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Toolbox Talks

Toolbox Talks

Brief, informal talks or meetings about specific topics relevant to agriculture to set the tone for safer work practices 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.
All-Terrain Vehicle Operation on Farm Property ATV Safety and Gear Basic Tractor Operation Battery Boosting Biosecurity Protocols and Their Relationship to Worker Health Blocking Raised Equipment Carbon Monoxide Chocking Wheels Communicating health and safety concerns to management Confined Spaces on the Farm Developing a Spring Checklist Developing a Visitor Orientation Ergonomics and manual handling Fall Protection Farm Machinery and Left-Hand Turns Farm Machinery Fire Prevention Farm Safety Photo Tips for Media Farm Safety- Write it Right Farm Stress Management Farm Workshop Safety Farming Around Power Lines Front-end Tractor Attachments General Hitching and Hauling Glove Selection and Use Grain Bin Safety Handling and administration of veterinary medicines Hazard Points and Guarding on Farm Equipment Hazards and Eye Protection on the Farm Hitching – Drawbar Connection Ladder safety Learning From Close Calls Lifting safely Lighting and Marking Self-Propelled Equipment Locating underground utilities before you dig Lock-out/Tag-out Managing Grain Dust Noise and Hearing Protection Operating Portable Augers Operation of Self-Propelled Equipment on Public Roadways Overhead Wire Safety Playing Safe on the Farm – Toolbox Talks for Kids Power take off Pre-Operational Inspection of Equipment Preparing Grain Bins for Harvest Proper load handling Refuelling equipment Removing Duals Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) Responding to an Emergency Risk assessment Safe Handling of Cattle Safe Ladder Use Safety Footwear Sleep and Effective Farming Slips and Trips Snow Blower Safety Think S.A.F.E. Toolbox Talks – Template Towing large loads Transporting Oversized Loads Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) Wildlife Management Working Alone Working Alone Working In Extreme Cold Working in extreme heat

Other Resources

Toolbox Talk Template

A Toolbox Talk Template is the starting blocks to help you build safety on your farm. Take the template and adjust it to custom fit your operation. You can adjust the template to address a variety of topics, everything from specific machinery operations to handling livestock.

Agricultural Safety Tailgate Talks (English & Spanish)

Organization: Workplace Safety & Prevention Services

These tailgate talks consist of short 10-15 minute hands-on conversation pieces which supervisors and other appropriate personnel can use with seasonal agricultural workers. Included are 16 topics which address specific hazards along with an introduction providing guidance for use. Topics can be grouped or delivered separately as appropriate.

Developed as part of the Seguridad Agrícola – Agricultural Safety Tools available in Spanish and English.