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Welcome to the July 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
Professional truck drivers gear up for safety
Professional baseball catchers gear up before every game. You should wear your safety gear, too. Be a pro! Baseball (598 KB)
What if you are overweight?
Read the true story of a Washington truck driver injured while trying to get to a legal weight. Overweight (457 KB)
Results from the WTA's Truck Driving Championships
TIRES staff enjoyed being a part of the Washington Trucking Associations' Truck Driving Championships. This is our fourth year at this event and each time we've come away with a sense of the camaraderie and dedication that makes up Washington's trucking industry. You do great work!
Here are this year's winners:
Mark Peterson, USF
1st-Mark Peterson, USF
1st-Chris Bates, Washington Closure
1st-John Enyeart, Safeway
1st-Scott Henrickson, Conway Freight
1st-Roy Garcia, Peninsula Truck Lines
1st-John Hnatishin, Boeing
1st-Charles Price, Conway Freight
1st-Chris Poynor, Conway Freight
1st-Robert Hinds, Fed Ex Ground
Joshua Jack, Fed Ex Express
Harry Fletcher Award
Mike McPherson, Conway Freight
Rookie of the Year
Jason VanMeter, YRC
In national news
Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!
Prevent injuries caused by jumping from the cab.
Safety materials en Español
Bienvenido a nuestra edición en español del sitio web TIRES. Estamos actualmente traduciendo al español todos los folletos y articulos.
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.
Click here to check out upcoming events in trucking. Let us know if you have a trucking industry related safety or health event that you'd like to add to the page.
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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