Tailgate Talks

Tailgate (or Toolbox) talks are short informational meetings held with employees to discuss a work-site related safety topic.

The term tailgate meetings comes from the practice of meeting around the tailgate of a pickup truck on site.

The goal of holding tailgate talks is to inform employees of specific hazards associated to a task and the safe way to do a job. Tailgate talks also serve as a reminder to employees of what they already know while establishing the supervisor’s credibility and conscientiousness about his or her responsibilities for safety.

The following is a list of tailgate talks that you can take and use on your job-site. Each Everyday Safety tailgate talk comes with a sign-in sheet which allows supervisors to document who heard the briefing.

If you have questions, or an idea for a tailgate talk, please email us at clrp [at] cornell.edu.

All Tailgate Talks