Food Safety Month - Clean

Disease Prevention

September has been designated as Food Safety Education Month so this week we’ll look at food safety. The four easy lessons of Clean, Separate, Cook, and Chill can protect you and your family. Today we’ll look at clean –

Wash hands, utensils, and cutting boards before and after contact with raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs. Bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen and get on... Read More...

Death By Christmas Decoration


The Philadelphia Inquirer - November 29, 2010

A 59-year-old Washington Township died Sunday after he fell from the roof of his house while putting up Christmas lights, authorities said today.

The man, whose name was not released, was found unconscious in the driveway of his home in the Sewell part of the Gloucester County township when police officers arrived shortly after 5... Read More...

Eye Injuries - Part 2


Every day an estimated 1,000 eye injuries occur in American workplaces. Yesterday we learned that most occur from fast moving flying particles.

The BLS reported that more than 50% of workers injured while wearing eye protection thought the eyewear had minimized their injuries. But nearly half the workers also felt that another type of protection could have better prevented or reduced... Read More...

Submitting Your Own Toolbox Topic

Tips for Using This Site

This site flourishes because of our users' contributions. We started this site with the intention to share the efforts of safety professionals as they would develop toolbox topics and training topics for their facility and yet all that work and knowledge rarely was shared beyond the facility walls. We all have our own experiences and expertise and this site is an avenue to share them.

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July, 2, 2012 was a young 25 year old women's 6th day at a new job at an automotive parts company. It would be her last day working there for a while as she recovers from an severe injury.

She went to clear out a machine she was operating when her long brown hair, which hung to midback and pulled back for work into a ponytail, became tangled in the machine. She was... Read More...

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