What does ETALK mean?

An ETALK is an informal safety meeting that is part of an organization's overall safety program. ETALK meetings are generally conducted at the job site prior to the commencement of a job or work shift. ETALKS cover special topics on safety aspects related to the specific job. Meetings are normally short in duration and cover topics such as work related workplace hazards,& safe work practices. It is one of the very effective methods to refresh workers' knowledge, cover last minute safety checks, and exchange information with the experienced workers. ETALKS can be referred to as tailgate meetings or safety briefings.





What ETALKS impact:

  • Promotes safety awareness. Workers get actively involved in safety matters and reduce safety risks.

  • Introduces workers to new safety rules, equipment, preventive practices and motivates workers to follow standard operating procedures.

  • Provides vital information to the workers on accident causes types and preventive actions.

  • Emphasizes planning, preparation, supervision, and documentation.

  • Helps when reviewing new laws or industry standards, company policies and procedures.

  • Encourages workers to discuss their experiences that help to review safety procedures in future.

Why ETALKS are important: 

  • Should be scheduled at the beginning of the work shift.

  • Meeting should be done at the job site.

  • Duration should be approximately 10-15 minutes.

  • Discussion and review of the previous meetings to be done as reminder.

  • Discussion on the current task to be done.

  • Discussion on the safety issues including environment, hazards, use of personnel protective equipment, first aid and medical support and emergency procedures.

  • Worker participation is to be encouraged.



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"ETALKS promote the awareness of safety issues in the forefront."