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Welcome to the May 2014 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of KeepTruckingSafe.org.
New this month
A safe driver is part detective
Companies with positive safety cultures value the input of every employee, recognizing that those on the front line have a very different perspective than those in management. In these companies, workers and management work together to ensure the safest possible conditions. Remind workers that they too are responsible for keeping themselves safe at work. Click here for safety poster (249 KB).
It's moving season
There are many hazards associated with moving furniture and other heavy items. You can minimize risks by reviewing lifting procedures with your workers and retraining them on your equipment. We are seeing injuries caused by an easily preventable hazard. Are you curious? Click here for true stories and tips to prevent it (207 KB).
Below are trainings for commonly used team lifting equipment. You can prevent injuries by reviewing these and re-training your workers on recommended best practices. Note: Keep Trucking Safe has not tested these devices. These links are informational only.
Shoulder Dolly: Click here or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://youtu.be/pJllHOIZTjQ (This link will take you to YouTube.)
Forearm Forklift: Click here or copy and past this link into your browser: http://youtu.be/kOQ-6EzuPM8 (This link will take you to YouTube.)
GripSystem: Click for instruction manual PDF.
TeamStrap: Click here then scroll down for instruction.
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Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!
Safety training material for everyone
Safety training material for movers
Training simulation tools
Visual learners will take away more from a simulation. This one is based on the true story of a tanker driver injured in a fall, but will apply to many ladder climbing situations. Click here to begin.
Fatal crush: Based on the true story of a driver killed on the job
A Washington State truck driver was killed on the job a few years ago. This simulation discusses what happened. Review it with your workers to help prevent similar occurrences. Click here for simulation.
True story with tips: Fatal crush (157KB).
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 Click here to try the simulation on safer tarping.
Choose your footwear wisely
Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in the trucking industry. Test your safety knowledge with the Click here to try 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 here to try the 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.
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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.
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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