Toolbox Talks for Workplace Safety


Toolbox Talks are short pre-written safety meetings provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA). They are an easy way for foremen and supervisors to keep their workers updated and knowledgeable about workplace safety. They are designed to heighten employee awareness of workplace hazards and OSHA regulations.

When discussing a Toolbox Talk:

  • Use props whenever possible to help you communicate the talking points to your employees or coworkers. For example, if you are having a meeting on setting up a portable step ladder, have one set up nearby as an example as you read the Toolbox Talk.
  • Always give your employees or coworkers an opportunity to ask questions.

FREE Toolbox Talks are provided at They are available to download for the use within your company. New Toolbox Talks are published each month with a selected topic that is generic enough to be applied to many different work environments.

Toolbox Talks already published this year are:

January – The Dark Side of Electricity

February – The Most Abused Safety Device on the Job

March – Things to Know About Double Insulated Tools

April – Understanding Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters


If your company would like something on other topics, Baxter Group, Inc. provides educational seminars from 15-minutes to a full day, Lunch and Learns, safety topics for company safety meetings, specific contaminant topics, indoor environmental quality, and many more, all tailored specifically to your group’s needs. Baxter Group, Inc. has already been given the opportunity to provide these services to some organizations including Brechbill and Helman, Associated Builders and Contractors, Wilson College Facilities Department, and real estate agencies.

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