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Welcome to the January 2010 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of the TIRES Initiative.
New this month
What's your exit strategy?
Does it really matter if you jump or use 3 points-of-contact when you exit the cab or trailer? Find out with our force-simulator. Use it as a training tool. Click force simulation tool.
Stress has many causes, both inside and outside the workplace. In fact, conflicts between the two are referred to as work/life conflict. There are things you can do to minimize the effects of stress in the workplace. Use this poster in your next safety meeting, then post it where workers will see it. stress (119 KB).
Are you at the breaking point?
Worn tarp bungees or bindings can cause serious injuries if they break. Use this tip sheet to remind workers to inspect their tarping materials. Provide spare bindings to replace any that are worn. bindings (144 KB).
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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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