Overview & Objectives
Toolbox Talks promote worksite safety and can help prevent incidents, injuries, and illnesses. These short, on-the-job meetings usually take place at the start of each work day and last about 10 to 15 minutes. Toolbox Talks focus on communicating safe worksite practices, hazards, safe and unsafe behaviors, regulations, and requirements. In New York City, Local Law 196 of 2017 (LL196) requires that workers and supervisors receive safety training if their site’s designate a construction supervisor, site safety coordinator, or site safety manager. Once fully phased-in, this law mandates that workers at certain worksites receive 40 hours of safety training and supervisors receive 62 hours of safety training.
NYC SST – 2-Hour Toolbox Talks is an awareness-level online course designed to help you as you work towards obtaining a Site Safety Training Card (SST). It provides the knowledge, skills, tools, example steps, and resources necessary for successful Toolbox Talks.
NOTICE: This course uses voice authentication. VA courses were developed in conjunction with the NYC Department of Buildings (NYC DOB) to address LL196 online course proctoring requirements. These voice-authenticated courses represent a best practice to ensure the identity of the student by prompting users to verify their voice at random intervals throughout the course. Users must have access to a mobile phone or landline while taking the course to successfully meet this requirement. NYC DOB Provider ID Number: 4T75
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize that Toolbox Talks are a quick and easy way to introduce and supplement an employer’s established training efforts
- Increase your awareness of why Toolbox Talks are essential
- Learn how to obtain feedback from workers when providing Toolbox Talks so that they are more relevant to the tasks being performed at the worksite
- Understand how effective Toolbox Talks can increase camaraderie, communication, and overall jobsite culture