Many construction companies hold their Tail Gate Safety Meetings each Friday. With some, the project supervisor or foreman receives the Safety Topic earlier in the week, usually with the pay envelopes. Sometimes the topics are sent to the job site by fax or Email.
Copies are made of the topic and passed out to those attending the meeting. The foreman selects an individual to read the topic aloud while the others follow along. Following the reading of the topic there is an open discussion. Particular attention is paid as to how that week's topic applies to the job site. Also encouraged are discussions regarding safety concerns and safety items of interest.
Prior to the ending of the meeting, all individuals are required to print and sign their name on the meeting report/attendance form. The safety meeting report is turned into the office with that weeks time. A a log is kept for each employee listing the training they have received along with the safety meetings they have attended.