbestos and OSHA's asbestos standard. Carbon Monoxide What is it? Where does it come from? How does it affect me? How do I protect myself? GHS Labels Know how to read labels on hazardous chemicals including the hazardous identification diamond. GHS Pictograms GHS: Safety Data Sheet Format What's an SDS? Where are they located on your site? What information do they provide? Hazard Communication I OSHA's HazCom Standard: employee training, MSDSs, labels, and chemical inventory. Hazard Communication II Health hazards of chemicals, a list of 5 important types of information on an MSDS, and taking responsibility for your own safety. Hazardous Materials A list of safety precautions to follow when working with hazardous materials. Lead Safe work practices when working with or around materials that contain lead. Lead and Other Heavy Metals Safety Data Sheets Have 16 Sections Some ways that SDSs are like roadmaps. The Dangers of Silica Dust Protective measures you can take to prevent silicosis. With Silica Dust, Safety Is a Must! Using engineering controls, respirators, and protective clothing to avoid silicosis. Working Safely with Corrosives and Solvents Working Safely with Lead Recognize the dangers of lead poisoning and learn safe work practices to protect yourself.

Heavy Equipment & Utilities

Construction Forklifts Forklifts: training, pre-use inpspections, safe operation, and looking out for bystanders. Conveyor Safety Tips to consider before you start a conveyor and during safe conveyor operations. Conveyors Conveyor hazards, guards, and lockout/tagout. Conveyors, Pinch Points, & Lockout/Tagout Crane Safety Factors involved in making a safe lift, and safety tips for crane operators and bystanders. Cranes Safe crane operations require attention from crane operators, non-operators, and spotters. Cranes & Bystanders Safety tips for construction workers who work near and with cranes. Cranes & Power Lines Rules to follow when working near power lines and what to do if equipment contacts a power line. Equipment Dangers From back-up alarms to power lines, think, look, and check anytime heavy equipment is in use. Equipment Operators and Bystanders Whether you're maneuvering the heavy equipment or maneuvering around it, keep these safety tips in mind. Excavation Safety: Can You Dig It? Safety tips and site conditions that must be considered during pre-planning. Excavations & Trenches Protective systems and equipment designed to keep you safe. Excavations and Trenching I Trenching hazards, competent person responsibilities, and access/egress requirements. Excavations and Trenching II A list of safety tips for trenching and excavation work. Forklifts Several factors to consider before starting a forklift. Heavy Equipment Hazards, duties, and responsibilities for operators and non-operators. Overhead Power Lines - Shocking! Plan ahead, avoid contact with power lines, using machinery and equipment, and what to do in case of contact. Overhead Power Lines: Look Up Before It's Too Late The hazards of working near overhead power lines and ways to protect yourself. Rigging Rigging safety: before the lift, setting up the lift, during the lift, and maintenance. Rigging II Safe Crane Operation Common and deadly errors made during crane operations. Slings, Chokers, & Wire Rope Safe rigging operations require the proper selection and use of slings, chokers, and wire rope. Underground Utilities Dig with care, whether you're using big equipment or individually operated tools. Utility Hazards: Underground & Overhead APWA's Uniform Color Code for identifying underground utilities and safety tips for working near overhead power lines. Utility Safety . . . Can you Dig it? Plan ahead before you dig to prevent injuries caused by coming in contact with utility lines. Wire Rope Proper use and safety requirements to follow when working with wire rope.

Personal Protective Equipment

Breathing Easy Learn how proper selection and use of respirators can protect you from suffocation, respiratory damage, and death. Eye Protection Only proper selection, fit, and consistent use of eye protection can prevent eye injuries. Eye Protection II Foot Protection Wearing the right protective footwear to prevent foot injuries on the job. Hand Injuries Prevent hand injuries by wearing gloves, being aware of machine dangers, and remaining alert. Hard Hats I How do hard hats protect you? Hard Hats II The advantages of today's hard hats with their many options, styles, and safety accessories. Noise and Your Hearing Become aware of hazardous noise levels on the job and learn methods for controlling noise. Now Hear This! Consider how damage to a 2x10 compares to damage to your hearing. Personal Protective Equipment PPE comes in many forms and protects various parts of your body--only if you wear it and maintain it properly. Preventing Hand Injuries This list of common hand injuries and their causes can help you prevent a variety of injuries. Safety as Far as the Eye Can See Questions to ask yourself when selecting the right eye protection for the job. Set Your Sights on Safety Work-related eye injuries continue to occur, but you can do something to prevent them. Sound Advice Hearing loss can expose you to further injuries and even death. Learn how to preserve your hearing. The Most Important Hat You'll Ever Wear Learn to select the right hard hat for the job from the different classifications, types, and styles.

Personnel

A Safe State of Mind A safe state of mind: What is it? How do you get it? What are the benefits? Anger Management on the Jobsite Bad Habits & How to Change Them Identifying bad habits, finding the root causes, and changing unsafe behaviors. Don't Play the Fool First Day on the Job I A list of questions you should find answers to your first day on a new site. First Day on the Job II Your personal safety is ultimately your responsibility. Learn about hazard identification, PPE, and hand tools. Harassment & Discrimination Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and what you can do to stop harassment and discrimination on the job. Horseplay Examples of horseplay and the possible deadly consequences for the victim of the prank. Partners in Safety: Your Co-Workers and You One person's actions can affect the safety of others working around them. Practical Jokes, Games, & Contests Why you shouldn't instigate or participate in practical jokes, games, or contests on a construction site. Safe Attitudes Save Lives Your best protection against accidents and injuries is a positive safety attitude. Set a good example. Stress Management Stress: What is it, identifying stressors, and finding coping strategies. Supervisor for the Day Safety issues to consider when you're left in charge for the day. Unsafe Acts Looking at the way we treat our "stuff" may shed some light on unsafe acts we commit without thinking. Your Safety Attitude Your safety attitude involves your response to situations, your habits, good time management, and making safe choices.

Policy Issues

Lockout/Tagout Lockout/tagout procedures and the lives they save. Lockout/Tagout II Lockout/Tagout: Controlling Hazardous Energy The basics of lockout/tagout and a list of common energy sources that can create potential hazards. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Medicines Safe and Sober The hazards of alcohol abuse and questions to help you determine whether you have an alcohol abuse problem. Security & Theft Prevention Jobsite security to keep people safe and to prevent the loss of tools and equipment. Substance Abuse The dangers of working while impaired by alcohol, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medicines, or prescription medications.

Special Work

Arc Welding Hazards associated with arc welding and a list of ways to control them. Asphalt Paving Protecting yourself from the hazards of moving traffic, heavy equipment, burns, and heat illness. Bridge Work Special hazards of working on bridges and over water. Concrete Health hazards of concrete placement and how to avoid them. Concrete & Formwork Concrete's physical and chemical hazards, bracing formwork, and protecting reinforcing steel. Concrete Placement Working safely around wet concrete, formwork, and concrete equipment. Confined Spaces Confined space hazards and how to avoid them. Confined Spaces? When in Doubt, Check it Out!

A checklist for helping you make sure every confined space entry ends with a safe exit.

Demolition Key components of ANSI's Safety Requirements for Demolition Operations. Demolition Dangers Respiratory hazards, blasting precautions, and what to consider when working in occupied structures. Electric Arc Welding Learn about fire prevention, proper ventilation, and PPE before you begin to weld. Formwork & Reinforcing Steel A list of dos and don'ts when pouring concrete, installing reinforcing steel, or forming foundation walls. Marine Operations Working safely near or over water to prevent drowning or slips and falls. Masonry Construction PPE, impalement hazards, and limited access zones in masonry work. Masonry Work Minimize the dangers of masonry work with respiratory protection, skin protection, eye protection, and fall protection. Paints, Finishes, & Coatings Read labels and MSDS sheets to learn about flammability, health effects, and proper cleanup of paints, finishes, and coatings. Plant & Process Safety Learn how the hazards on a plant are different from those of a traditional construction site. Roofing A pre-planning checklist for safe roofing work. Roofing Safety Potential dangers of roofing work: access, power lines, fall protection, respiratory protection, fire protection, PPE, holes and skylights. Safety for Home Builders Some common safety hazards of residential construction. Safety in Confined Spaces The hazards of confined spaces and questions to ask yourself before you enter a confined space. Safety on the Small Job When you're the only one on the site, safety is all up to you. Steel Erection I Hazards of steel erection: cranes, falls, structural collapse, overhead hazards, lack of training. Steel Erection II Safety tips for ironworkers: assembly work, falls, crushed-by accidents, falling objects. Taking Safety to New Heights (Steel Erection) Steel erection--site conditions, hoisting and rigging, and fall protection. The Steel Erection Standard Key requirements of OSHA's steel erection standard (Subpart R). Tilt-Up Safety OSHA requirements for precast concrete in tilt-up construction. Welding and Cutting Safety Fire hazards and personal safety when welding or cutting. Working Over or Near Water

Personal flotation devices (PFDs) and an emergency plan can save your life when working over or near water.

Tools

Adjusting and Changing Tool Accessories Basic safety principles to follow when adjusting and changing power tool accessories. Care and Maintenance of Tools Care of Hand Tools Proper selection, use, care, and maintenance of hand tools. Chain Saw Safety Guidelines for safe inspection, operation ,and refueling of chain saws. Chisels, Screwdrivers & Sharp Points Follow these safety tips when using tools with sharp points and edges to avoid being stabbed, scratched, or cut. Compressed Gas Cylinders I Safe use, transport, and storage of compressed gas cylinders. Compressed Gas Cylinders II List of safety rules to follow when using, storing, or working with compressed gas cylinders. Hammers and Other Impact Tools Learn how to avoid common hazards of working with hammers and other impact tools. Hand Tools Avoiding injuries through safe use and careful inspection of hand tools. Hand Tools & Power Tools Understand the risks associated with every tool and know the precautions necessary to avoid accidents and injuries. Handling Sharp Tools & Objects Learn how to use, carry, store, and maintain sharp tools. Keep an eye out for other sharp edges and objects around the jobsite. Laser Safety Guard your eyes from the dangers of laser equipment by wearing the necessary eye protection. Pneumatic Tools Safe operation, necessary PPE, tool selection, and maintenance for the safe use of pneumatic tools. Pneumatic Tools II Powder-Actuated Tools A list of safety tips for those trained and certified to operate powder-actuated tools. Power Saws Selection of necessary PPE, safe operation, adjustments, and maintenance when operating power saws. Power Tools Safety rules to follow when operating electric or pneumatic power tools. The Power of Safety Handling power tools and power saws with safety and care to prevent serious injuries. The Quiet Giant (Gas Cylinders) Safety tips in the first-person voice of a compressed gas cylinder. Tools Getting the job done safely with the right tool. Torches Warnings and safety tips for safe handling of torches during welding, cutting, and heating. Working Safely with Lasers Safety tips for those operating and working near laser equipment to prevent eye damage and skin burns.

Vehicle Safety

Defensive Driving I Five practices for being a good, defensive driver. Defensive Driving II Safety tips to remember every time you get behind the wheel. Motor Vehicles and Your Safety Your responsibilities as a driver or operator, and a checklist for vehicle safety. Road Construction Ahead! Effective communication between motorists and highway workers includes signs, channeling devices, and lighting devices. Work Zone Safety I Work zone safety for drivers and construction workers. Work Zone Safety II Making work zones safer for motorists and highway workers. Work Zone Safety III

Environment & Weather

Be Cool this Summer Reduce your chances of suffering sunburns, skin cancer, and heat-related illnesses. Cold Weather Wear the right clothing and follow safe work practices to prevent cold-related illnesses. Cold Weather Safety Knowing the symptoms and treatment of trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia and learning to dress for cold weather. First Aid for Heat-Related Illnesses Hot Weather Safety Protect yourself from the dangers of heat illnesses and learn to identify the symptoms. Severe Weather Prepare for thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, and hurricanes, and know what to do if you get caught in severe weather. Skin Cancer How to avoid skin cancer through sun protection, early detection, and awarness of danger signs. Staying Cool in Hot Weather Minimize your chances for accidents, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion by allowing your body to adapt to high temperatures. Staying Cool When It's Hot Exposure to extreme heat can compromise your health and safety. Protect your body on the inside and the outside. Storm Watch---Be Prepared What to do when severe weather approaches. Wind, Rain, and Lightning Be prepared when climate conditions change with little notice. Working in the Cold

Manufacturing Safety Meetings Library Titles

Accident Prevention

Accident Investigation Why accident investigations are performed and what part every employee plays. Everybody's a Safety Inspector Housekeeping I Tips for good housekeeping on the job. Housekeeping II Housekeeping prevents accidents, reduces health and fire hazards, increases productivity, and improves morale. Inspections & Walkdowns A few of the reasons and ways inspections and walkdowns are conducted, and what your role is. Job Safety Analysis What your job safety analysis should include and when to update it. Job Safety Analysis II Plan Safety Into Your Day Safety doesn't just happen, it takes effort. Some questions to consider as you go through your workday. Pre-Task Plans Questions to ask yourself before you begin a new task, especially if it is new to you. Pre-Task Plans & Hazard Evaluations Hazard evaluation at the project, shift, and task levels. Pre-Task Safety Check Purpose of the pre-task safety check, methods to control hazards, and a list of questions to consider. What Do You Learn from an Accident Investigation Accident investigations can help prevent future accidents and raise safety awareness.

Electrical Safety

AEGCP Electrical Hazards Common electrical hazards found on the jobsite. Electrical Hazards & Grounding Safety Equipment, installation, protective measures, environment, and work practices. Electrical Safety I Steps you can take to avoid becoming a human conductor. Electrical Safety II Preventing electrocution, tissue damage, burns, and falls. Extend Your Knowledge of Extension Cord Safety A checklist of safety tips to consider when using extension cords. GFCIs & AEGCP Learn how GFCIs protect you and how an AEGCP should be implemented. GFCIs, AEGCPs & Double-Insulated Tools Three electrical safety systems designed to protect you from electric shock. Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters What is a GFCI? How can it save your life? When is it required? Grounding Portable Electric Tools The importance of grounding tools that are not double-insulated. Lights . . . Camera . . . Action! OSHA's lighting requirements are intended to ensure you have adequate light to do your job safely.

Ergonomics & Material Handling

Dollies Can Lighten the Load Ergonomics I Strategies to reduce y our exposure to cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs). Ergonomics II Avoiding ergonomic hazards through engineering controls and ergonomically designed tools. Give Your Back a Break Learn good habits for lifting and carrying. Handling Materials Overview of material handling by hand and with mechanical assistance. Lift Properly & Avoid Back Injuries Safe lifting techniques with some statistics on the frequency of back injuries. Material Handling I A list of ways to avoid accidents and injuries when handling materials by hand. Material Handling II Safe work practices to use when handling materials of all shapes, sizes, and hazards. Preventing Back Injuries Other methods to prevent back injuries: improve your posture, standing posture, sleeping posture, exercise, reduce stress. Proper Lifting Techniques Step-by-step guidelines for safe lifting habits to reduce strain on your back. Safe Storage: Sort It, Stack It, and Secure It! The four S's of storing materials: sort, stack, secure, and safety. Storage of Flammables Three things to consider when working with or near flammables: containers, location, and environment. Think Before You Lift Proper lifting techniques don't come naturally. Concentrate on each move until it becomes a habit.

Falls

Aerial Lifts & Elevated Platforms How to avoid tipping over, falls, and electrocution when working on aerial lifts and elevated platforms. Don't Let Gravity Take You Down Fall Causes Common circumstances that can cause falls: tripping hazards, ladders, and weather. Fall Protection Overview of guardrail, safety net, and personal fall arrest system requirements. Fall Protection Systems Become familiar with the types of fall protection systems available for your safety. Guardrails What guardrails do, where they are used, and key construction requirements. Holes and Floor Openings The hazards of unguarded or unprotected holes and floor openings and steps to protect yourself. Ladder Safety A list of guidelines to follow when working on ladders. Ladders What to consider when inspecting, erecting, climbing, and working on a ladder. Personal Fall Arrest Systems Personal falls arrest system components and how they work together. Preventing Deadly Falls Fatal fall statistics, some fatal fall headlines, and fall protection systems. Safe Scaffolding Safety considerations for setup and use of scaffolds. Scaffolding I Key points for erecting, dismantling, inspections, training, fall protection, guardrails, and overhand bricklaying. Scaffolding II Basic scaffold safety with a focus on supported scaffolds. Scaffolds The competent person and the construction worker's role in scaffolding safety. Scaffolds: Permanent Safety on Temporary Structure Common hazards and a checklist of safe work practices to prevent scaffold accidents. Slips and Spills Factors that contribute to slips, proper clean-up of spills to reduce accidents, and being vigilant. Slips and Trips Preventing same-level falls, and learning how to land in case of a slip or trip. Stairways, Aisles, & Walkways Keeping stairways, aisles, and walkways free of hazards that can cause slips, trips, and falls. Step Up To Safety Ladder safety rules. Use and Erection of Ladders To reduce ladder accidents, learn about proper selection, inspection, and use.

Fire Protection & Prevention

Emergency Plans The importance of emergency plans for various situations on the job and at home. Fight Fire with Prevention & Protection The difference between fire prevention and protection, and why they're both important. Fire Extinguishers & Fire Prevention There's a fire in your work area. Do you know what to do? Fire Prevention A list of safety tips to eliminate fire hazards, and preventing fires during renovation and restoration jobs. Fire Prevention & Protection At work and at home, fire prevention and knowing what to do in case prevention fails and a fire starts. Fires on Construction Sites Fire prevention tips and what to do in case a fire starts. Flammables 10 Safety tips for working with or near flammables. Please "PASS" the Fire Extinguisher The 3 classes of fire extinguishers, how they work, and PASS (pull, aim, squeeze, sweep). Portable Heaters Safe use of electric and fuel-burning heaters to prevent fires, burns, explosions, shock, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Portable Heaters: Staying Warm & Safe Portable heater safety at home and at work. Preparing for an Emergency

Be ready for emergencies, at home or at work, whenever they happen.

First Aid

Bloodborne Pathogens The basics of Universal Precautions and steps to take if exposure is expected. Burns I Immediate treatment for electrical, chemical, or thermal burns, and how to prevent them. Burns II Burn hazards on the job and at home, prevention, first aid, and how not to treat a burn. First Aid The first-aider, the first-aid kit, and some basics of first aid. First Aid for Eye Injuries The five most common types of eye injuries in construction and how to treat them. First Aid Kits A list of first-aid supplies and their uses. First Responders It's Just a Little Cut! Avoid infection by getting wounds treated and then taking care of the wound and dressing. Preventing Cuts: It's All in Your Hands How to avoid cuts on hands and fingers: wear PPE, work safely with tools and around sharp objects, treat all cuts promptly. Prompt Care Can Prevent Infection Making sure minor wounds don't become serious infections. What To Do When Someone Is Injured The ABCs of CPR, and basic first aid.

General Health & Safety

A Rock and a Hard Place Preventing caught-in-between, crushed-by, and pinch-point accidents. Bringing the Culture of Safety Home At home, preventing back injuries, falls, fires, avoiding hazardous chemicals, and wearing safety gear. Building a Safe Career One Decision at a Time Choose safety during every step of every task, every day, to end your career in good health. Cell Phones Consider the safety concerns created by cell phone use at work and while you drive. Crushing Hazards A list of safety tips to help you identify and protect yourself from crushing hazards on the job. Distractions Distractions can be killers. Stay focused at work and when driving any vehicle. Don't Make These Mistakes Eight common mistakes that can be deadly for you or your co-workers. Guarding Yourself Against Pinch Points Safety tips to help you recognize and avoid pinch points of all sizes. Happy Holidays or Hazardous Holidays Enjoy hoildays free from hazards created by decorations, lights, trees, weather, and alcohol. Holiday Safety I Making fire safety a part of your holiday preparations. Holiday Safety II Safety for the holidays: personal, electrical, fire, child, auto, and food. Housekeeping & Cleanliness Housekeeping is affected by our actions, our workspace, and the weather. Housekeeping on the Jobsite Jobsite Checklists A list of items you might want on your jobsite checklist Kids and Construction Securing equipment and materials to prevent injuries to curious children who trespass onto the jobsite. Make National Safety Month a Family Event Make it a yearly tradition to focus on safety at home in June whether at home, on vacation, or at work. Off-the-Job Safety National Safety Month is an opportunity to make safety a part of all your family activities. Project Startup Become familiar with each new project and its safety requirements before you begin. Protecting the Public Protecting bystanders, occupants, and passers-by from construction activities. Safety Never Takes a Break A poem, "I Chose to Look the Other Way" about reminding your co-workers to work safely. Safety Off-the-Job Common hazards off the job: vechicles, falls, fires, drownings, and bathroom accidents. Sanitation I Drinking water, toilet facilities, food handling, vermin control, and trash collection. Sanitation II The importance of clean drinking water, restrooms, and trash disposal on the jobsite. Take Your Safety Knowledge Home Apply your workplace safety training at home to keep your family safe.

Hazard Communication

Asbestos The dangers of asbestos and necessary steps you can take to prevent or limit your exposure. Asbestos and the OSHA Standard Facts about the hazards of asbestos and OSHA's asbestos standard. Carbon Monoxide What is it? Where does it come from? How does it affect me? How do I protect myself? GHS Labels Know how to read labels on hazardous chemicals including the hazardous identification diamond. GHS Pictograms GHS: Safety Data Sheet Format What's an SDS? Where are they located on your site? What information do they provide? Hazard Communication I OSHA's HazCom Standard: employee training, MSDSs, labels, and chemical inventory. Hazard Communication II Health hazards of chemicals, a list of 5 important types of information on an MSDS, and taking responsibility for your own safety. Hazardous Materials A list of safety precautions to follow when working with hazardous materials. Lead Safe work practices when working with or around materials that contain lead. Lead and Other Heavy Metals Safety Data Sheets Have 16 Sections Some ways that SDSs are like roadmaps. The Dangers of Silica Dust Protective measures you can take to prevent silicosis. With Silica Dust, Safety Is a Must! Using engineering controls, respirators, and protective clothing to avoid silicosis. Working Safely with Corrosives and Solvents Working Safely with Lead Recognize the dangers of lead poisoning and learn safe work practices to protect yourself.

Heavy Equipment & Utilities

Construction Forklifts Forklifts: training, pre-use inpspections, safe operation, and looking out for bystanders. Conveyor Safety Tips to consider before you start a conveyor and during safe conveyor operations. Conveyors Conveyor hazards, guards, and lockout/tagout. Conveyors, Pinch Points, & Lockout/Tagout Crane Safety Factors involved in making a safe lift, and safety tips for crane operators and bystanders. Cranes Safe crane operations require attention from crane operators, non-operators, and spotters. Cranes & Bystanders Safety tips for construction workers who work near and with cranes. Cranes & Power Lines Rules to follow when working near power lines and what to do if equipment contacts a power line. Equipment Dangers From back-up alarms to power lines, think, look, and check anytime heavy equipment is in use. Equipment Operators and Bystanders Whether you're maneuvering the heavy equipment or maneuvering around it, keep these safety tips in mind. Excavation Safety: Can You Dig It? Safety tips and site conditions that must be considered during pre-planning. Excavations & Trenches Protective systems and equipment designed to keep you safe. Excavations and Trenching I Trenching hazards, competent person responsibilities, and access/egress requirements. Excavations and Trenching II A list of safety tips for trenching and excavation work. Forklifts Several factors to consider before starting a forklift. Heavy Equipment Hazards, duties, and responsibilities for operators and non-operators. Overhead Power Lines - Shocking! Plan ahead, avoid contact with power lines, using machinery and equipment, and what to do in case of contact. Overhead Power Lines: Look Up Before It's Too Late The hazards of working near overhead power lines and ways to protect yourself. Rigging Rigging safety: before the lift, setting up the lift, during the lift, and maintenance. Rigging II Safe Crane Operation Common and deadly errors made during crane operations. Slings, Chokers, & Wire Rope Safe rigging operations require the proper selection and use of slings, chokers, and wire rope. Underground Utilities Dig with care, whether you're using big equipment or individually operated tools. Utility Hazards: Underground & Overhead APWA's Uniform Color Code for identifying underground utilities and safety tips for working near overhead power lines. Utility Safety . . . Can you Dig it? Plan ahead before you dig to prevent injuries caused by coming in contact with utility lines. Wire Rope Proper use and safety requirements to follow when working with wire rope.

Personal Protective Equipment

Breathing Easy Learn how proper selection and use of respirators can protect you from suffocation, respiratory damage, and death. Eye Protection Only proper selection, fit, and consistent use of eye protection can prevent eye injuries. Eye Protection II Foot Protection Wearing the right protective footwear to prevent foot injuries on the job. Hand Injuries Prevent hand injuries by wearing gloves, being aware of machine dangers, and remaining alert. Hard Hats I How do hard hats protect you? Hard Hats II The advantages of today's hard hats with their many options, styles, and safety accessories. Noise and Your Hearing Become aware of hazardous noise levels on the job and learn methods for controlling noise. Now Hear This! Consider how damage to a 2x10 compares to damage to your hearing. Personal Protective Equipment PPE comes in many forms and protects various parts of your body--only if you wear it and maintain it properly. Preventing Hand Injuries This list of common hand injuries and their causes can help you prevent a variety of injuries. Safety as Far as the Eye Can See Questions to ask yourself when selecting the right eye protection for the job. Set Your Sights on Safety Work-related eye injuries continue to occur, but you can do something to prevent them. Sound Advice Hearing loss can expose you to further injuries and even death. Learn how to preserve your hearing. The Most Important Hat You'll Ever Wear Learn to select the right hard hat for the job from the different classifications, types, and styles.

Personnel

A Safe State of Mind A safe state of mind: What is it? How do you get it? What are the benefits? Anger Management on the Jobsite Bad Habits & How to Change Them Identifying bad habits, finding the root causes, and changing unsafe behaviors. Don't Play the Fool First Day on the Job I A list of questions you should find answers to your first day on a new site. First Day on the Job II Your personal safety is ultimately your responsibility. Learn about hazard identification, PPE, and hand tools. Harassment & Discrimination Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and what you can do to stop harassment and discrimination on the job. Horseplay Examples of horseplay and the possible deadly consequences for the victim of the prank. Partners in Safety: Your Co-Workers and You One person's actions can affect the safety of others working around them. Practical Jokes, Games, & Contests Why you shouldn't instigate or participate in practical jokes, games, or contests on a construction site. Safe Attitudes Save Lives Your best protection against accidents and injuries is a positive safety attitude. Set a good example. Stress Management Stress: What is it, identifying stressors, and finding coping strategies. Supervisor for the Day Safety issues to consider when you're left in charge for the day. Unsafe Acts Looking at the way we treat our "stuff" may shed some light on unsafe acts we commit without thinking. Your Safety Attitude Your safety attitude involves your response to situations, your habits, good time management, and making safe choices.

Policy Issues

Lockout/Tagout Lockout/tagout procedures and the lives they save. Lockout/Tagout II Lockout/Tagout: Controlling Hazardous Energy The basics of lockout/tagout and a list of common energy sources that can create potential hazards. Prescription & Over-the-Counter Medicines Safe and Sober The hazards of alcohol abuse and questions to help you determine whether you have an alcohol abuse problem. Security & Theft Prevention Jobsite security to keep people safe and to prevent the loss of tools and equipment. Substance Abuse The dangers of working while impaired by alcohol, illegal drugs, over-the-counter medicines, or prescription medications.

Special Work

Arc Welding Hazards associated with arc welding and a list of ways to control them. Asphalt Paving Protecting yourself from the hazards of moving traffic, heavy equipment, burns, and heat illness. Bridge Work Special hazards of working on bridges and over water. Concrete Health hazards of concrete placement and how to avoid them. Concrete & Formwork Concrete's physical and chemical hazards, bracing formwork, and protecting reinforcing steel. Concrete Placement Working safely around wet concrete, formwork, and concrete equipment. Confined Spaces Confined space hazards and how to avoid them. Confined Spaces? When in Doubt, Check it Out!

A checklist for helping you make sure every confined space entry ends with a safe exit.

Demolition Key components of ANSI's Safety Requirements for Demolition Operations. Demolition Dangers Respiratory hazards, blasting precautions, and what to consider when working in occupied structures. Electric Arc Welding Learn about fire prevention, proper ventilation, and PPE before you begin to weld. Formwork & Reinforcing Steel A list of dos and don'ts when pouring concrete, installing reinforcing steel, or forming foundation walls. Marine Operations Working safely near or over water to prevent drowning or slips and falls. Masonry Construction PPE, impalement hazards, and limited access zones in masonry work. Masonry Work Minimize the dangers of masonry work with respiratory protection, skin protection, eye protection, and fall protection. Paints, Finishes, & Coatings Read labels and MSDS sheets to learn about flammability, health effects, and proper cleanup of paints, finishes, and coatings. Plant & Process Safety Learn how the hazards on a plant are different from those of a traditional construction site. Roofing A pre-planning checklist for safe roofing work. Roofing Safety Potential dangers of roofing work: access, power lines, fall protection, respiratory protection, fire protection, PPE, holes and skylights. Safety for Home Builders Some common safety hazards of residential construction. Safety in Confined Spaces The hazards of confined spaces and questions to ask yourself before you enter a confined space. Safety on the Small Job When you're the only one on the site, safety is all up to you. Steel Erection I Hazards of steel erection: cranes, falls, structural collapse, overhead hazards, lack of training. Steel Erection II Safety tips for ironworkers: assembly work, falls, crushed-by accidents, falling objects. Taking Safety to New Heights (Steel Erection) Steel erection--site conditions, hoisting and rigging, and fall protection. The Steel Erection Standard Key requirements of OSHA's steel erection standard (Subpart R). Tilt-Up Safety OSHA requirements for precast concrete in tilt-up construction. Welding and Cutting Safety Fire hazards and personal safety when welding or cutting. Working Over or Near Water

Personal flotation devices (PFDs) and an emergency plan can save your life when working over or near water.

Tools

Adjusting and Changing Tool Accessories Basic safety principles to follow when adjusting and changing power tool accessories. Care and Maintenance of Tools Care of Hand Tools Proper selection, use, care, and maintenance of hand tools. Chain Saw Safety Guidelines for safe inspection, operation ,and refueling of chain saws. Chisels, Screwdrivers & Sharp Points Follow these safety tips when using tools with sharp points and edges to avoid being stabbed, scratched, or cut. Compressed Gas Cylinders I Safe use, transport, and storage of compressed gas cylinders. Compressed Gas Cylinders II List of safety rules to follow when using, storing, or working with compressed gas cylinders. Hammers and Other Impact Tools Learn how to avoid common hazards of working with hammers and other impact tools. Hand Tools Avoiding injuries through safe use and careful inspection of hand tools. Hand Tools & Power Tools Understand the risks associated with every tool and know the precautions necessary to avoid accidents and injuries. Handling Sharp Tools & Objects Learn how to use, carry, store, and maintain sharp tools. Keep an eye out for other sharp edges and objects around the jobsite. Laser Safety Guard your eyes from the dangers of laser equipment by wearing the necessary eye protection. Pneumatic Tools Safe operation, necessary PPE, tool selection, and maintenance for the safe use of pneumatic tools. Pneumatic Tools II Powder-Actuated Tools A list of safety tips for those trained and certified to operate powder-actuated tools. Power Saws Selection of necessary PPE, safe operation, adjustments, and maintenance when operating power saws. Power Tools Safety rules to follow when operating electric or pneumatic power tools. The Power of Safety Handling power tools and power saws with safety and care to prevent serious injuries. The Quiet Giant (Gas Cylinders) Safety tips in the first-person voice of a compressed gas cylinder. Tools Getting the job done safely with the right tool. Torches Warnings and safety tips for safe handling of torches during welding, cutting, and heating. Working Safely with Lasers Safety tips for those operating and working near laser equipment to prevent eye damage and skin burns.

Vehicle Safety

Defensive Driving I Five practices for being a good, defensive driver. Defensive Driving II Safety tips to remember every time you get behind the wheel. Motor Vehicles and Your Safety Your responsibilities as a driver or operator, and a checklist for vehicle safety. Road Construction Ahead! Effective communication between motorists and highway workers includes signs, channeling devices, and lighting devices. Work Zone Safety I Work zone safety for drivers and construction workers. Work Zone Safety II Making work zones safer for motorists and highway workers. Work Zone Safety III

Environment & Weather

Be Cool this Summer Reduce your chances of suffering sunburns, skin cancer, and heat-related illnesses. Cold Weather Wear the right clothing and follow safe work practices to prevent cold-related illnesses. Cold Weather Safety Knowing the symptoms and treatment of trench foot, frostbite, and hypothermia and learning to dress for cold weather. First Aid for Heat-Related Illnesses Hot Weather Safety Protect yourself from the dangers of heat illnesses and learn to identify the symptoms. Severe Weather Prepare for thunderstorms, tornadoes, flash floods, and hurricanes, and know what to do if you get caught in severe weather. Skin Cancer How to avoid skin cancer through sun protection, early detection, and awarness of danger signs. Staying Cool in Hot Weather Minimize your chances for accidents, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion by allowing your body to adapt to high temperatures. Staying Cool When It's Hot Exposure to extreme heat can compromise your health and safety. Protect your body on the inside and the outside. Storm Watch---Be Prepared What to do when severe weather approaches. Wind, Rain, and Lightning Be prepared when climate conditions change with little notice. Working in the Cold
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