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Weekly Toolbox Talk: Essential Business

Construction work is considered and essential business, as our industry is responsible for keeping, highways, office buildings, hospitals, chemical plants, schools, churches, arenas and shopping centers. As the situation keeps developing, we will continue to review all official government orders and updates. Your supervisor will advise you on the specifics in your location as new information becomes available.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: COVID-19 Action Plan 2

 

WATER BOTTLE USE

Experts don't believe your reusable water bottle can spread the virus. But you should definitely be cleaning it diligently, regardless of an outbreak.  Prior to drinking from a new water bottle, be sure to inspect that the seal beneath the cap is secure and not broken.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: COVID-19 Action Plan

This guidance is based on what we currently know about COVID-19 as provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SYMPTOMS

Symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath – similar to influenza or a bad cold.

PREVENTION

Weekly Toolbox Talk: War on Falls - Suspension Recap, Zero Tolerance

This zero tolerance means that certain unsafe employee actions will automatically result in suspension from work. So that employees understand what these actions are that will result in suspension, we will recap the WAR ON FALLS safety violations that will result in a minimum two-day suspension.

LADDERS

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Coronavirus

You most certainly have heard recent news stories about an outbreak of Coronavirus across the globe that generated in China, as well as the diagnosis of a small number of related cases here in the United States.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Employee Handbook - Part II

ACCIDENTS
In the event an employee is involved in an accident or sustains an injury while on the job, they must report it to their supervisor immediately regardless of its severity. First aid supplies are normally maintained at jobsites to take care of certain minor injuries. When medical attention is warranted, the supervisor will assist the employee in getting to proper medical facilities.

Weekly Toolbox Talk: Sprains and Strains

Sprains and strains continue to be one of the highest types of injuries within our company. By following a few simple rules, many of these injuries can be avoided or their severity greatly reduced. Medical evidence has shown that performing warm-up exercises before work and after breaks reduces strain and sprain type injuries.

These rules are:

  • Warm up before performing physical task

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