Toolbox Talks

 
NUCA Toolbox Talks are for NUCA members to use and distribute to their employees to assist them in promoting safety in the workplace. 

Contractors should hold toolbox safety talks with their employees on a weekly or bi- weekly basis. Toolbox talks should reinforce the company safety rules, warn of dangerous conditions, and describe safe procedures. 

Toolbox talks are not a substitute for training. These NUCA toolbox talks sheets are not designed to provide all the information available on the subject. However, they are designed to reinforce training and to remind workers of hazards and of ways they can protect themselves on the jobsite.

In 2021, NUCA will be updating these valuable safety teaching tools on an ongoing basis.

Note: Each of these NUCA Toolbox Talks sheets are saved in Adobe PDF format.

 
How to Give a Toolbox Talk   Como_se_da_una_Charla_de_Caja_de_Herramientas

Toolbox Talks Signup Sheet

 

Hoja De Signo De Charlas De Caja De Herramientas


Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  Caja de Herramientas: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

2021 TBTs

 

 

     

JANUARY

 

JULY

OSHA Revised Hazard Communication Standard

 

Basic Electrical Safety - The Most Abused Device on the Job

PPE Hardhat Best Practices

 

OSHA's Lockout/Tagout Standard - Before You Get Started

Portable Step Ladders - Safety Best Practices

 

When Protecting Against Cave-Ins is Requred in Excavations

Working Safely Around Underground Utilities at Excavation Sites

  Working in Hot Environments
FEBRUARY   AUGUST
Clarifying Two Key Definitions in the OSHA Excavation Standards
 
  Basic Electrical Safety – Important Things to Know About GFCIs
OSHA’s Revised Haz-Com Standard – New GHS Label Requirements
 
  Learn the Five Rules of the Smith System
Personal Protective Equipment – Hazard Assessments
 
  Portable Fire Extinguishers - Just Remember "PASS"
The Role of the Competent Person on an Excavation Site
 
  Watch for Telltale Signs of Distressed Soil Around Excavations
MARCH   SEPTEMBER
Portable Ladders – Types and Working Loads
 
  Basic Electrical Safety – Stay Aware of Overhead Power Lines
PPE – Eye Protection
 
  Basic Excavation Safety – Safety Tips When Using Trench Boxes
Watch Out for Falling Objects When Working Inside Excavations
 
  OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Standards – Why They Affect Everyone
Working Safely with
Table Saws

 
  Portable Fire Extinguishers – Do’s and Don’ts
APRIL   OCTOBER
Avoiding Electrical Hazards When Using Portable Ladders
 
  Basic Excavation Safety – Safety Tips When Using Hydraulic Shores
Basic Electrical Safety – Avoid Misuse of Extension Cords
 
  Basic Scaffold Safety – Tips for Ensuring Safety on Work Platforms
Hazardous Atmosphere Inside Excavations
 
  OSHA’s Lockout-Tagout Standard – Forms of Hazardous Energy
Safety While Refueling Vehicles and Equipment
 
  OSHA’s Lockout-Tagout Standard – Safety & On-site Contractors
MAY   NOVEMBER
Avoiding Open Holes in Electrical Boxes & Panels
 
  Basic Excavation Safety - Safety Tips When Using Timber Shoring
Dealing with Hazards created by Water Inside Excavations
 
  How the End of Daylight Savings Time Can be Deadly
PPE - Voluntary Use of Dust Masks
 
  Operating a Pedestal or Bench Grinder - Basic Safety Requirements
The Role of the Competent Person for Scaffolding

 
  Preventing Fires Caused by Electrical Chords

The Correct Way to Store Portable Ladders
JUNE   DECEMBER
Basic Scaffold Safety – Safety Starts at Ground Level
 
  Basic Electrical Safety - The Dark Side of Electricity
OSHA’s Revised Haz-Com Standard – “Skull & Crossbones” Pictogram
 
  Basic Excavation Safety - Tips for Sloped & Benched Excavations
OSHA Rules About Walking or Driving Across Open Excavations
 
  PPE - Hand Protection / General Hazards
PPE – Foot Protection
 
  Working in Cold Weather and Environments
ENGLISH   SPANISH

Driving

 

 

Bad Weather Driving

 

Manejando En Tiempo Malo

Driver Distractions 

 

Las Distracciones del Conductor

Driver Distractions Revisited 

 

 

Intersection Collisions 

 

Los Choques en Cruces

Parking Lot Safety

 

Peligros en los Parques de Estacionamiento

Road Rage/Aggressive Drivers

 

Furia y Agresividad en la Carretera

Rules of the Road

 

Reglas Del Camino

Tailgating… Following Too Close For Comfort 

 

Molestar a otros por manejar tan pegado

 

 

 

Equipment / Tools

Arc Welding Safety

 

Seguridad de la Soldadura de Arco

Chain Saw Safety

 

Seguridad del Serrucho de Cadena

Drilling Safely

 

Taladrando

Handling Gas Cylinders

 

Trabajando con Cilíndros de Gas

Handling Gasoline And Flammable Liquids

 

Trabajando con Gasolina Y Líquidos Inflamables

Hand Tools Safety

 

Seguridad con las Herramientas de Mano

Improper Battery Handling Can Burn You

 

Uso de Baterías

Inspect Slings For Safe Lifting

 

Inspeccione las Eslingas para un Levante Seguro

Ladder Safety

 

La Seguridad de Escaleras

Locking and Tagging Out Equipment

 

Clausura y Señalización del Equipo

Machine Guarding

 

Seguros en las Máquinas

Mechanics – Safe Work Habits

 

Mecánicos Buenos

Operating Cut-Off Saws Safely

 

Operación Segura de la Sierra Circular

Pneumatic Tools

 

Herramientas Neumáticas

The Proper Use of Portable Ventilators

 

El Uso Apropiado de los Ventiladores Portátiles

Refueling Construction Equipment

 

Poniendo Combustible en Equipo de Construcción

Safe Operation of Abrasive Wheel Grinders

 

Operaciones Seguras de la Rueda Pulidora Abrasiva

Safety Measures for Quick-Disconnect Attachment Couplers

 

Medidas de Seguridad para la Rápida Desconexión del Enganche de Acoplamiento

Sling Safety

 

Seguridad de las Eslingas

Using Jacks Safely

 

El Uso Seguro de los gatos

Using Pipe Plugs Safely

 

Usando Tapones De Tubos Seguramente

Wood Chippers

 

Astilladoras de Madera

Working Around Equipment

 

Trabajos Alrededor de los Equipos

Working Safely With Skid Steer Loaders

 

Seguridad en el Trabajo con las Cargadoras de Dirección Deslizante

Vibrating Tools/Equipment Pose HAVS Risk

 

Los Equipos y las Herramientas con Vibración Causan Riesgos del Síndrome HAVS

 

 

 

General Safety

 

 

3-Point Contact

 

Contacto de 3-Puntos

Avoiding Animal, Snake and Insect Related Hazards

 

Como se Evita Peligros Relacionados con Animales, Serpientes e Insectos

Avoid Pipe Handling Pinch Points

 

Evitar pellizcarse cuando esté trabajando con tuberías

Back Injury Prevention

 

Prevencion de la Herida de Espaldas

Call Before You Dig

 

Llame Antes de Empezar a Cavar

Confined-Space Entry

 

Entradas a Espacios Confinados

Electrical Hazards

 

Los Peligros Eléctricos

Employee Safety Responsibilities

 

La Responsabilidad de los Empleados en su Seguridad

First Aid

 

Primeros Auxilios

First Aid for Burns

 

Primeros Auxilios para Quemaduras

First Aid for Eye Emergencies

 

Primeros Auxilios para Emergencias de los Ojos

Foreman/Supervisor Commitment to Safety

 

Compromiso de Seguridad del Capataz/Supervisor

Handling Chemical Spills

 

Manejo de Derrames Químicos

Hazard Communications—Your Right To Know

 

Comunicacion Del Peligro

HDD Electrocution Risk

 

El Riesgo de HDD Electrocution

Health Hazards of Working with Sewage

 

Peligros para la Salud al Trabajar con Desagues

How To Read Material Safety Data Sheet

 

Cómo Leer Una Hoja de Datos de Seguridad de Materiales

How To Use A Fire Extinguisher

 

Como Usar un Extintor Del Fuego

Manhole Entry Procedures

 

Procedimientos de Entrada a una Alcantarilla

Personal Inspection Checklist

 

Lista Personal de Inspección

Protecting Workers from Tick Bites and Tick-Borne Disease

 

Como deben protegerse los trabajadores de picaduras de garrapatas y de las enfermedades causadas por ellas

Removing Construction Banding Is A Snap

 

Remueva las Bandas de Construcción Rápidamente

Substance Abuse in the Workplace

 

Abuso de Sustancias en el Trabajo

Trench Safety

 

Seguridad en las Zanjas

 

 

 

Unsafe Acts, Unsafe Conditions

Why Take a Chance?

 

¿Porque Correr Riesgos?

Work Zone Safety

 

Seguridad en la Zona de Trabajo

 

 

 

Personal Protective Equipment

Hand Protection

 

Protección de Manos

Head Protection

 

Protección de Cabeza

Hearing Protection

 

La Proteccion Auditiva

Eye And Face Protection

 

Protección de Ojo y Cara

Foot Protection

 

Protección de Pie

Personal Protective Equipment—An Overview

 

Revision del Equipo de Proteccion Personal

 

 

 

Weather and Environment

Bad Weather Driving Reminder

 

Manejando En Tiempo Malo

Be Careful Of The Sun

 

Cuídese del Sol

Heat Exhaustion And Heatstroke

 

El Agotamiento Y la Insolación

Keep Your Cool When The Weather Is Hot

 

Manténgase Fresco Mientras el Clima está Caluroso

Overhead Power Lines

 

Lineas Electricas Aereas

Poison Plant Problems

 

Las Plantas Venenosas pueden Causar Problemas

Protecting Yourself from the Sun

 

Los Rayos del Sol

Working in Cold Weather

 

Cuando Trabaje en Climas Fríos