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Peer reviewed journals

Work related injuries in Washington State's Trucking Industry, by industry sector and occupation.
Smith C. Williams J. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014. Click here for the complete article. Or for the short version, here are the research findings.


Assessment of perceived injury risks and priorities among truck drivers and trucking companies in Washington State.
Spielholz, P. et. al. Journal of Safety Research, 2008. Click here for the complete article.


The information provided on the linked sites is solely the view of the authors and does not reflect the official views of SHARP and / or L&I.

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Revive your safety training with the interactive tools below

Transfer trailer safety
This course teaches prevention of common traumatic injuries in the paving industry.
Fall from ladder

What is safety climate?
Safety climate is the new catch phrase in occupational safety circles. But what is it? And what does it mean to your company? Find out in this 5 minute training:
What is safety climate?

Prevent falls from ladders
Based on the true story of a driver painfully injured from rushing down a ladder.
Fall from ladder

Fatal crush
Use this true story to prevent similar incidents
Crush Prevention

Chaining up
Find the safety gear that the driver is using!
Chain up

Lever vs. Ratchet
Is there really a good reason to switch from a tool that has gotten the job done for years?
Load binders

Lifting heavy items can cause injuries to your back and shoulders over time. The driver demonstrates the pros and cons of getting the tarp on the flatbed.


Prevent slips
Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in trucking. Changes in footwear, tasks and environment matter. Test your knowledge by clicking the slip simulation below.
Friction simulation

Jump Force
Know the forces involved in exiting your truck cab or trailer. Try our force simulator: Click here to access..
exit game

Partner news

How Do You Develop a Successful Safety Training? Published by the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists, April 2015.
TIRES: Helping to Reduce Work Related Injuries in the Commercial Trucking Industries Published in Northwest Transporter, Vol 16, Issue 1, Winter 2013.
Don't Jump! Published in Transport Topics Online, November 2011.
Risk - Part of the Job? (85 KB) Published in The Route, September 2010.
Even on Foot, Trucking is Risky Business Published in Transport Topics Online, June 2009.



Loading and unloading trucks can be a hazardous process.


Forklift drivers themselves are rarely injured, but injuries and fatalities happen to co-workers and drivers that are struck or crushed by the forklift or freight.


Have policies in place that keep other workers out of the path of the forklift.


Here are some materials to help with your training:


Safety poster to remind workers on foot to be safe around forklifts (850 KB PDF) Print on letter or 11x17 size paper.

Hand over your keys - tip sheet (156 KB)

Take one for the team? - true story (255 KB)

Load shift cost his life - true story (157 KB)

Tight Squeeze? - poster (690 KB) Print on letter or 11x17 size paper.

Stay alert when working around forklifts - true story (180 KB)

Communication is key - true story (252 KB)


Be a pro

Football (420 KB) Print on letter or 11x17 size paper.

Baseball (822 KB) Print on letter or 11x17 size paper.



North Carolina Department of Labor recently issued a hazard alert for forklifts.

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries information on Powered Industrial Trucks (lift trucks & forklifts.)