The Importance of Toolbox Talks

The safety message, or “Toolbox Talk” is an effective and positive way towards making culture change in an organization. The message should be short and simple (2 – 5 minutes). Oftentimes supervisors give these safety briefs to the men and women they are leading. Other times the supervisor will designate someone from their team to give this brief message. In the event that you or others on your team are designated to give the safety brief it is important to be prepared. Here are several topics to choose from when you are asked to give the safety brief: seasonal safety messages, general industry safety messages, home safety messages, driver safety messages, and ReMA safety newsletters

There are thousands of short safety briefs available for review online. Contact anyone on ISRI’s EHS team if you need help setting up and delivering a safety brief with your team.

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