The UE Safety Committee in conjunction with Risk Management and Training and Compliance have developed a series of training sessions that will be known as "Toolbox Talks" to enhance the ongoing safety movement throughout campus.
A Toolbox Talk is an informal group discussion among employees of an individual department that focuses on a particular safety issue.
Anyone can conduct a Toolbox Talk however; it is a good idea to select individuals who have expertise on a given topic. Most commonly delivery is given by a supervisor. Encourage group discussion and forward questions not readily answerable to appropriate persons.
A Toolbox Talk is intended to occur during shift meetings or can be incorporated into another operational meeting on a monthly basis and should take no longer than 15 minutes. They can take place in any informal setting such as a break room, lounge etc...
NO. They are intended to be a brief supplemental discussion each month on relevant safety issues but do not replace formal safety training.
Each manager or supervisor conducting a talk will have the employee's present print and sign name on the back of a master training copy and keep in their files for recordkeeping purposes subject to periodic auditing by Risk Management or Training and Compliance.
The UE Safety Committee has chosen a suggested topic for each month based on factors such as the time of year and activities taking place on campus. Managers and supervisors are encouraged to use the suggested monthly topic, along with any elective topic that is relevant to their specific group.
Encourage employees to suggest topics. They often know best where the dangers are.
Please Note: Training topics are available for use by UVM staff members only. You will be prompted for your UVM NetID and password in order to view them.
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