TOOLBOX TALK 30/60
TOPIC: YOUR CHANCES OF BEING INJURED
OBJECTIVE: TO ENSURE WORKERS ARE AWARE OF THEIR CHANCES OF GETTING INJURED
Some things to know before you give your talk:
- An unsafe worker has a much greater “chance” of being involved in accidents than a safe worker.
- The percentage of probability is determined by the amount of exposure to safety hazards. For example, a worker NOT shutting down a motor before maintenance has a much greater chance of being injured.
Studies show that out of 600 incidents with no visible injury or loss:
- About 30 result in property damage
- 10 result in minor injuries, and
- 1 results in a serious injury.
How do you know where you will fall in that 600?
- The percentage of probability of an accident occurring increases when procedures are not followed.
- The chance of a serious injury also increases when unsafe procedures or actions are repeated.
- The chance of a serious injury also increases when persons are not wearing the correct PPE.
Try this for show and tell:
Talk to the team about what could be done on the job to reduce the chance that someone will be injured. Ask them to point out specific areas on the site that can be improved.
Questions you can use to get them talking:
- What can you do in your job that decreases the probability of an accident or incident?
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