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Welcome to the March 2009 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of the TIRES Initiative.

New this month

new Be Seen - Be Safe
Be a bright person.
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new Small details can save your life
The true story of a truck driver who died on the job. Includes tips to prevent similar incidents.
Download a PDF file, True Story (211 KB)

Preventing Injuries in the Trucking Industry Focus Report
This report provides the trucking industry with information on claims, claim rates, costs, common causes, and prevention ideas.
To view the report, click here.

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For more information about injury prevention strategies in trucking, including links to existing documents and posters, click here.

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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 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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