Follow the steps to prepare and deliver an excellent pre-job safety meeting

Based on years of research and industry collaboration

You'll learn nine steps to ensure you and your crew are prepared for each work day


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    Excellent Pre-Job Safety Briefings

    • Introduction to Pre-Job Safety Briefings

    • Preparing for the Meeting

    • Steps for an Excellent Discussion

    • Example Pre-Job Safety Briefing

    • Review Example Pre-Job Safety Briefing

    • Conclusion and Recommendations for Pre-Job Safety Briefings

    • Pre-Job Safety Briefings - Steps for an Excellent Discussion

    • Quiz - Excellent Pre-Job Safety Briefings

About Your Instructor


Matthew Hallowell

Dr. Matthew Hallowell is a President’s Teaching Scholar and Endowed Professor of Construction Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned a BS and MS in Civil Engineering and a PhD with a focus on Construction Engineering and Occupational Safety and Health. Before his academic career, he worked in construction as a laborer, project engineer, and quality inspector.Dr. Hallowell specializes in construction safety research, with an emphasis on the science of safety. He collaborates with companies and industry associations like the Edison Electric Institute, Project Leadership Institute, Canadian Pipeline Association, and the INGAA foundation. For his research, he has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and the Construction Industry Institute Outstanding Researcher Award.


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  • Describe why a high-quality safety briefing is crtical

  • Identify the qualities that make a pre-job briefing excellent

  • Assess the quality of a pre-job brief and provide recommendations for improvement



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