Take "5" - Empty Skids and Pallets

Not all safety trainings are equal. There are some trainings that are so complex and potentially dangerous, you have to spend hours on the subject. Luckily, this is not one of them. The following Safety Alert is a 5-minute Safety Training Aid from the Texas Department of Insurance, and is one of many that can be found in English and Spanish on their website (link is listed below).

Whether you call them toolbox talks, safety talks or whatever, the concept is the same; approach safety training by using quick but regular meetings. By presenting the information to the employees in small doses, they are better able to understand and find relevance in what was being said, as well as keep them from being bored. Regular meetings will help alert workers to any potential hazards, any safety and reporting procedures, as well as offer training. It also provides the employees with more opportunities to share their thoughts and concerns, keeping them involved in the training.

There will be times that long, complex training is needed, but it does not have to be every time. There is a lot of safety training that can be completed in a short amount of time and have a great effect on a safety program.

“Empty Skids and Pallets.” The Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation. https://www.tdi.texas.gov/wc/safety/videoresources/targhispanic.html