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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.


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Revive your safety training with the interactive tools below

Transfer trailer safety
This course teaches prevention of common traumatic injuries in the paving industry.
Fall from ladder

What is safety climate?
Safety climate is the new catch phrase in occupational safety circles. But what is it? And what does it mean to your company? Find out in this 5 minute training:
What is safety climate?

Prevent falls from ladders
Based on the true story of a driver painfully injured from rushing down a ladder.
Fall from ladder

Fatal crush
Use this true story to prevent similar incidents
Crush Prevention

Chaining up
Find the safety gear that the driver is using!
Chain up

Lever vs. Ratchet
Is there really a good reason to switch from a tool that has gotten the job done for years?
Load binders

Lifting heavy items can cause injuries to your back and shoulders over time. The driver demonstrates the pros and cons of getting the tarp on the flatbed.


Prevent slips
Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in trucking. Changes in footwear, tasks and environment matter. Test your knowledge by clicking the slip simulation below.
Friction simulation

Jump Force
Know the forces involved in exiting your truck cab or trailer. Try our force simulator: Click here to access..
exit game

Partner news

How Do You Develop a Successful Safety Training? Published by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, April 2015.
TIRES: Helping to Reduce Work Related Injuries in the Commercial Trucking Industries Published in Northwest Transporter, Vol 16, Issue 1, Winter 2013.
Don't Jump! Published in Transport Topics Online, November 2011.
Risk - Part of the Job? (85 KB) Published in The Route, September 2010.
Even on Foot, Trucking is Risky Business Published in Transport Topics Online, June 2009.

Courier and Messenger Delivery


This industry group provides intercity and or local delivery of parcels.

These three industries combine for approximately 580 accounts reporting hours in Washington State.  Of these 580 accounts 26% had a compensable claim and 37% had an accepted workers' compensation claim in a nine year study period.

Featured publications

The rush to "get it done" ended up costing him (142 KB)

Why is Mike smiling? (89 KB)

Terminal, yard, and customer site slip, trip and fall injuries to drivers (77 KB)

Load Smart - your driver will thank you (180 KB)


Set it - poster (192 KB)

Setting the parking brake would have saved him - true story (395 KB)


Entering/exiting cab or trailer

Riding the door... (165 KB)

What tool do you use for climbing? (372 KB) - poster Can be printed on 8.5x11 or 11x14 paper

Don't fall for it - use 3-points of contact (608 KB)

Severe weather

Tips for successful chaining (262 KB)

Want to be a pro? Wear the footwear of the pros! (197 KB)

Don't let your footwear get you down (180 KB)