Look under your thumb and share your reaction to whatever prompt lies under your thumb. Thumball is a soft 6" diameter stuffed ball with loads of applications!
Toolbox Talks are informal safety meetings that address workplace hazards and safe work practices. They help promote an organizational culture that is healthy, safe, and supportive. Intended to supplement safety training, not replace it, Toolbox Talks can help kick off safety initiatives and identify areas to improve workplace safety.
The Toolbox Talks (Safety) Thumball looks like a cool soccer ball and has 32 panels pre-printed with cogent phrases suited for adults in the workplace. Use it to stimulate conversation, promote team spirit, and boost flagging energy.
TOOLBOX TALKS (SAFETY) THUMBALL PROMPTS
Prompts explore a variety of workplace safety topics:
- Actions to take if/when things go bad
- Dealing with bullying and harassment
- Addressing substance abuse
- Opportunities to improve employee wellness at work and home
- Ways to make the workplace safer, including protocols, rules, support
- Effect of personal decisions on others
- Rules and hazards that could be revised
- ...and more!
** TIPS **
Frame the discussion: Explain that the goal is to create a "safer" environment (physically and emotionally), to reduce the probability of injury, and to raise organizational awareness of safety issues. The point is to raise awareness and not to point fingers.
Intended to supplement safety training, not replace it, the Toolbox Talks Thumball can help kick off safety initiatives and identify areas to improve workplace safety.
* Discuss similarities or differences in replies.
* Have everyone respond to the same prompt.
* Toss the ba!! and pick a single topic on which to focus your weekly safety meeting.
Be prepared: Toolbox Talks are likely to raise questions about proper safety checklists or "correct" techniques for first aid, fire prevention, CPR, etc. Several websites provide such information sheets with ready answers pertaining to a variety of work situations:
Take notes for follow-up: While this is a discussion-starter tool, it may surface organizational issues or uncover gaps in knowledge about recommended safety protocols. Keep a list of follow-up actions that are identified during discussions.
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