Toolbox Talk: Materials Handling: Drywall

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CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training

Summary Statement

The CPWR Toolbox Talk on Materials Handling addresses the risks associated with handling drywall panels. The resource includes a ‘real-life’ case example, steps to prevent a related injury or illness, and questions for discussion. It includes an image (page 2) that illustrates the hazard, which can be posted in a central location as a reminder of steps to work safely.  

Click on the following links to access the English version and the Spanish version.


Graphic of two workers lifting a piece of drywall into place.