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74 different “Weekly Safety Meeting” Talks Topics for Download

Integrity Safety Services, located in Vancouver, WA is one of the companies that I had the opportunity of interacting with during the Washington Governor’s Safety Show earlier this month.
They were kind enough to give me a stretching DVD designed for companies to implement in order to reduce workplace injuries from muscles that haven’t been stretched yet. I recently checked out their website and I was pleasantly surprised to find a sizeable download pages with “Weekly Safety Meetings”. This list of 74 different topics is available in pdf format either individually or collectively (all 74 talks in one document).
Looking for ideas for safety meetings? Looking for print-outs? You can’t do any better than what Integrity Safety Services is offering for free.
Check out their website at http://www.integritysafety.com and click on the “Downloads” button to view the topics.
While you’re there, check out the services that they offer:
• Targeted Consulting Services
• Safety Management Solutions
• Safety Training
• Video Production
These guys have a lot to offer so take advantage of the free downloads and then give them a call to find out how they can give you a hand with your safety program.

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  1. February 25, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you so much for the kind write-up. We were really excited to have the chance to meet everyone at the conference and are happy to be a resource to the industry.

  2. April 12, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve actually written a short post on “How to Give a Safety Talk (Introduction and Example)” here: ( http://wp.me/pP8G3-2X ) Take a look. I hope it will help people giving safety talks. It was geared for construction but the method work well for any industry. I hope this helps your readers.

    Great Blog. Thanks!

  3. Atwell Jere
    May 28, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Thanks a lot for this lead. it will bring up a new dimension to our daily safety meetings.

  4. jwala Sharma
    March 30, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Environmental and facility safety signs are intended to communicate the presence of environmental hazards to the observer in the area. They are usually larger and contain less information than product safety signs and labels in order to be clearly understood at longer distances. Table 1: Classification and Use of Signal Words shows the signal words for the seven basic classifications used for environmental and facility safety signs. Safety tags and barricade tapes use only the first five classifications.

  5. jwala Sharma
    March 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Safety meeting is like the backbone of fire safety management in company company CEO requires to attended the meetings regularly for safe & better future

  6. jwala Sharma
    March 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    A house or other substantial building offers the best protection from lightning. In assessing the safety provided by a particular structure, it is more important to consider what happens if the structure gets struck by lightning, rather than whether the structure will be hit by lightning. For a shelter to provide protection from lightning, it must contain a mechanism for conducting the electrical current from the point of contact to the ground. These mechanisms may be on the outside of the structure, may be contained within the walls of the structure, or may be a combination of the two. On the outside, lightning can travel along the outer shell of the building or may follow metal gutters and downspouts to the ground. Inside a structure, lightning can follow conductors such as the electrical wiring, plumbing, and telephone lines to the ground.

    Avoid Unsafe Shelters!

    Unless specifically designed to be lightning safe, small structures do little, if anything, to protect occupants from lightning. Many small open shelters on athletic fields, golf courses, parks, roadside picnic areas, schoolyards and elsewhere are designed to protect people from rain and sun, but not lightning. A shelter that does not contain plumbing or wiring throughout, or some other mechanism for grounding from the roof to ground is not safe. Small wooden, vinyl, or metal sheds offer little or no protection from lightning and should be avoided during thunderstorms.

    How Lightning Enters a House or Building

    There are three main ways lightning enters homes and buildings: (1) a direct strike, (2) through wires or pipes that extend outside the structure, and (3) through the ground. Regardless of the method of entrance, once in a structure, the lightning can travel through the electrical, phone, plumbing, and radio/television reception systems. Lightning can also travel through any metal wires or bars in concrete walls or flooring.

    Stay Safe While Inside

    Phone use is the leading cause of indoor lightning injuries in the United States. Lightning can travel long distances in both phone and electrical wires, particularly in rural areas. Stay away from windows and doors as these can provide the path for a direct strike to enter a home. Do not lie on the concrete floor of a garage as it likely contains a wire mesh. In general, basements are a safe place to go during thunderstorms. However, there are some things to keep in mind. Avoid contact with concrete walls which may contain metal reinforcing bars. Avoid washers and dryers since they not only have contacts with the plumbing and electrical systems, but also contain an electrical path to the outside through the dryer vent.

    Remember Your Pets

    You may want to consider the safety of your family pets during thunderstorms. Dog houses are not lightning-safe. Dogs that are chained to trees or chained to wire runners can easily fall victim to a lightning strike.

    Protect Your Personal Property

    Lightning also causes significant damage to personal property each year. In addition to direct strikes, lightning generates electrical surges that can damage electronic equipment some distance from the actual strike. Typical surge protectors will NOT protect equipment from a lightning strike. To the extent possible, unplug any appliances or electronic equipment from all conductors well before a thunderstorm threatens. This includes not only the electrical system, but also the reception system. If you plan to be away from your home when thunderstorms are possible, be sure to unplug unneeded equipment before you leave.

    Summary of Lightning Safety Tips for Inside the Home

    · Avoid contact with corded phones

    · Avoid contact with electrical equipment or cords. If you plan to unplug any electronic equipment, do so well before the storm arrives.

    · Avoid contact with plumbing. Do not wash your hands, do not take a shower, do not wash dishes, and do not do laundry.

    · Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off porches.

    · Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls.

    If someone is struck by lightning…

    People struck by lightning carry no electrical charge and can be handled safely.
    Call for help. Get someone to dial 9-1-1 or your local Emergency Medical Services (EMS) number.
    The injured person has received an electrical shock and may be burned, both where they were struck and where the electricity left their body. Check for burns in both places.
    Give first aid. If breathing has stopped, begin rescue breathing. If the heart has stopped beating, a trained person should give CPR.

  7. santosh kumar yadav
    May 11, 2013 at 10:17 am

    good safty talk

  8. Anonymous
    May 20, 2013 at 6:14 am

    i am looking for free topics for everyday safety meeting to kind of change it up

  9. jwala sharma RIL
    August 13, 2013 at 8:03 am

    tool box talk really a great tool against the hazards aat site

  10. jwala sharma RIL
    August 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

    fires are one of the scariest things that can happen on the road and they happen more often than you think. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says 33 car fires are reported every hour in the U.S., and 18 percent of all reported fires occur on a road or highway and involve a motor vehicle. Teens and young adults with driver’s licenses are most likely to be involved in car fire accidents, according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System, and young males are victims more often than females.

    These statistics, while sobering, don’t mean you should worry that your vehicle is going to spontaneously combust on your drive home from work. But safe driving and regular maintenance are important to reducing your chances of being involved in one of these incidents

  11. jwala sharma RIL
    August 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

    What is Arc Flash?

    Arc Flash occurs when electricity “jumps” or “arcs” through the air. Dust particles in the air provide the conductivity for the electricity to surge from the power source.

    The danger from an arc flash can be one or more of several different hazards.

    1. The 35,000 degree F heat.
    2. Metal that has been liquefied
    3. Blinding and intense light (can damage the eyes)
    4. The pressure that explode in waves
    5. Metal and other items that “explode’ outwards like shrapnel
    6. Sound Waves

    Where can Arc Flash occur?

    The easy answer is… anywhere that electricity is present in high enough voltage to sustain an arc. That means that there are a lot of places that you need to protect yourself.

    * Electrical panels
    * Transformers
    * Switchboards
    * Switch Gears
    * A whole lot more…

    What should you do to protect yourself?

    * Anywhere that you have identified an Arc Flash Hazard Potential, you need to have an Arc Flash Hazard Analysis done. The panel, transformer or switchboard should be labeled according to the arc flash level.
    * Establish appropriate safety rules to protect anyone who is working in the hazard zone.
    * ALWAYS wear the appropriate Arc Flash PPE for the level of arc flash present.

  12. jwala sharma RIL
    August 13, 2013 at 8:07 am

    New OSHA Cranes and Derricks standard has finally been released. Available online here, the new standard will be officially published on Monday (Aug. 8, 2010) in the Federal Register. It is set to revise the old standard (29 CFR 1926.550) that has been in place since 1971.

    Numbering 1,070 pages, the standard is, to say the least, comprehensive and extensive.

    The major changes are:

    * Crane operator certification
    * Synthetic slings (which didn’t even exist back in 1971) recommendations and specifications
    * Clearer instructions for crane work around power lines
    * Greater responsibility concerning the ground condition

    Reaction has already been mixed with some saying that this new standard, in practice, changes nothing.

  13. jwala sharma RIL
    August 13, 2013 at 8:08 am

    The Basics of Respiratory Protection
    The days of bringing canaries down in the mine to determine if and when the air was toxic are,
    fortunately for us and also for the canaries, long gone. Today, gas monitors and new technology alerts
    us to the dangers in the air around us so that we can take appropriate measures to protect our health.
    Respiratory protection is perhaps one of the least understood and often the most daunting areas of
    workplace safety most of us have to tackle. But it doesn’t have to be. Understanding and applying some
    basic principles can make respiratory protection as natural as… well breathing!
    On April 8, 1998 OSHA’s revised 29 CFR 1910.134 standard became law. It reflects the first major
    revision since the 1971 original standard.
    This paper has two objectives:
    1. To enhance your understanding of the advantages and limitations of respiratory protective
    products.
    2. To provide you with other information on current OSHA regulatory requirements.
    1. OSHA REGULATORY REVIEW 1910.134
    • Engineering and or administrative controls of environmental hazards should be the
    employers’ primary safety goal.
    • If engineering/administrative controls are not readily attainable, the employer shall
    develop an effective respiratory protection program that is site specific.
    • The employer shall have a trained program administrator.
    • The employer shall establish an effective and dynamic written work site specific
    program.
    • The employer shall provide appropriate respirators, training and medical evaluations at
    no cost to the employee.
    • Employer shall evaluate present and probable work site hazards by either measured or
    estimated means.
    • Employer shall select proper respiratory protection based on work site specific hazards.
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    • Employer shall provide medical evaluations for every respiratory user, including those
    worn for comfort reasons in non‐hazardous atmospheres.
    • Conduct pre‐use and annual fit testing of all tight fitting respirators, including air
    supplied types.
    • All fit testing must be conducted in the negative pressure mode using Qualitative (QL) or
    Quantitative (QN) protocols.
    • End users wishing to use only 1 fit test method for both must use QN
    • OSHA requires annual fit testing and thereafter whenever the employer observes
    conditions or changes in the physical condition of the wearer or, the wearer requests
    another test or, there is a change in the workplace conditions.
    • Employers training programs shall include procedures and schedules for cleaning and
    disinfecting, storing, inspecting, repairing, disposal and maintaining respirators.
    • Program shall include procedures for proper respirator use in routine and foreseeable
    emergency operations.
    • Ensure adequate quantity, flow and quality of breathing air including oxygen content,
    CO alarm and non‐interchangeability of air house couplings for supplied air respirators.
    • Program shall include
    • Pre‐use and annual training in the proper use of respirators
    • Demonstrate knowledge regarding the respirators need, care and maintenance
    • Effective limits
    USER TRAINING
    Employers shall have an effective training program which results in the employees being able to
    demonstrate a working knowledge of the following:
    • Why the respirator is necessary and how improper fit, usage, or maintenance can compromise
    its operation.
    • What are the respirators working capabilities and limitations.
    • How to inspect, put on, remove, use and perform user seal checks.
    • How to use the respirator in emergency situations, including those involving malfunction.
    • Proper procedures for respiratory maintenance and storage.
    • How to recognize the medical signs and symptoms that may limit or prevent respirator use.

  14. jwala Sharma
    September 15, 2013 at 5:11 am

    ollowing explosives are allowed to be carried in passenger vessel – Any explosive not exceeding 2.5 kg in weight other than fulminate (Class-5) – Ammunition class 6-Divi.3 – Fire works – Class 7 – Detonators not exceeding 200 in numbers provided it does not contain more than 2.25 gm of explosive. 4.7.5 EXPLOSIVE TRANSPORT BY AIR: 1. Air transportation of explosives is severely restricted and is governed by many national/international organizations. A particular airline is to be consulted for this purpose. 2. Explosive which is imported have to fulfill standards set by IATA (International Air Travel Agency), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and US Department of transport (DOT). 3. Explosives of category 1.4S are allowed to be transported by air. 4. DGCA permission is essential for explosive imports into India. 4.8 LIQUIDATION OR DISPOSAL: 1. Segregate/ sort out non usable explosives (charges, prima cord and defective detonators). 2. Store defective/remnants of Primary high explosives and secondary high explosives in separate containers designated for each type of explosives in Magazine at a predefined location away from good/usable explosive storage area. 3. These explosives must be properly packed and marked “NOT SUITABLE FOR USE”. The area of disposable explosive must be marked “DISPOSABLE EXPLOSIVE AREA.” 4. A proper record of disposable explosive must be maintained at magazine. 4.8.1 METHOD OF DISPOSAL: 1. Locate a site flat, clear and open far away from inhabited area and other buildings, highways and Railway tracks. 2. No High-Tension line should be crossing over the selected site. It must be grass free preferably sandy soil as per rule No. 109 of Indian Explosives Rule. 3. Approval from local police and regional controller of explosives be sought for disposal activity. 4. A particular disposal activity must be well documented with proper certification. 5. Representative from the office of Controller of Explosives may be present during disposal operation as per Form No. 36, item No.5 of ER 1983. Following methods of disposal must be followed as per requirements. 4.8.2 BURNING PIT: 1. Burning pit is used for disposal of secondary high explosives. 2. Have a steel tray of 3 to 4 mm-thick plates and of 1X1X0.15 m. dimension having legs 20 cm. high. 3. Put steel tray in a pit of dimensions 1.5X1.5X1.5 m.

  15. Jeremy MacDonald
    November 27, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    They took it down.

  16. jwala sharma RIL
    February 21, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Safety meeting is like the backbone of fire safety management in company company CEO requires to attended the meetings regularly for safe & better future

  17. Jwala sharma (RIL)
    September 15, 2014 at 7:02 am

    safety signs are intended to communicate the presence of environmental hazards to the observer in the area. They are usually larger and contain less information than product safety signs and labels in order to be clearly understood at longer distances. Table 1: Classification and Use of Signal Words shows the signal words for the seven basic classifications used for environmental and facility safety signs. Safety tags and barricade tapes use only the first five classifications.

  18. September 15, 2014 at 7:04 am

    A house or other substantial building offers the best protection from lightning. In assessing the safety provided by a particular structure, it is more important to consider what happens if the structure gets struck by lightning, rather than whether the structure will be hit by lightning. For a shelter to provide protection from lightning, it must contain a mechanism for conducting the electrical current from the point of contact to the ground. These mechanisms may be on the outside of the structure, may be contained within the walls of the structure, or may be a combination of the two. On the outside, lightning can travel along the outer shell of the building or may follow metal gutters and downspouts to the ground. Inside a structure, lightning can follow conductors such as the electrical wiring, plumbing, and telephone lines to the ground.

    Avoid Unsafe Shelters!

    Unless specifically designed to be lightning safe, small structures do little, if anything, to protect occupants from lightning. Many small open shelters on athletic fields, golf courses, parks, roadside picnic areas, schoolyards and elsewhere are designed to protect people from rain and sun, but not lightning. A shelter that does not contain plumbing or wiring throughout, or some other mechanism for grounding from the roof to ground is not safe. Small wooden, vinyl, or metal sheds offer little or no protection from lightning and should be avoided during thunderstorms.

  19. September 15, 2014 at 7:06 am

    Safety meeting is like the backbone of fire safety management in company company CEO requires to attended the meetings regularly for safe & better future with regular input and implementations
    Every CEO must have to do weekly safety committee of the meeting

  20. September 15, 2014 at 7:09 am

    explosives are allowed to be carried in passenger vessel – Any explosive not exceeding 2.5 kg in weight other than fulminate (Class-5) – Ammunition class 6-Divi.3 – Fire works – Class 7 – Detonators not exceeding 200 in numbers provided it does not contain more than 2.25 gm of explosive. 4.7.5 EXPLOSIVE TRANSPORT BY AIR: 1. Air transportation of explosives is severely restricted and is governed by many national/international organizations. A particular airline is to be consulted for this purpose. 2. Explosive which is imported have to fulfill standards set by IATA (International Air Travel Agency), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and US Department of transport (DOT). 3. Explosives of category 1.4S are allowed to be transported by air. 4. DGCA permission is essential for explosive imports into India. 4.8 LIQUIDATION OR DISPOSAL: 1. Segregate/ sort out non usable explosives (charges, prima cord and defective detonators). 2. Store defective/remnants of Primary high explosives and secondary high explosives in separate containers designated for each type of explosives in Magazine at a predefined location away from good/usable explosive storage area. 3. These explosives must be properly packed and marked “NOT SUITABLE FOR USE”. The area of disposable explosive must be marked “DISPOSABLE EXPLOSIVE AREA.” 4. A proper record of disposable explosive must be maintained at magazine. 4.8.1 METHOD OF DISPOSAL: 1. Locate a site flat, clear and open far away from inhabited area and other buildings, highways and Railway tracks. 2. No High-Tension line should be crossing over the selected site. It must be grass free preferably sandy soil as per rule No. 109 of Indian Explosives Rule. 3. Approval from local police and regional controller of explosives be sought for disposal activity. 4. A particular disposal activity must be well documented with proper certification. 5. Representative from the office of Controller of Explosives may be present during disposal operation as per Form No. 36, item No.5 of ER 1983. Following methods of disposal must be followed as per requirements. 4.8.2 BURNING PIT: 1. Burning pit is used for disposal of secondary high explosives.

  21. September 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

    HAZOP studies

    It is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or operation in order to identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel or equipment, or prevent efficient operation; it is carried out by a suitably experienced multi-disciplinary team (HAZOP team) during a set of meetings. The HAZOP technique is qualitative, and aims to stimulate the imagination of participants to identify potential hazards and operability problems; structure and completeness are given by using guideword prompts. The relevant international standard [1] calls for team members to display ‘intuition and good judgement’ and for the meetings to be held in ‘a climate of positive thinking and frank discussion’. The HAZOP technique was initially developed to analyze chemical process systems, but has later been extended to other types of systems and also to complex operations such as nuclear power plant operation and to use software to record the deviation and consequence.

  22. September 15, 2014 at 7:12 am

    HAZOP studies

    It is a structured and systematic examination of a planned or existing process or operation in order to identify and evaluate problems that may represent risks to personnel or equipment, or prevent efficient operation; it is carried out by a suitably experienced multi-disciplinary team (HAZOP team) during a set of meetings. The HAZOP technique is qualitative, and aims to stimulate the imagination of participants to identify potential hazards and operability problems; structure and completeness are given by using guideword prompts. The relevant international standard [1] calls for team members to display ‘intuition and good judgement’ and for the meetings to be held in ‘a climate of positive thinking and frank discussion’. The HAZOP technique was initially developed to analyze chemical process systems, but has later been extended to other types of systems and also to complex operations such as nuclear power plant operation and to use software to record the deviation

  23. September 15, 2014 at 7:14 am

    The method applies to processes (existing or planned) for which design information is available.[a] For continuous processes, this commonly includes a piping and instrumentation diagram or process flow diagram which is examined in sections, chosen so that for each a meaningful design intent (the desired, or specified range of behaviour for that item, not just its design duty point ) can be specified. For example, in a chemical plant, a pipe may be intended to transport 2.3 kg/s of 96% sulfuric acid at 20 °C and a pressure of 2 bar from a pump to a heat exchanger but a prudent designer will have allowed for foreseeable variations – hotter/stronger acid, pump ‘no-flow’ pressure on the line – before the design reaches detailed HAZOP and (where possible) that wider design envelope should be explicitly identified and taken as the ‘design intent’ basis for HAZOP study .[b] The intended duty of the heat exchanger may be to heat 2.3 kg/s of 96% sulfuric acid from 20 °C to 80 °C but its full design intent will also include ‘glimpse of the obvious’ functions; eg maintaining containment of hot acid (and of the heating fluid,and preventing leakage of one into the other). The size of sections should be appropriate to the complexity of the system and the magnitude of the hazards it might pose. The HAZOP team then determines what are the possible significant Deviations from each intent, feasible Causes and likely Consequences. It can then be decided (at the HAZOP, or by subsequent analysis) whether existing, designed safeguards are sufficient, or whether additional actions are necessary to reduce risk to an acceptable level. For batch and other sequential operations a logic flow diagram should be available for HAZOP study as well: equipment may have different design intents at different points in the operation (all should be considered) and hazards may arise from performing operations out of sequence. When HAZOP meetings were recorded by hand they were generally scheduled for three to four hours per day.[c] For a medium-sized chemical plant where the total number of items to be considered is 1200 (items of equipment and pipes or other transfers between them) about 40 such meetings would be needed.[2] Various software programs are now available to assist in meetings.

    Guide words and parameters
    In order to identify deviations, the team applies (systematically, in order [d]) a set of Guide Words to each section of the process. To prompt discussion, or to ensure completeness, it may also be helpful to explicitly consider appropriate parameters which apply to the design intent. These are general words such as Flow, Temperature, Pressure, Composition. The current standard[1] notes that Guide words should be chosen which are appropriate to the study and neither too specific (limiting ideas and discussion) nor too general (allowing loss of focus). A fairly standard set of Guide Words (given as an example in Table 3 of [1]) is as follows:

    Guide Word Meaning
    NO OR NOT Complete negation of the design intent
    MORE Quantitative increase
    LESS Quantitative decrease
    AS WELL AS Qualitative modification/increase
    PART OF Qualitative modification/decrease
    REVERSE Logical opposite of the design intent
    OTHER THAN Complete substitution
    EARLY Relative to the clock time
    LATE Relative to the clock time
    BEFORE Relating to order or sequence
    AFTER Relating to order or sequence
    (The last four guide words are applied to batch or sequential operations.) Where a guide word is meaningfully applicable to a parameter e.g. NO FLOW, MORE TEMPERATURE, their combination should be recorded as a credible potential deviation. The distinction between some guide words may not always be remembered by the team (LESS COMPOSITION should suggest less than 96% sulfuric acid, AS WELL AS COMPOSITION should suggest a contaminant whereas OTHER THAN COMPOSITION should suggest something else such as oil) or be well observed by the plant (if a 60% sulphuric/ 15% nitric acid mixture could be fed instead, the possibility could be flagged up against LESS, AS WELL AS, OTHER THAN).

    HAZOP-type studies may also be carried out by considering applicable guide words and identifying elements to which they are applicable[1] or by considering the parameters associated with plant elements and systematically applying guide words to them; although this last approach is not mentioned in the relevant standard, its examples of output include a study (B3) recorded in this way.[1] The following table gives an overview of commonly used guide word – parameter pairs and common interpretations of them.

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