Toolbox Talks from Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA)

Not a large number, but, if you are in the need for something different than the same ol’ same ol’, you can click here.

These guys…

Stand-Down for Safety – 2023 – Prevent Falls in Construction

Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry, accounting for one-third of all construction fatalities. That’s why the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is so important. This year’s Stand-Down will take place May 1-5, 2023.

The Stand-Down is a voluntary event that encourages employers to take a break from work to talk to their employees about fall hazards and prevention. It’s an opportunity to review safety procedures, inspect equipment, and train workers on how to stay safe.

Being safe is for you and your family

There are many things that employers can do to prevent falls in construction. Here are a few tips:

  • Provide proper training on fall protection.
  • Ensure that all workers have the proper personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hard hats, safety glasses, and harnesses.
  • Inspect worksites regularly for fall hazards.
  • Use proper fall protection equipment, such as guardrails, ladders, and scaffolds.
  • Enforce safety policies and procedures.

By taking these steps, employers can help to prevent falls and keep their workers safe.

If you’re a construction worker, it’s important to be aware of the fall hazards on your jobsite and how to stay safe. Here are a few tips:

  • Always wear your PPE, including a hard hat, safety glasses, and harness.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and look out for potential fall hazards.
  • Use proper fall protection equipment, such as guardrails, ladders, and scaffolds.
  • Don’t take unnecessary risks. If you’re not sure about something, ask for help.

By following these tips, you can help to prevent falls and stay safe on the job.

The National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction is an important event that can help to save lives. If you’re a construction worker or employer, I encourage you to participate in this year’s Stand-Down. Together, we can make a difference and prevent falls in construction.

To assist, I have downloaded a large chunk of the related safety materials from OSHA. Click here, or find them on

CalOSHA – Safety Programs in Word Format

From these guys

Word format is always welcome – and copyright free word format is even better.

These programs come from CalOSHA so they should easily meet or exceed federal guidelines. Some, like the restaurant stuff, is specific, so very useful.

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Miami Surfside Condo History and Collapse

Only posting a link to the Miami Herald – but if you have not seen this chilling analysis, it is worth a read. Everything from missing rebar, design changes, plus the various issues that lead to the collapse and death of 98 people. Animations, plus video show what happened, plus the stories of some of the people inside.

If you are in construction, you should give this a read:

E-Books From OSHA

Yea, them.

Some of these have been posted in he past, but here are all of the current OSHA e-books that are on their website.

Programs will include information on hazard communication, respiratory protection, workplace violence in healthcare, nail salons, trees, ladders. etc.

Note – 2 are missing – those are the ones on COVID-19. Since the rule faced challenges, he information in the books may not currently be accurate.

Take 5 for Safety

Who knew they had this much stuff?

Texas has a great resource on safety – a series of short safety topics that are called, “Take 5.” These are a wide range of subjects – I don’t think I have them all, but below are the best.

You know what to do: