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Welcome to the December 2009 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of the TIRES Initiative.
New this month
Truck drivers are independent workers. Therefore, it may seem to employers that their drivers' safety is outside the company's control. However, keeping drivers safe is a team investment - the company, the driver and the customer are all responsible for keeping the work environment safe. Below are safety tools that may be helpful in broaching these tricky conversations.
Here's the challenge - keeping your drivers safe at the customer site
Read a short report that includes tips to protect drivers at the customer site short report (331 KB). Attached are two versions of a checklist that customers can use to improve the safety of their delivery bays. Make copies and send with customer correspondence checklist version A (184 KB), checklist version B (208 KB).
A professional truck driver is a trucking safety professional
Be a pro...by taking the time to be safe. Use this poster as a discussion piece during your next safety meeting. Then post in a frequently visited spot. Remind workers that they are trucking safety professionals. poster (285 KB).
Have questions? We’re here to help. Email us at info@KeepTruckingSafe.org.
Together we can prevent injuries in trucking
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To learn more about the TIRES initiative, or to find more information about injuries in the trucking industry please visit us at, www.KeepTruckingSafe.org.
The Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) project was developed by the Safety and Health Assessment and Research for Prevention (SHARP) program of Washington's Department of Labor and Industries.
The Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES) project team and the TIRES steering committee are working with the Washington State trucking industry to identify causes for the most frequent injuries to develop effective strategies for preventing them.
The TIRES steering committee is made up of a diverse group of professionals that includes: drivers, safety people from large and small trucking companies, labor and business associations, insurers and a representative from a publicly funded truck driving school.
Funded in part by a grant from CDC NIOSH 5 U60 OH 008487. The contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of CDC/NIOSH.
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