Conduct Safety Meetings on a Number of Topics
Toolbox Talks are brief, informal talks or meetings about specific topics relevant to agriculture and how to undertake these various tasks safely and properly. These talks typically involve a two to five minute, interactive discussion on something safety-related and can be conducted at the beginning of each day or prior to a specific farm task in order to remind workers about the importance of safe work methods or procedures.
Talk leaders are offered brief instructions on how to conduct the Toolbox Talk discussion and are encouraged to print a copy for each participant so they can follow along and then have the sheet for future reference. When the Toolbox Talk has been completed, there is an area on the sheet to be filled-in with the operation’s name, location and the date along with participant signatures. The sheet can then be filed with other safety records as needed.
In celebration of Canadian Agricultural Safety Week and the theme Let’s Talk About it!—which encourages farmers to engage in conversations about safety—the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association has developed 20 Toolbox Talks covering such topics and hot and cold weather safety, lifting safety, lighting and equipment marking, fall protection, and more. These Toolbox Talks were made possible thanks to exclusive corporate sponsor Pioneer Hi-Bred Limited.
Browse through the list of Toolbox Talks below and download the talks that are relevant to your operation.
1 Operation of self-propelled equipment on public roadways
2 Lighting and marking self-propelled equipment
3 Working in extreme cold
4 Working in extreme heat
5 Hitching - drawbar connection
6 General hitching and hauling
7 Fall protection
8 Pre-operational inspection of equipment
9 Refuelling equipment
10 Communicating health and safety concerns to management
11 Lifting safely
12 Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
13 Ergonomics and manual handling
14 Risk assessment
15 Think S.A.F.E.
16 Use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
17 Towing large loads
18 Proper load handling
19 Handling and administration of veterinary medicines
20 Biosecurity protocols and their relationship to worker health