Tailgate or Toolbox safety meetings are 10-15 minute on-the job meetings held to keep employees alert to work-related accidents and illnesses. Tailgate/toolbox safety meetings have proved their worth by alerting employees to workplace hazards, and by preventing accidents, illnesses and on-the-job injuries. This training program is based on the idea that tailgate meetings need to address real safety problems workers currently face on the job site.

While tunneling and construction are the only industries that specifically require tailgate safety meetings, all California employers must have a safety program that includes employee training in safe work practices. Tailgate/toolbox safety meetings can be used to address actual problems on the job or in the shop. The person leading the meeting can draw on the experience of workers, and use that experience to remind all employees—especially newer ones—of the dangers of working with particular kinds of machinery, tools, equipment and materials.

Safety Training Specialists’ years of experience means we have a very good idea of what needs to be said to your employees.