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Safety Meeting Speaker Topics 2019 | Why Personal Protective Equipment?

What are good Topics for a Safety Meeting Speaker?

Last updated:  12/13/2018

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Chances are, you can look in the office, production area, maintenance shop or parking lot and spot a topic.

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Lets look at some of the most common items of #PPETraining:

  • Hard Hats – these may also serve to prevent accidental contact with electrical switchgear
  • Gloves – protection from physical and chemical hazards
  • Safety Glasses – goggles and face shields
  • Protective Footwear – protect from objects, extreme temperatures and ESD
  • Flame Retardant Clothing FRCs – wear around potential source of flame such as flammable liquids, solids, vapors, electrical switchgear
  • Hearing Protection – areas of long-term or short-term exposure

Then, if you work in industries that are a little more esoteric:

  • Respirators – be aware of dust and vapor hazards
  • Metatarsal Protection
  • Chemical Resistant Coveralls – protect the entire body

Are there some topics that are more seasonal in nature?

  • Heat Exhaustion
  • Remember to Hydrate – is your workplace arid?
  • Extreme Cold – can be a challenge even in Arizona
  • Annual Training such as Bloodborne Pathogens – many employers plan ahead and get these out of the way early in the year
  • School’s Open – earlier each year, it seems
  • Holiday Safety – mid-year and end-of-year are filled with holidays

Also, think about safety outside the workplace:

  • Home Safety
  • Safe Driving
  • Camping Safety
  • Hunting Safety
  • Boating Safety

As you look around the workplace, you will see that the list of safety meeting topics is endless. Why? Because the variety of workplace situations requiring PPE Training, personalities and materials is almost infinite.

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Storyteller Darrel Anthony has worked in various industrial environments for over 40 years including manufacturing, process control, energy, natural gas, communications sites, radio towers, RTUs, RMCUs and MCCs.

He has experience with various PPE such as safety glasses, safety shoes, hard hats, gloves, flame-retardant clothing ( FRCs ) and the dreaded tailgate meeting.

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Safety Meeting Topic | How to Utilize This Habit-Forming Substance?

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Dictionary.com offers this definition:“noun, plural safe·ties. 1.  the state of being safe; freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss. 2. the quality of averting or not causing injury, danger, or loss. 5. the action of keeping safe.“

Looking at the above definitions, why not define safety as a “habit of freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss?”

From Dictionary.com again, a habit is “an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost involuntary: the habit of looking both ways before crossing the street.” Did you notice the example given is a habit that deals with safety – “looking both ways before crossing the street?”

Ah, habits. The things we do while on auto-pilot. It is easy to stay safe for 1 minute, perhaps 15 minutes. Then the ol’ mind begins to wander; “Wonder how the Pirates will do in the playoffs?”, “Why do kicks keep getting harder to find?”, “What’s for supper, and I’d better not forget the milk.”

The mind likes to stay busy and it doesn’t always concentrate on the task at hand. This is a good reason to develop the habit of safety, to keep us safe when we are not totally engaged in the moment.

Habits take a while to form. Some say as few as 14 repetitions will do the trick, others say longer. And here’s the rub: if you skip a day, it’s kind of like rebooting – you feel like you have to start again.

Leo Babauta of ZenHabits.net suggests the four habits that form habits ( I know, sounds a little recursive ):

  1. Start small. For example, if you want to form the habit of doing a 360 before entering your vehicle, start doing it when you leave the house in the morning.
  2. Be mindful of negative thoughts. Your mind is a survival tool. It hates change, change invites disaster.  It knows that you have been surviving all your life without doing that 360. Therefore, it is up to you to use the conscious mind to push those negative thoughts out of the way.
  3. Savor the habit. Enjoy the extra few steps around the vehicle before you get in. Forget about the long-range goal, just enjoy the process of walking around and pride of ownership of the vehicle.
  4. Have a plan for when you falter. Re-start the habit when you miss doing the 360. Keep from faltering by doing a 360 when you use your car on weekends. Have an accountability partner.

Remember that a good life is a collection of good habits. When you form the habit of forming habits of safety, you have given yourself a tool that you can use to form positive habits in your personal life.

Speaking of habits, here’s a good one: have regular safety meetings at your office.

What are 10 Ways to Engage About PPE Training?

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Have you been designated as this month’s safety meeting speaker? Need some quick topics?

If YOU are not comfortable talking about PPE, that will come across to whomever you’re speaking  – whether individuals or groups.

If you are not feeling any enthusiasm for what you are about to say, it’s time to GET some ENTHUSIASM. How? ACT ENTHUSIASTIC AND YOU”LL BE ENTHUSIASTIC!

Sounds too simple? Who knows, your enthusiasm may carry over into other areas.

Speaking to others about PPE is just a larger version of talking to someone over the kitchen table. Here are some tips:

  • Use humor. Be adventurous, point the humor at yourself.
  • Target the material to user. Have you noticed that each individual has a least favorite piece of PPE, or a least favorite situation in which to wear PPE?
  • Get to the point. Find a context to lead into your topic. Stand up, speak up, shut up. Leave something for next time.
  • Talk Up, Not Down. If you can’t talk up, try talking across. #PPETraining
  • Use personal anecdotes – not ones that make you a hero, just a slice-of-life type of thing. If your life has no slices, start slicing…
  • Discuss your own failures. Didn’t you fail once, maybe around the house?
  • Keep that Shiny Stuff in your office. PPE was meant to be used, not polished and displayed. Did you ever see John Wayne wearing NEW gloves? Wear yours so they look used.
  • Wear it. You’ll fit in, plus your stuff will be broken in. See above.
  • Discuss your successes – some of them may have occurred on the job.
  • Forget the laundry list. No one has time to listen. If hard hats are an issue, talk about hardhats. There’s plenty of time to talk about gloves. Later.
  • Ask questions. Sometimes the users have better ideas. This applies to all of Life, not just PPE Training…      Start with asking why this tip is #11.


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Why Use PPE for Summer Driving?

Doing a little summer driving? Remember your PPE Training


PPE Training for Summertime Driving

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PPE for driving? Are you serious, Darrel? Driving in the summertime, what could possibly go wrong?

How about complacency?

One of the most important items of PPE is between your ears. Remember to maintain your vehicle and maintain your attitude, especially on those cross-country trips.

When making a log trip, you may not be wearing a lot of PPE but that’s no excuse for forgetting your training.

Stop every now-n-then to rest and give your set of wheels a quick once-over.

Your brain will thank you, your body will thank you and your family will thank you for taking a break. And maybe the kids DO need to see the 2-headed dinosaur and buy a few pieces of petrified wood.


If you are out seeing America First, remember these tips:

  • 360 around the entire vehicle with both eyes open – BEFORE the trip. Need new tires all-around?
  • Plenty of water?
  • Tire gauge for safety + saving gas!
  • Fluid levels. Check before the trip. Check during the trip.
  • Windshield clean? Inside too?
  • Headlights work? All of them? Got the bugs scraped off?
  • How about the brake lights? And your other lights? Turn signals?
  • Do you really know where you’re going? Planned destination? Got the GPS?
  • Road Atlas – for when the GPS dies?
  • Stop and rest ever’ now-n-then.
  • 360 every morning – yes, I know its Tip #11. BONUS!

Sure, driving a motor vehicle is serious business – the lives of others are in your hands.

Best thing to do? Relax – you’ll get there…


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How to Combat the MidSummer PPE Training Bogdown?

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Dog Tired of PPE Training ?

Summer is dragging on. Hot Humid weather. Hot Humid PPE.

You can see all those capital projects that have yet to be completed before the end of the fiscal year.

Contractors are substituting-in employees to cover for those who are familiar with your job site, but are away enjoying vacation time.

Employees are thinking about summer stuff – getting those honey-do jobs done, new babies, planning the vacation out west.


Perfect storm for forgetting to use the proper PPE.


Fight the PPE summer blues.

Here are some ways to re-emphasize the role of PPE:

Wear it.

Wear it. In the office. Shock someone.

Roll out the sunscreen. It’s available in individual servings.

Safety footwear with non-steel toes are available. If your company permits, point out the benefits of saving energy with every step you take.

If your company requires FRCs, are separate pants and shirt allowed? They may be more comfortable than an FRC coverall over street clothes.

Show up at the job site  with coffee, donuts and a little talk about PPE. Safety is about attitude, not just PPE.


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If you have a favorite way to combat the summer PPE blues, donut be bashful – please comment below –