Turn Toolbox Talks Into Bottom-Line Success 

Does anyone really enjoy meetings? They often feel like wasted time — after all, they take time away from actually getting work done. But if you want to be the construction or manufactoring company with the best safety record — and enjoy all the benefits that come with that — it’s worth making short toolbox talks a part of your company culture. 

First Things First: What the Heck Is a Toolbox Talk?

A toolbox talk is an informal group discussion that focuses on one specific safety issue. You can hold them monthly, weekly or daily, based on your specific type of business. But, as you’ll learn in this eBook, the more frequently you hold them, the bigger the benefit.

Construction and manufacturing companies often skip these talks because — as mentioned above — they can feel like a waste of time. You’re just sitting around talking, not doing work. What kind of employer can spare time for that?

But done right, toolbox talks can deliver significant and proven safety and cost benefits. Think: lower insurance rates, lower legal costs, lower turnover, less damaged equipment, and lower medical costs just to start. Want to know how and why to use toolbox talks? Read on.