To provide and maintain a safe and healthy worksite, owners, contractors, employers, supervisors, and workers must accept and follow their own level of responsibility.
Health and Safety Tips
- Understand and follow the safety program and jobsite work procedures.
- Wear appropriate clothing and use all required personal protective equipment.
- Not take unnecessary risks and not endanger other workers through practicaljokes or horseplay .
- Not use any broken tools or unsafe equipment; unsafe tools and equipment must be removed from service .
- Stay off the worksite if impaired by drugs (medical or illegal) or alcohol or allow others to do so.
- Refuse to carry out any work activity that could result in harm to themselves or any other employee.
- Maintain good housekeeping conditions
- Report all injuries immediately to first aid, the supervisor, or the employer.
- All workers are familiar with and follow the company safety program.
- Workers are properly trained and follow safe jobsite work procedures, and the applicable work and safety regulations.
- The jobsite is evaluated and hazards are eliminated. If hazards are not controlled, the employer must develop special work procedures to prevent the risk of worker injury or disease.
- Workers wear appropriate clothing and the required personal protective equipment.
- Appropriate tools, equipment, and materials are available and used.
- Emergency jobsite procedures are developed and made known to workers.
- Develop, implement, and maintain a safety program designed to prevent injuries and disease in the workplace.
- Evaluate worksite hazards and take necessary steps to protect workers
- Plan the work to be done, ensuring that the right tools, equipment, and materials are available when needed.
- Ensure that supervisors train workers in safe work practices and procedures
- Provide required first aid services and equipment
- Ensure that Occupational Health and Safety Regulations are complied with on an ongoing basis.
- Pre-read the Toolbox Talk. Your comfort level and confidence will be higher if you know your topic.
- Discuss related tasks, work areas or events that make the Toolbox Talk relevant to your job site.
- Involve the workers by asking questions and input that drives discussion.
Questions for Discussion
- What can you do to ensure you are meeting your responsibility in your workplace?
- How can you help others meet their workplace responsibilities?