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Welcome to the April 2011 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of the TIRES Initiative.
New this month
Who needs you home safe?
The most important reason to be safe at work is not at work... Together workers and employers can keep the workplace safe so workers can go home safe. Home Safe (297 KB).
Can a rotten day get worse...
Read the true story of a Washington truck driver whose dedication to getting the job done ended up causing an injury. Every employer wants dedicated workers, but not at the expense of the worker's health. Included are tips to prevent a similar incident. Rotator cuff (210 KB).
Prevent fatalities caused by loading and unloading
Loading and unloading trucks and trailers continues to be a significant source of fatalities and injuries among truck drivers and other workers in Washington State. Click Hazards to Truck Drivers and other Workers while Loading and Unloading Trucks and Trailers for help identifying and preventing these hazards. This document was produced by the Washington Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program. The first page is intended as a tool for training and posting. The following pages provide more detailed prevention recommendations and resources.
Safety materials en Español
Bienvenido a nuestra edición en español del sitio web TIRES. Estamos actualmente traduciendo al español todos los folletos y articulos.
¡Advertencia! ¡Los montacargas de gasolina y propano producen un gas tóxico!
¿Se sentiría su hijo mal si usted no pudiera jugar baloncesto con él? (114 KB)
Training simulation tools
Prevent slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in the trucking industry. Test your safety knowledge with the friction simulation tool.
Force simulation tool
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.
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