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Toolbox Talk Materials

The following Toolbox Talk materials are meant to be a guideline only, to assist in meaningful discussions about your work and workplace. Each one should be reviewed and adjusted to meet the hazards and conditions in your workplace.

Toolbox Meeting Form (PDF)





Worker's Rights

Safety Culture

Safe Work Practices and Safe Job Procedures

Near Miss Accident Theory

Early and Safe Return to Work - Duty to Co-operate /Benefits

Workplace Harassment

Safety Talk Tips


Habits in the Workplace

Safety - Bring it Home

Situational Awareness

Hazards and Hazard Reporting

Mind On Safety

Documenting First Aid Incidents

Respectful Workplaces


Workplace Complacency

Fatigue Awareness

Workplace Inspections

Hand Safety


Musculoskeletal Injury Controls

Stretching Exercises

Back Care - Basic Lifting

Preventing Back Injuries

Push/Pull Safety

Leg Injuries

Cold Weather Ergonomics

Shovelling & Digging

Back Care

Back Care - Lift Smartly

Back Care - Lifting

Back Care - Materials

Back Care - Materials 2

Lock Out Tag Out

Lock Out Tag Out


Nail Guns

Circular Saws

Powder-Actuated Tools


Hand Protection

Eye Protection

Hearing Protection

Fall Protection

Respiratory Protection

Removing Disposable Mask & Gloves


Welder's Flash Part 1

Welder's Flash Part 2

Temporary Lighting

Scaffold Safety

Temporary Heaters

Mobile Equipment

Mounting & Dismounting Excavators

Traffic Control

Tarping Loads

Driving/Road Hazards

Driving Through Construction Zones

Driver Fatigue

Distracted Driving

Defensive Driving

Emergency Preparedness for Road Travel

General Emergency Prepardness





Asbestos - Part 1

Asbestos - Part 2

Rebar Impalement Hazards

Needle Stick and Sharp Object Injuries

Fire Prevention

Fire Prevention and Control

Rags and Spontaneous Combustion

Combustible Materials


Trees and Power Lines

Carbon Monoxide

Silica Dust Exposure

Lighting Conditions

Working Near/Over Water

Working in a Confined Space 

Trenching and Excavation

Weather/Seasonal Hazards

Working in Extreme Cold

Winter Safety Hazards

Removing Snow from Structures

Seasonal Hazards - Spring

Wind Hazards

Hurricane Prepareness for Construction Sites


 Lyme Disease and Blacklegged/Deer Ticks

Wildlife and Construction

Infectious Disease Prevention

Mould and Mildew

Ticks (Lyme Disease, Ticks and their Removal)



Falling Objects

Fall Prevention

Hierarchy of Fall Protection

Floor and Roof Openings

3-point Contact on Ladders

Guard Rails

Preventing Slips and Falls

3 Point Contact: Vehicles and Equipment

Working at Heights - Site Specific Training

Rope Grabs

Slip and Fall Hazards for Truck Drivers

Step Ladders

Extension Ladders

Approvals and Inspections

Formwork Leading Edge

Control Zones for Flat Roofs

Fall Protection: Basic Types

Improving Temporary Stairs and Handrails

Find Your Footing:Ground Conditions

Inspecting a Harness

Scaffoldng  Safety

Fall Protection for Woking on a Sloped Roof

Donning a Fall Protection Harness

Anchorage Point & Instalation

15 Steps Supervisors Can Take to Prevent Falls

Self Retracting Devices

Lanyards and Classes

MSI Hazard and Controls

(The following MSI Hazard & Control Infosheets have been prepared by the IHSA)


Industrial, Commercial, Institutional

Hazards and Controls for Concrete Floors and Drains

Hazards and Controls for Carpentry Finishing

Hazards and Controls for Drywall

Hazards and Controls for General Labourers

Hazards and Controls for Plumbing

Hazards and Controls for Painters and Decorators

Hazards and Controls for Drywallers

Hazards and Controls for Electricians

Hazards and Controls for Insulators

Hazards and Controls for Pipe Trades

Hazards and Controls for Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Hazards and Controls for Rodworkers

Hazards and Controls for Boilermakers

Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)

Heavy Civil

MSDs - Controls

MSDs - Risk Factors

MSDs - Welding

MSDs - Wholebody Vibration
Heavy Civil Construction

Other Safety Sheets


Safety Messaging Activities