Skip to main content

Voices. Knowledge. Solutions.

Risk Management Quarterly Q&A: Safety Talks

Question: Does Risk Management Services provide options to improve safety awareness beyond training sessions and on-site member visits?

Answer:  Yes, Risk Management Services’ loss control department has introduced safety talks as a way to conduct informal group discussions about specific safety issues. The safety talks include effective ways to deal with hazards and prevent employee injuries. It is easy for employees to become complacent when completing the same tasks over and over. The safety talks can be used as refreshers of previous training, reminders of a specific hazards or as an introduction to more in-depth task specific training.

Risk Management offers reference documents to provide information and talking points that can be used, including these safety topics:

  • Back injury prevention
  • Chainsaw operation
  • Defensive driving
  • Distracted driving
  • Electrical safety
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Hand tools
  • Hazard recognition
  • Heavy equipment hazards
  • Ladders
  • Machine guarding for public works
  • Officer safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Preventing backing accidents
  • Preventing heat stress
  • Refueling containers and portable equipment

Additional information about safety talk topics can be found online.