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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 TIRES and / or L&I.

Back injuries are serious business!

Excessive heavy lifting can injure your low back and shoulders. A major concern in flatbed trucking is the lifting and pulling of heavy tarps. If possible, try to avoid any heavy lifting at awkward postures. This simulation explores the pros and cons of different lifting techniques. Click one of the task action buttons below to see why.

You will need to have a compatible version of Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download a free version of Adobe flash.


To download a pdf file of the simulator click here.


Try more TIRES simulation tools:

Exit cab or trailer force simulator

Slip, fall simulator

Lever vs. Ratchet binders

Santa version of tarping simulation above