December 15, 2013
Landscape Ontario Safety Tailgate Talks, developed by Landscape Ontario in collaboration with Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, promotes workplace safety by providing a simple tool for trainers and staff to include safety on the job, in the classroom or shop, or in the truck. Relevant topics will help trainers create awareness and compliance through the interactive training framework.

The easy to use guide provides a wide variety of topics for short weekly tailgate talks. Proper implementation will lead to improved orientation, awareness and prevention of injury.

Features include health and safety tailgate meeting topics, important reminders on hazards and personal protective equipment (PPE), topics in alphabetical order and ideas to facilitate discussion and demonstrations.

Each month Landscape Ontario magazine will feature important topics that members may focus on. For December, we recommend you focus on material handling with features on large equipment. The book offers recommendations on securing loads, hazard signage safety equipment and much more. On the issue of manual handling the book provides proper lifting techniques, equipment and when to involve a crew. Did you know musculoskeletal disorders account for 43 per cent of all work-related injuries? Tailgate Talks reviews types of injuries, and how to prevent them.

To order your own copy of Tailgate Talks, go to