Excellent Pre-Job Safety Briefings

Based on 15-years of research, the quality of a pre-job safety brief predicts the safety performance on site.

Learn proven tactics

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


Excellent Pre-Job Safety Briefings


  • Introduction to Pre-Job Safety Briefings FREE PREVIEW
  • 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

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.



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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