Talks by Trade
Tailgate or Toolbox safety meetings (as required by T8 CCR 1509) are 10-15 minute on-the job meetings for employees in the construction industry. Tailgate/Toolbox safety meetings are held to keep employees alert to work-related hazards and prevent injuries. Tailgate or Toolbox meetings must address the specific hazards and safe work practices for the work tasks that employees are actually performing. These meetings allow supervisors to draw on the experience of employees and use that experience to remind them of the dangers of particular construction processes, tools, equipment, and materials.