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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.

Tools to Reduce Injuries from Slips, Trips and Falls


Taking the time to reduce injuries from slips, trips or falls is an important investment.


Simple steps such as keeping the yard clean, maintaining good lighting or donning appropriate footware can be all it takes to prevent a serious injury.


Below are safety materials you can use to enhance your training program.

Don't fall for it!

Inspect your PPE

Inspect your boots (189 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

These boots were made for walkin' (144 KB)


Severe weather

Tips for successful chaining (262 KB)

Want to be a pro? Wear the footwear of the pros! (197 KB)

Don't let your footwear get you down (180 KB)


Pre-trip inspection

Look twice (89 KB)

Making the connection (145 KB)


Cab/trailer ingress/egress

Riding the door... (165 KB)

Fatal fall (222 KB)

What tool do you use for climbing? poster (372 KB) Can print on letter or 11x17 paper

Look before you leap! (159 KB)

Use three-points of contact when entering/exiting cab - poster (608 KB)
en Español


Loading dock

Delivery truck driver fatally injured in fall - true story (487 KB)

Preventing falls from loading docks - poster (301 KB) Can print on letter or 11x17 paper


Tarping-related fall injuries to drivers - true story (430 KB)

Tarp smart - poster (435 KB) Can print on letter or 11x17 paper



What will it cost you? (211 KB)

Load-related fall injuries to drivers - true story (430 KB)

Load-related fall injuries to drivers - poster (409 KB) Can print on letter or 11x17 paper


Load securement

Now you see it! Now you don't! - poster (368 KB) Can print on letter or 11x17 paper

Prevent falls while strapping - poster (252 KB) Can print on letter or 11x17 paper
en Español

Be a pro - tips for load securement - poster (315 KB)


Hazard awareness

A safe driver is part detective (249 KB) Can print on letter or 11x17 paper

Force & Ladders Don't Mix - true story (221 KB)

Terminal, yard, and customers site slip, trip and fall injuries to drivers - true story (77 KB)
en Español

Your safety gear - poster (106 KB)


Check out Napo in No Laughing Matter, produced by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work.

From Safety Driven, Trucking Safety Council of BC: Report on Falls from Non-Moving Vehicles, 2012.