Wednesday, September 2, 2015

How to Enhance Your Toolbox Talk

High-risk industries including offshore energy and healthcare often use toolbox talks to address safety issues. Unfortunately, while toolbox talks are considered best practice for dealing with high-risk situations, they are not always effective or time-efficient.

Poorly executed toolbox talks lack worker participation and focus, and ultimately become ineffective as a safety tool. Integrated Human Factors created the following infographic to highlight five rules of the most effective toolbox talks to help leaders improve their communications:

  1. Brevity
  2. Authority
  3. Relevance
  4. Clarity
  5. Accountability