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What are some common workplace safety topics?

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Some common safety topics include ergonomics, safety and workplace stress, according to MEMIC. However, some topics are more relevant to some industries than others. Topics such as ergonomics apply if workers spend their days at a keyboard or serving meals at a restaurant.

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What are some common workplace safety topics?
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Supervisors can cover many safety topics in a 10- to 20-minute meeting as a part of a normal staff or crew meeting, according to the Maine Department of Labor. It recommends reviewing the company rules regarding the subject before conducting the meeting. It also stresses the importance of choosing safety topics that apply to the company and avoiding irrelevant topics.

When conducting the meeting, the leader should allow for input from employees but stay on topic, as the Maine Department of Labor recommends. If employees ask questions that are off topic, the leader should offer to answer the question during an upcoming safety meeting or privately at another time. Each safety meeting should remind employees of the proper way to report a safety problem.

Additional resources concerning workplace safety issues are available through the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, reports the Maine Department of Labor. The Main Department of Labor also provides Toolbox Talks, which are printable resources for use by employers and employees.

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