5-Minute Safety Talks

A 5-Minute Safety Talk is intended to be an informal discussion that focuses on a particular safety issue. The topics below can assist you in promoting a safe workplace and open a dialogue to discussing any safety issues on the job site.

Confined Spaces
Heat Stress
Ladder Safety
Man Down
Near Miss
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Slips, Trips and Falls
Three-points of Contact
Tips for Safe Lifting

We encourage employers to maintain records documenting employees have been trained on appropriate safety topics as they relate to assigned job tasks. Use of a Safety Education and Training Log will provide record of when training was held, employees in attendance as well as the employees' acknowledgement that they received the training. Training records not only help you know who has received or requires training, but can demonstrate compliance with applicable safety regulations.