Welcome to the May 2013 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of the TIRES Initiative.
New this month
Pallets crumble, but your back doesn't have to
Several workers have been injured recently when their pallet jack hit a piece of debris in the work area. It's a great time to discuss keeping the work area clean to avoid injuries. Hang this poster where it'll be a good reminder. Debris (340 KB)
This poster may be printed on 11x17 paper.
News flash: Tiny perp takes down mighty worker
Safety training is fun, right?!? Yeah, I know, the topics are serious, but you can use this comical tip sheet to bring home an important topic...Keeping the work area clean. Too many injuries occur from slips, trips and falls. News flash (153 KB)
Do you see me?
Lets talk about placement - another fun topic.
Do you distribute safety training in employee mailboxes? Is the trash can full of unread safety materials by the end of the day? How about the infamous safety notice on the counter with a signature sheet? Let's be real...THAT is not being read, just signed. I'm not trying to place blame here, I recognize we are all busy, but I do have suggestions that might help.
Consider where your employees need to spend time during the day, then strategically hang safety materials in those places. Some ideas:
Over the microwave
On the breakroom table
And lets be real:
over the urinal and inside the bathroom stall.
These are just a few ideas, but I'm sure you have more. Are you willing to share? Please send me your additional ideas for strategic placement: info@KeepTruckingSafe.org.
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YouTube Don't Jump! Risky vs. safe trailer exit strategies on YouTube. Be sure to watch both Part 1 and Part 2.
Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!
You wouldn't want to miss this... (224 KB)
Training simulation tools
Interactive Simulation Chaining Tires
Two drivers chaining. Can you spot the differences? Click here to try the simulation. Scroll down to try more training simulation tools.
Compare the force of lever and ratchet binders
Compare the body forces needed to use a lever ratchet or binder ratchet to strap a load. Click here to try the simulation.
Test your tarping skills
Explore strategies for safer tarping.
Choose your footwear wisely
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.
Check out the TIRES idea bank for solutions to common trucking issues. Got solutions? This is a work in progress so send us your ideas. Click for TIRES Idea Bank. Click to send us your solutions at info@KeepTruckingSafe.org.
Safety materials en Español
Bienvenido a nuestra edición en español del sitio web TIRES. Estamos actualmente traduciendo al español todos los folletos y articulos.
Si tiene que moverlo manualmente —
Organize y coloque objetos pesados a una altura de fácil acceso. (223 KB)
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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.
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