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Frequently Asked Questions

Weekly Safety Meetings

Who gets trained?

What are the training topics?

Isn't OSHA information very technical?

How will I make time to hold weekly meetings?


Daily Log Books

Why keep records?

How can the Daily Log help you?

Features of the Daily Log

What types of information can be recorded?

Two versions of the Daily Log are available

Creating your own record keeping tool


Ordering

Do I have to order online?


Quizzes

Do I have to give Quizzes?

Why should I hold Quizzes after the toolbox talk?

What can I do if the employees donít understand the quiz questions?

Do I have to have a Premium Membership to get Quizzes?

Can you send the Quizzes with my Standard Subscription?

How much do the Quizzes cost?

What if I currently receive 10 copies of the Weekly Safety Meetings, but only intend to use Quizzes with 2 of my crews?

Are there Quizzes for the Meetings in the online Library?

Can you remove Quizzes from my Premium Membership so they arenít attached to the e-mails you send me?


Weekly Safety Meetings:
The whole purpose of Weekly Safety Meetings is to help you improve safety and reduce the number of accidents on your job.

arrow Who gets trained?
Each Weekly Safety Meeting is designed to train the crew. These are not “train the trainer” newsletters. Weekly Safety Meetings help you train your employees. Your employees are the people at risk. They are the ones who have accidents, get hurt, and die. It’s your job to prevent those injuries and deaths; Weekly Safety Meetings can help!

arrow What are the training topics?
Each Weekly Safety Meeting addresses a topic which is directly relevant to the hazards faced by construction workers. Topics range from the basics like PPE and first aid to more specific issues like concrete hazards, silicosis and steel erection. Click here for a current list of topics. The superintendent can make a Safety Meeting more meaningful to the crew by discussing one or two site-specific issues and asking the employees for their comments and ideas.
You can select your own topics with the Select Edition version of Weekly Safety Meetings.

arrow Isn’t OSHA information very technical?
Weekly Safety Meetings are written so that they are easy for you, the superintendent or foreman, to read to the crew. We translate OSHA’s technical jargon into everyday language, making it easier for your crew to understand the hazards and avoid them. After all, if the crew doesn’t understand, the training isn’t going to do much good.

arrow How will I make time to hold weekly meetings?
You need to do very little preparation and each Weekly Safety Meeting should only take five to seven minutes plus any time you allot for discussion. This tool lets you train your employees and then get them back to work with minimal downtime. In addition, your Weekly Safety Meetings will be delivered one month at a time; conveniently reminding you to plan the next four or five Safety Meetings with your crew. We don’t let you forget to schedule time for safety.

Do you have other questions? Contact Us and weíll be glad to answer them.

 

Daily Log Books:

arrow Why keep records?
Regular, uniform records of your jobs provide several opportunities to increase your bottom line. Improved record keeping will lead to better project organization, a better understanding of the work and the costs, fewer hassles over disputed changes, and ultimately increased profitabilty.

arrow How can the Daily Log help you?
Each page of the Construction and Maintence Daily Log helps you record that day’s important events. There is a heading for each section so you keep consistent records. The log makes it easy to keep good notes so that you or your supervisors can maintain better records. You may find your completed log book to be an excellent estimating tool for bidding on similiar jobs in the future. It can also help you save time by having your notes organized and together in one place.

arrow Features of the Daily Log
The Construction and Maintenance Daily Log is a lower-priced and higher quality product than similiar log books. It has a specially sewn binding for easy in writing. Our premium binding process allows the log to lie flat when it is open, making it easier for you to write your notes. It’s durability means your log book will hold up well.

aroow What types of information can be recorded?
The top of the daily page is dated with the month, date and the first two digits of the year. First, you fill in the last two digits of the year and the day of the week. Then you begin your record keeping by making notes about the work performed that day, the weather, work force composition, and the topic of your Safety Meeting. As the day goes on, you may want to make notes on problems and delays, sub-contractor progress, equipment usage, and the material purchased. Don’t forget to sign the bottom of the page at the end of the day, and get signatures for changes, modifications, and changes to the day’s plan.

arrow Three versions of the Daily Log are available
Safety Meeting Outlines has provided the construction industry with the original Construction & Maintenance Daily Logóthe Green Standard Edition ósince 1980. The Blue Expanded Edition is a two-page per day version of the same daily log. If you take lots of notes or need to make sketches, consider this edition. The left-hand page has the same format as the original, one-page per day book. The right-hand page has blank lines for extra notes and a grid section for sketches. The Pocket Edition, first published in 2008, allows you to keep your Log in your pocket. Ideal for smaller and shorter jobs, this Log Book features numbered but not pre-dated pages, allowing you to use multiple pages per day if necessary.

arrow Creating your own record keeping tool
If you choose to create your own sheet you may wish to include notes on the work performed that day and any problems or delays. What was the weather? Who were the sub-contractors and how much progress did they make? What was the topic of the Safety Meeting? Be sure to note what material was purchased and what equipment was rented. If you are required to submit mileage, this would be a good place to note that. It may help to note the amount of time certain pieces of equipment were in use. Was extra work necessary? Who authorized it? How much will it cost? Get appropriate signatures throughout the day.

Do you have other questions? Contact Us and we will get you answers.

 

Ordering:

arrow Do I have to order online?
No. You can call us at 888-665-3836 with your order during regular business hours, 8am to 5pm (CT) Monday through Friday. You can also click here to print out an order form that you can fax to our office (815-464-0015) or mail with your payment.

Do you have other questions? Contact Us and weíll be glad to answer them.

 

Quizzes:

arrow Do I have to give Quizzes?
OSHA does not require Quizzes, but they do let you know if your employees are learning during the Weekly Safety Meetings.

arrow Why should I hold Quizzes after the toolbox talk?
Knowing that they will have to take a quiz on the material covered in the Weekly Safety Meeting makes employees more accountable for the information. They pay closer attention during the Safety Meeting, and learn more. Additionally, you can demonstrate that the employees are learning, rather than simply attending the Safety Meeting.

arrow What can I do if the employees donít understand the quiz questions?
Reading the Quiz questions aloud may help with employees who are poor readers. If the employee speaks Spanish, we have a Spanish version of each Quiz available. Currently Weekly Safety Meetings and Quizzes are only available in English and Spanish.

arrow Do I have to have a Premium Membership to get Quizzes??
No. Quizzes are part of Premium Membership, but Standard Subscription holders can add Quizzes to their subscriptions for a small charge. We know that some of our clients who have purchased Standard Subscriptions want to be able to evaluate their employees. We arenít printing Quizzes on paper, but they will be available through our website. Call our office to add Quizzes to your account.

arrow Can you send the Quizzes with my Standard Subscription?
No. Quizzes and answer keys are not available by mail. Standard Subscription clients can access the Quizzes through our website. If you have a Standard Subscription and would like to use Quizzes, we will provide you with a password to access the Quiz portion of our website where youíll be able download the Quiz questions and the answer keys. Call our office to add Quizzes to your account and get your username and password.

arrow How much do the Quizzes cost?
If you have a Premium Membership, there is no charge for Quizzes. Quizzes are an added benefit of your Premium Membership. If you have a Standard Subscription, the cost for Quizzes is based on the number of copies of Weekly Safety Meetings you receive. Quizzes cost $20 for each copy of the meetings that you purchase. For instance, if you buy 2 copies in English and 1 copy in Spanish, the cost for Quizzes would be $20 times 3, or $60.

arrow What if I currently receive 10 copies of the Weekly Safety Meetings, but only intend to use Quizzes with 2 of my crews?
Our pricing policy bases the charge for Quizzes on the total number of Weekly Safety Meetings that are purchased by your company. If we currently send you 10 copies of the Weekly Safety Meetings, youíll be charged for 10 uses of the Quizzes.

arrow Are there Quizzes for the Meetings in the online Library?
There are not Quizzes available for the majority of the Meetings in the Library. We will be adding them gradually as they become available.

arrow Can you remove Quizzes from my Premium Membership so they arenít attached to the e-mails you send me?
No, you can simply ignore the Quizzes if you donít want to use them.

Do you have other questions? Contact Us and weíll be glad to answer them.


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