Topics for safety talks include head protection, hearing protection and carbon monoxide poisoning, according to The Center for Construction Research and Training. Other topics include fire safety, electric cord safety and cold and hot weather.
The safety talk on head protection focuses on hard hats as one of the oldest pieces of personal safety equipment and how important it is for workers to wear, replace and maintain their hard hats properly, explains The Center for Construction Research and Training. The safety talk on hearing protection explains how workers can suffer irreparable nerve damage, lose their hearing and possibly lose their lives due to excessive on-the-job noise exposure. It discusses the need for using ear muffs and ear plugs, and precautions for working with or near equipment such as jackhammers.