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Welcome to the August 2007 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts from the TIRES Initiative.

New this month

new How to handle heavy and awkward lifting
What to do when faced with heavy or awkward loads.
Download a pdf file, heavy and awkward lifting.

new How to save BIG money on workers' comp costs
Cost vs. Benefit: How you can save over a thousand dollars per employee.
Download a pdf file, how you can save.

Other information about injury prevention strategies in trucking. Links to existing documents and posters, click here.

To learn more about the TIRES initiative, or to find more information about injuries in the trucking industry please visit us at,

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 and working 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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