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Welcome to the August 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 buckle up for safety
Professional football players gear up to protect themselves before every game. Truck drivers need to gear up each day, too. Whether you drive a truck or forklift, you should always buckle up! Be a pro! Football (420 KB)
Ratchet systems improve safety for flatbeds
Flatbeds and curtain-van trailers can be retro-fitted or ordered with ratchet systems. This tip sheet also includes tips for safely using a winch bar. Ratchet (215 KB)
World's Largest Convoy
TIRES staff are looking forward to the 2011 Worlds Largest Truck Convoy to benefit the Special Olympics. TIRES will showcase the training simulation tools. Hope to see you there!
Governor's safety and health conference
TIRES's ergonomist, Han Kim, PhD will present Slip and Fall Hazards in the Trucking Industry at the 60th Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference.
In national news
Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!
Don't fall for it! Preventing falls while securing a load.
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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