The Training Resources Workgroup of the National LTAP Association developed Tailgate Safety Briefing Packages for agencies to use in periodic safety talks with their crews. Topics include cold-weather precautions and staying fit for snowfighting.

Talks are intended to be short and focused so that, over time and together with existing practices and policies, they help build a culture of safety within local agencies.

The training packages are targeted toward a broad array of public works equipment and practices. Typically, they cover the dangers or risks, some best safety practices, and some statistics. Case studies from OSHA or elsewhere are sometimes included.

The Tailgate Talks web page has instructions for local agencies, tips for giving talks, and links to downloadable materials on more than 25 topics.

Learn more: