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Peer reviewed journals

Work related injuries in Washington State's Trucking Industry, by industry sector and occupation.
Smith C. Williams J. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014. Click here for the complete article. Or for the short version, here are the research findings.


Assessment of perceived injury risks and priorities among truck drivers and trucking companies in Washington State.
Spielholz, P. et. al. Journal of Safety Research, 2008. Click here for the complete article.

The information provided on the linked sites is solely the view of the authors and does not reflect the official views of TIRES and / or L&I.

Test your skills in preventing slips, trips and falls.

Slips, trips and falls are a major cause of injuries in the trucking industry. The correct amount of friction prevents these injuries. Friction can be measured using the 'Coefficient of Friction (CoF)', which is proportional to grip between your shoes and walking surface. Friction changes with environment and contaminants, type of shoes and task activities. Click below to change the worker's environment, task, and footwear.

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To download a pdf file of the simulator click here


Try more TIRES simulation tools:

Exit cab or trailer force simulator

Tarping a load simulation

Ratchet vs. lever binders