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Tailgate briefing checklist

Use this checklist to conduct a standard tailboard (or job) briefing according to OSHA standards.

When an employee joins a company or is assigned a new job, it is the employer’s responsibility to brief the employee all about the job, associated hazards, safety, work procedures, and other relevant information. A tailgate briefing checklist, also called a job briefing or tailboard briefing checklist, helps the employer to ensure employees’ hazard awareness and prevent accidents at the workplace.

This page will discuss:

  • Tailgate briefing requirements
  • The purpose of a tailboard briefing checklist
  • Benefits of using a job briefing checklist app

What are the requirements of a tailboard briefing?

A job briefing should go over everything needed to ensure compliance with OSHA standards and keep the employee safe. It should include things like historical incidents associated with the job, PPE, equipment and environmental hazards, and review all procedures.

Who uses a tailgate briefing checklist and why?

Job site managers, supervisors, and employers use the tailgate briefing checklist to provide details of the safety requirements and pinpoint hazards to the employee before they start the job. The use of this checklist ensures that the employer or supervisor covers a detailed briefing of particular job operations related to safety, hazards, personal protective equipment (PPE), work procedures, and more. This helps standardize the tailboard or job briefing according to OSHA guidelines.

Why use a job briefing checklist app?

OSHA requires employers to perform a thorough job or tailboard briefing and assessment before starting any new employee on certain operations. With a tailgate briefing checklist app, you can do that quickly and efficiently, using your mobile device to ensure standardization of the briefing processes. This helps you avoid dealing with messy paper checklists and also stores briefing records in the cloud where they can be accessed from anywhere should you need to verify compliance.

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