ALERT Upcoming Webinar | New & Now: PPE Respiratory Protection Update & New Innovations for Back to Normal| Fri., Dec 03 at 11AM ET
Advertisement

Tailgate Meeting

Last updated: January 30, 2020

What Does Tailgate Meeting Mean?

A tailgate meeting is an informal safety meeting, which is generally conducted at the job site prior to the commencement of a job or work shift. Job supervisors can draw attention to hazards, processes, equipment, tools, environment and materials to inform all workers of the risks in their surroundings.

Tailgate meetings are sometimes referred to as tailgate talks, toolbox talks or safety briefings.

Check out our library of Tailgate Meeting Topics

Safeopedia Explains Tailgate Meeting

The term tailgate meetings comes from the practice of meeting around the tailgate of a pickup truck on site. A more generic (and perhaps more popular term) for this is a toolbox meeting. While you could argue that there are slight differences covered in meetings that are on-site, the main point is that the group meets on a daily basis to keep safety top of mind.

Advertisement

Share this Term

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
Advertisement

Related Reading

Tags

Best PracticesEHS ProgramsSafety Hazard

Trending Articles

Go back to top