Sample Safety Meeting Minute Topics

What Do People Talk About at Safety Meetings?

General topics

  • What to do in case of a specific emergency (fire, earthquake, chemical spill).
  • A "close call" someone reported, for example, a near miss by a forklift.
  • How someone in the company got injured.
  • How someone in another company got injured.
  • How to keep the walkways clear and reduce clutter.
  • How to safely operate a new piece of equipment the company has just bought or leased.
  • New hazards now that the season is changing (rain, cold, heat, darkness).
  • How to predict an accident.
  • What would make these safety meetings more worth your time?
  • Watching out for "road rage."
  • Leaving work after dark.
  • Using a fire extinguisher.
  • Reporting unsafe conditions and near misses.
  • Using a mobile phone while driving.
  • Proper lifting techniques.
  • Using the emergency eyewash.
  • Our Lock-Out/Tag-Out program.
  • Choosing proper eye protection.
  • Recognizing the effects of carbon monoxide.
  • Forklift-pedestrian safety.
  • Problems using ladders.
  • Loading dock safety.
  • Stretching exercises to prevent injuries.
  • Adobe PDF file How loud is too loud? (250 KB PDF).

Topics for agriculture

  • Power take-off (PTO) safety.
  • The pesticides we use here.
  • Preventing tractor overturns.
  • Roll-over protective structures (ROPS).
  • Personal cleanliness and basic sanitation.
  • Safe and healthy places to eat your lunch.
  • Electrical hazards.
  • Safe use of jacks.
  • Cold weather safety.
  • Hot weather safety.
  • Hazards in grain bins.
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out before working on machines.
  • Safe handling of anhydrous ammonia (NH3).
  • Refueling safety.
  • Tractors and highway safety.

Topics for construction

  • Choosing the right eye protection.
  • Traffic and pedestrian safety on the job site.
  • Staying within the limits of an extended-reach forklift.
  • Eye hazards from laser equipment.
  • The top 7 causes of lower back injuries.
  • The top 5 injuries from nail guns.
  • What's a rotator cuff, and why do they get torn?
  • Injuries during the first and last hours of the day.
  • Making temporary walkways that are safe.

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