The essential OSHA safety topics for construction haven’t changed much in recent years—and that’s okay. Reminders help us learn what we already know. In fact, spaced repetition with quizzing leads to better learning and retention.
Holding regular, helpful safety meetings will help you reduce incidents and achieve OSHA compliance. Here are 10 safety presentations—with customizable PowerPoint (PPT) templates—to give your meetings a boost:
Construction Site Safety Basics PPT
Cover the basics and set the stage for more advanced training with this safety meeting. 20 minutes.
Eye Protection PPT
Explain eye injury risk to employees and define the safety standards required in order to prevent eye injury. This meeting covers choosing eyewear for various tasks, emergency procedures, and potential injuries. 5-10 Minutes.
Ladder Safety Meeting PPT
More than 24,000 injuries and 36 deaths occur every year in the US from ladder accidents. This meeting can be used by foreman and safety leaders to educate employees on the correct inspection, selection, and use of ladders within the construction environment. 10-15 Minutes.
Heat Exhaustion Safety PPT
Heat illness caused by elevated ambient temperatures or working environments can be deadly when the body is unable to cool itself by sweating. Use the following meeting as a guide to educate employees on what to do when they or a fellow employee succumbs to heat exhaustion. 5-10 Minutes.
Slips, Trips, and Falls PPT
This meeting covers walking/working surfaces and how to avoid slips, trips, and falls, which are statistically the most costly working injuries. 5-10 Minutes.
Back Safety Meeting PPT
This meeting covers lifting best practices and ergonomics. Your crew will learn about the back itself and how to avoid injury. 8-15 Minutes.
Signs, Signals, and Barricades PPT
Review sign, signal, and barricade basics to remind your workers of the importance of displaying and obeying proper signage. 5-10 Minutes.
Scaffold Standard Meeting PPT
The scaffold safety meeting covers the six key provisions of the OSHA scaffold standard, including fall protection, rail height, and supervisory requirements. 8-15 Minutes.
Driving Skills Meeting PPT
Review the driving safety basics to reduce your employees’ risk of vehicular incidents. 5-10 Minutes.
Accident Investigation PPT
If an accident occurs, conducting a proper investigation will ensure that we take all the facts down and use these to take preventive measures on future occurrences. Train your staff on the importance of conducting immediate, thorough investigations. 20 Minutes.
Using a PPT and Safesite for Construction Safety Topics
You can use the meetings feature in your Safesite app to hold safety meetings with or without a PowerPoint presentation. Just open the app on your phone or tablet, select Conduct Meeting, search the Template Library for a specific meeting or customize your own.
Each of the presentations listed in this article follows a corresponding meeting template in Safesite. You can use the PPT or Safesite for talking points during your presentation.
During your meeting, you can log attendance with Safesite by tagging users or adding a photo of the sign-in sheet. Use the talking points on Safesite or your slides to guide your presentation. Keep your presentations brief and positive. Select Finish to conclude and log your meeting. Visit our support center to learn more about conducting a meeting with Safesite.