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Newly released safety training materials
Solid waste haulers "Own Can" customer flyer
Add your phone number, print and leave with your own can customers. (150 KB) editable pdf
Spanish translation of "own can" customer flyer (170 KB)
Pallets crumble, but your back doesn't have to (340 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)
Are we having fun yet? (308 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)
Consider the length of your career...(cab) (530 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)
Consider the length of your career...(flatbed) (510 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)
Consider the length of your career...(trailer) (384 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)
Inspect, repair or replace worn tarps (390 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)
Learning from fatalities
Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis
TIRES is a research project developed by the SHARP program at the Washington Department of Labor & Industries. SHARP’s research shows that trucking has some of the highest claims rates and costs in the State of Washington. Discussion with industry and labor groups revealed a desire to improve these rates. Our combined goal is to decrease the number of work-related injuries in trucking by targeting the most common injury types for prevention activities.
The TIRES Initiative began by focusing on the four most common and costly injury types in the trucking industry:
- Slips, trips, falls
- Strains & sprains (Musculoskeletal disorders)
- Getting struck by or against an object
- Motor vehicle collisions
From this data we learned that the root causes of most of these injuries was attributable to four specific work activitites in trucking:
- Loading/unloading and material handling
- Exiting the cab or trailer
- Walking around the yard, terminal or customer site
- Tarping/strapping a load
TIRES continues to develop materials for training in the safest methods known to get the important work of trucking accomplished.
How It Works
The TIRES research team is working with industry leaders, safety and health professionals, employers, drivers, warehouse and dock workers, and many others to develop educational materials that identify hazards and provide low-cost, simple solutions to prevent injuries in the trucking industry. We will also be visiting worksites to identify best practices and pilot test new ideas aimed at reducing the target injuries. This work is paid for by a grant from the CDC/NIOSH and the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Our dedicated steering committee
Bates Technical College, Truck Driving School
Individual trucking employers
Individual owner operators
Supporters from around the globe
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (CDC/NIOSH grant #U60 OH008487)
Washington State Patrol, Commercial Motor Vehicle Division