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The Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee is committed to providing quality safety education for professionals in the stone industry.  This course bundle was sponsored by the Natural Stone Institute Safety Committee to provide Tool Box Talks for safety meetings.

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Courses in Toolbox Talk Course Bundle
  • TT101: Tool Box Talk- Accident Prevention Basics

    Accidents are caused by many factors. Many of these factors are within our direct control as we perform our jobs each day. This tool box talk will facilitate a discussion on accident prevention.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT111: Tool Box Talk- Basic First Aid Summary

    Personnel who have received approved first aid/CPR/AED training are a key element of a site’s injury response program. Receiving proper first aid/CPR can minimize the extent of injuries and even save your life.  This safety meeting will cover only basic first aid instructions. Your workplace may have a trained, designated first response team. However, by reviewing these procedures, you will be better prepared to help if one of your co-workers gets injured on the job. In severe injury or life-threatening situations or if you are unsure, always call for 911 emergency services to request emergency medical assistance.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT112: Tool Box Talk- Basic Injury Response

    An industrial injury requires prompt and responsible action to help the affected employees. To ensure, you are prepared, knowledge of basic injury response rules is required.

    In this safety meeting immediate response requirements will be discussed. When someone in your workplace is injured, seconds counts. By knowing these injury response requirements, you will be better prepared should one of your coworkers is injured on the job.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT113: Tool Box Talk- Body Protection PPE Overview

    Body protection can minimize exposure to materials in the workplace as well as protect against other hazards.  It can be as simple as normal work attire, e.g., uniform, or other protective clothing.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT114: Tool Box Talk- Eyes and Face Safety and PPE Overview

    OSHA requires employers to require employees to wear eye and face protection from flying particles, molten metal, liquid chemicals, acids or caustic liquids and other hazardous chemicals, chemical gases or vapors, or potentially injurious light radiation. Over 1000 eye and face injuries occur in the workplace every day. According to OSHA, these injuries cost more than $300 million per year in lost production time, medical expenses, and worker compensation. Many of these injuries result in severe pain and suffering with some resulting in partial or total blindness. Eye and face injuries can be prevented if the hazards are recognized and with the proper selection and use of eye and face protection. 

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT115: Tool Box Talk- Foot Protection PPE Overview

    OSHA requires workers to use protective footwear when working in areas where there is a danger of foot injuries due to falling or rolling objects, or objects piercing the sole, or when the use of protective footwear will protect the affected employee from an electrical hazard, such as a static-discharge or electric-shock hazard. Additionally, protective footwear may be required to protect against other hazards, e.g., wet conditions and exposure to chemicals.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT116: Tool Box Talk- Hand and Arm Safety and PPE Overview

    OSHA requires employers to select and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees’ hands are exposed to hazards such as those from skin absorption of harmful substances; severe cuts or lacerations; severe abrasions; punctures; chemical burns; thermal burns; and harmful temperature extremes. This applies equally to the arms. Over 100,000 lost time hand and arm injuries typically occur every year in the workplace. Hand and arm injuries can be prevented if the hazards are recognized and with the proper selection and use of hand and arm protection.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT117: Tool Box Talk- Head Protection PPE Overview

    OSHA requires head protection if there is a risk from falling objects or there is a risk from contact with live electrical conductors. Wearing appropriate head protection can prevent serious injuries.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT118: Tool Box Talk- Hearing Conservation Overview

    Repeated exposure to elevated levels of noise can cause hearing loss. Once it occurs, hearing loss is permanent and cannot be reversed. OSHA requires employers to evaluate noise level exposures in the workplace and if exposure exceeds 85 dBA/8-hour time weighted average to have a written hearing conservation program and offer hearing protection to its employees. If exposures exceed 90 dBA/8-hour time weighted average then hearing protection use is mandatory. Noise induced hearing loss can be prevented. Use of hearing protection is equally applicable at home as it is in the workplace.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT119: Tool Box Talk- Respiratory Protection Overview

    Feasible engineering controls and administrative controls are required by employers to reduce employee’s exposures to airborne hazardous substances below applicable exposure limits. When engineering controls such as dust collection and point of use ventilation and/or  administrative controls are not practical or do not reduce exposures below applicable exposure limits, respiratory protection may be used.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT131: Tool Box Talk- Closed-Top Container Unloading Safety Overview

    The following slab-handling safety guidelines have been carefully developed and used in the handling of millions of slabs.  Used in tandem with your own company’s operating and safety procedures, they can help safeguard your well-being and protect other workers and customers who visit your facility.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT132: Tool Box Talk- Confined Space Hazards Overview

    Entry into confined spaces poses many hazards and can result in serious injury and death if performed without the proper training, equipment and procedures.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT133: Tool Box Talk- Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Overview

    Ensuring equipment is at a zero energy state and the energy source isolated or rendered inoperative so that the energy source cannot be re-energized is a necessary and required life critical process when performing equipment servicing and maintenance. Lockout/tagout is required when the servicing and maintaining machines and equipment and the unexpected energization or startup of the machines or equipment, or release of stored energy, could harm employees. Servicing or maintenance activities include constructing, installing, setting up, adjusting, inspecting, and modifying machines or equipment. Specific activities include but are not limited to lubricating, cleaning or unjamming machines and making adjustments or tool changes.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT134: Tool Box Talk- Electrical Safety Basics

    Contact with electrical energy can cause serious injuries such as burns and shock and even death (electrocution).  You can prevent contact with electrical energy if you understand and follow basic electrical safety guidelines.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT135: Tool Box Talk- Hazard Communication Overview

    OSHA requires all employers with hazardous chemicals in their workplaces to prepare and implement a written hazard communication program, and must ensure that all containers are labeled, employees are provided access to safety data sheets (SDS’s), and an effective training program is conducted for all potentially exposed employees.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT136: Tool Box Talk- Rotating Equipment Safety Overview

    Rotating equipment poses a hazard of being entanglement. Entanglement occurs when a body part is drawn into the rotating part of a machine or tool. This includes fixed and portable machines and tools including, saws, drills, milling machines, grinders, conveyor belts, pulleys and gear sprockets. OSHA records show that in the six years between January 1, 2006, and December 31, 2011, 389 workers were injured when their clothing, gloves, jewelry, or hair was caught by moving equipment or machinery parts. The injuries proved fatal for forty-eight of these workers.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT137: Tool Box Talk- Stone Cutter or Splitter Safety Overview

    Stone cutters and splitters use saw blades or hydraulic force to cut or split stone. If used improperly, serious injuries can occur.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT201: Tool Box Talk- Accident Prevention (Intermediate)

    Accidents can result in personal injuries and damaged equipment and inventory. The most common accidents involve material handling tasks. Some accidents begin with unsafe actions performed in unsafe situations or hazardous conditions.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT211: Tool Box Talk- Heat Illness Prevention

    Heat is a serious hazard in the workplace. Heat related illness if not attended to can lead to serious and life-threatening injuries.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT212: Tool Box Talk- What is Crystalline Silica?

    Over- exposure to respirable crystalline silica particles can lead to serious, sometimes fatal illnesses including silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (in those with silicosis), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition, silica exposure has been linked to other illnesses including renal disease and other cancers. Silicosis is a progressive disease and there is no cure upon its onset, thus minimizing your exposure to respirable crystalline silica is the key to prevention.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT231: Tool Box Talk- Battery Safety

    Battery powered equipment with rechargeable batteries is commonplace in modern stone shop and warehouse operations. An example is a battery powered forklift. Battery power has advantages over other types of fuel most notably it doesn’t generate carbon monoxide from the burning of fossil fuels. In recent years, many accidents have occurred where employees were injured during charging, installing, removing, or maintaining batteries.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT232: Tool Box Talk- Cargo Dock Safety

    Warehouse accidents result in personal injuries, damaged equipment, and destroyed inventory.  The most common warehouse accidents involve forklifts and manual material handling.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT233: Tool Box Talk- Chemical Handling and Storage Safety

    https://edu.naturalstoneinstitute.org/education/catalog/detail.cfm?id=149Chemicals are routinely used in the workplace. Their safe use and storage can prevent accidents.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

     

  • TT234: Tool Box Talk- Compressed Air Safety

    Compressed air as it name implies is gas under pressure. If used improperly, compressed air poses several hazards and can even cause death.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT235: Tool Box Talk- Crane and Hoist Safety- General Requirements

    Using cranes and hoists to move large and/or heavy objects is commonplace in industry. Following safe operating methods and procedures can prevent property damage and injuries to crane users and surrounding personnel.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT236: Tool Box Talk- Crystalline Silica Exposure Prevention

    Exposure to crystalline silica often occurs as part of common workplace operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, grinding/sanding and crushing of natural and engineered stone products such as granite and slate and also in the quarrying of these materials. Over-exposure can lead to serious, sometimes fatal illnesses including silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis (in those with silicosis) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The best method to prevent a crystalline silica exposure related disease is to minimize exposure to crystalline silica.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT237: Tool Box Talk- Cutting Hand Tool Safety

    Cutting hand tools are commonplace in the work environment. They are used to severe materials like plastic strapping and for cutting open containers. Statistics show that cutting hand tools cause more disabling injuries than any other type of hand tool. Injuries from cutting hand tools can be prevented if appropriate proper safety measures are taken.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT238: Tool Box Talk- Emergency Action Planning

    In the United States, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards require some firms with more than 10 employees to have a written emergency action plan; smaller companies may communicate their plans orally. Top management support and the commitment and involvement of all employees are essential to an effective emergency action plan.
     

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT239: Tool Box Talk- Fire Protection Safety

    Following fire protection safety rules are critical for protecting human life and equipment.
    Failure to follow these rules has been a contributing factor for many workplace fires and accidents.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT240: Tool Box Talk- Forklift Safety

    Forklifts are a necessity in the stone industry. They are used in many ways including to move stone slabs. While a versatile piece of equipment, there are safety rules that must be followed to ensure the safety of the driver and others in the workplace.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT241: Tool Box Talk- Holiday Season Safety Tips

    HOLIDAY FUN, HOLIDAY STRESS and HOLIDAY ACCIDENTS! All year long you’ve heard workplace safety messages “follow work rules… don’t take shortcuts… prevent accidents….” To do this, of course, you have to keep your mind on your work. But this time of the year, your mind may be everywhere else but on your work. The following are a few holiday season safety reminders tips to help prevent workplace and off the job accidents during the holiday season.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT242: Tool Box Talk- Housekeeping

    Everyone has heard the adage, “a place for everything and everything in its place.”  Housekeeping aligns with this adage and is a broad term that refers to the routine maintenance and upkeep of a workplace. Housekeeping must be a fundamental part of every safety program. Good housekeeping reduces injuries and accidents, improves morale, reduces fire potential, and can even make operations more efficient. 

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT243: Tool Box Talk- Loading and Unloading Trucks with A-Frame Supports

    The following slab-handling safety guidelines have been developed to ensure the safe loading and unloading of stone slab A-Frame supports on flatbed trucks. When used in tandem with your own company’s operating and safety procedures they can help safeguard your well-being and protect other workers and customers who visit your facility.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT244: Tool Box Talk- Moving Stone Slabs with Forklifts

    Forklifts are used in numerous work settings to move materials.  If operated properly they can be used without incident.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT245: Tool Box Talk- Manual Slab Handling Safety

    Manual lifting and moving of materials poses a risk of musculoskeletal injuries. These may include back, shoulder and hand/arm injuries. In the stone industry, the risk includes lifting and moving stone slabs in the shop or on the residential or commercial job site. You can avoid serious injury by following these precautions.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT246: Tool Box Talk- Pneumatic Nail Gun Safety

    Pneumatic tools, aka nail guns or staple guns, as their names imply, use pneumatic energy (air pressure) to drive nails and staples into materials. Serious injuries or fatalities can result from improper use including unintentional discharge.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT247: Tool Box Talk- Portable Electric Power Tool Safety

    Portable electric power tools are used commonly in our industry. While use of portable electric power tools can make tasks easier and more efficient, improper use of these tools can potentially lead to serious accidents.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT248: Tool Box Talk- Power Tool Safety

    Power tools, both portable and fixed installation are a common part of our everyday lives. These tools help us to easily perform tasks that otherwise would be difficult or impossible. However, these simple tools can be hazardous and have the potential for causing severe injuries when used or maintained improperly.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT249: Tool Box Talk- Preventing Vehicle Backup Accidents

    A vehicle backup incident occurs when a driver is backing a vehicle does not see an object or person(s) within the path of travel and strikes the object or person(s). Workplace vehicles include cars, pickup trucks, traditional fork lifts, cargo delivery trucks, semi-trailer trucks, flat-bed trailer trucks, dump trucks, shooting boom forklifts, skid loaders, garbage trucks, bulldozers, backhoes and concrete delivery trucks. Recent statistics show over 50 backup fatalities per year occur in the workplace. These incidents can be prevented.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT250: Tool Box Talk- Stone Slab Handling Safety

    Stone slab handling occurs in virtually any stone shop, warehouse, stone storage yard and quarry.  Stone slabs are very large, very heavy and can be unwieldy and extremely dangerous if not handled properly.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT251: Tool Box Talk- Walking/Working Surface Safety

    Slips, trips and falls represent approximately 15% of all accidental deaths and approximately 25% of reported injuries. Slippery surfaces often take you by surprise. Wet, greasy or muddy floors are dangerous under any conditions, but they present special hazards when you’re pushing a hand truck or moving stone slabs. Maintaining walking and working surfaces free from hazards can prevent slip, trip and fall accidents.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT252: Tool Box Talk- Winter Driving Safety Overview

    Winter weather is beautiful but it also poses significant hazards to drivers.  You can reduce the risk if you follow a few safety practices.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers

  • TT253: Tool Box Talk- Working at Elevation Safety Overview

    Falls from as little as three (3) feet can cause serious injury. Using ladders, scaffolding, operating mobile work platforms (e.g., scissor lifts and extendable boom lifts), working on roofs and working around or on elevated platforms all pose the risk of falls. The following provides a summary of fall prevention measures when working at elevation.

    Target Audience: Fabricators, Installers, Stone Distributors, Quarriers