Toolbox Talks are brief, informal talks or meetings about specific topics relevant to agriculture and how to undertake these various tasks safely and properly. These talks typically involve a two to five minute, interactive discussion on something safety-related and can be conducted at the beginning of each day or prior to a specific farm task in order to remind workers about the importance of safe work methods or procedures.
Talk leaders are offered brief instructions on how to conduct the Toolbox Talk discussion and are encouraged to print a copy for each participant so they can follow along and then have the sheet for future reference. When the Toolbox Talk has been completed, there is an area on the sheet to be filled-in with the operation’s name, location and the date along with participant signatures. The sheet can then be filed with other safety records as needed.