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Mining Product: Safety and Health Toolbox Talks

Original creation date: August 2016

Standard red toolbox with the word TALKS stenciled on the sized.

The purpose of these Toolbox Talks is to provide information related to workplace hazards and risks to workers at Stone, Sand, Gravel, and Aggregates (SSGA) operations.  This information can be used to increase workers’ health and safety.  This series of Toolbox Talks was created using data from two sources: interviews with SSGA mine workers about hazards and risks at their worksite, and nonfatal and fatal injury data reported to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) during the years 2009-2014.  Each Toolbox Talk includes a quote from a mine worker to demonstrate a first person experience with a hazard or risk.  This first person experience is then linked to MSHA injury data to show that these experiences are consistent with the realities of accidents, injuries, and fatalities.  Finally, several questions are included that can be used to start a discussion about a specific Toolbox Talk topic - for instance, questions for the slips and falls topic are focused on having mine workers identify where slips and falls are likely to occur at their mine site and ways mine workers can protect themselves from slip and fall injuries.  Altogether there are 13 talks included in this series.

Toolbox Talks are available as:

  • Web page
  • Android mobile application - New in August 2018!
  • iOS mobile application - New in August 2018!
  • PDF

Authors: B Eiter, LG Mallett, JR Heberger

Software (Web) - August 2016

Version: 1.0

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2016 Aug: web software.

Software (Android) - August 2018

Version: 1.0

NIOSHTIC2 Number: 20052009

NIOSH [2018]. Safety and health toolbox talks: when and where you need them. Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2018 Jul :1-32.

Brochure/flyer - August 2016

Version: Full PDF

Pittsburgh, PA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2016 Aug: PDF version


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