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Welcome to the September 2011 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 Worn bungees are not the tools of a professional truck driver

Many trucking industry injuries are attributable to broken or malfuctioning gear - but professional truck drivers keep their gear in top shape. Always inspect straps and bungees for wear. If it's worn, don't use it!

Poster: Bungees (297 KB)

True Story: Bungees (190 KB)


World's Largest Convoy to benefit the Special Olympics

TIRES staff had a great time at the 2011 Worlds Largest Truck Convoy to benefit the Special Olympics. The weather was perfect and the trucks were in top shape. Special thanks to LeMay Transportation Services for hosting the event. If you've never participating in this event, consider putting it on your calendar for next year. It's a great time for the whole family. Hope to see you there!


TIRES on Sirius XM?

On September 14th, TIRES Safety Engineer, Scott Edwards, CSP was interviewed on the Dave Nemo XM radio show. Dave Nemo first found TIRES on the Web a few years ago and was interested to learn more about the exciting work TIRES is doing for the trucking industry. This interview primarily focused on TIRES simulation training tools.


Upcoming events

Governor's safety and health conference

TIRES's ergonomist, Han Kim, PhD will present Slip and Fall Hazards in the Trucking Industry at the 60th Annual Governor's Safety and Health Conference.


Worth repeating

Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!

Preventing injuries during tarping.
Poster: Don't fall for it! Tarp Smart (410 KB)
True Stories: Tarping related fall injuries to drivers (168 KB)

Safety materials en Español

Bienvenido a nuestra edición en español del sitio web TIRES. Estamos actualmente traduciendo al español todos los folletos y articulos.

Training simulation tools

Prevent slips, trips and falls

Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in the trucking industry. Test your safety knowledge with the friction simulation tool.

Force simulation tool

Does it really matter if you jump or use 3 points-of-contact when you exit the cab or trailer? Find out with our force-simulator. Use it as a training tool. Click force simulation tool.

Upcoming events

Click here to check out upcoming events in trucking. Let us know if you have a trucking industry related safety or health event that you'd like to add to the page.

Have questions? We’re here to help. Email us at info@KeepTruckingSafe.org.

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Together we can prevent injuries in trucking

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

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 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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