Ergonomics Tool Box Talks (TBT) Training Guide

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Washington University - St. Louis

Summary Statement

CPWR-funded ergonomics research by Washington University at St. Louis led to the development of 6 tool box talks. This guide is an explanation of how to deliver the talks for maximum effectiveness. This guide should be reviewed before delivering any of the talks because it makes important recommendations like: • If possible, give the TBTs as a part of the crew’s regular safety meetings so that ergonomics is included in the safety discussion. • Try to locate an area with few distractions for gathering the crew. • For a team approach, invite the work crew, site superintendent, project manager and other general contractor and/or subcontractor reps who you feel may be helpful in supporting the training and ergonomics solutions.