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Welcome to the April 2013 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of the TIRES Initiative.
New this month
Are we having fun yet?
For those pranksters on your team, this is a friendly reminder that practical jokes can sometimes backfire in a bad way. We aren't saying that you shouldn't have fun and build relationships with co-workers, but carefully consider the consequences. Practical jokes have caused injuries to Washington truck drivers.
How many times must a customer be tagged?
Waste haulers out there know what I mean. Each week you deal with the same "own can" customers, you've tagged them many times as overweight.
Why do some customers insist on using their own cans when perfectly good bins are available for free (and often required by the municipality?) Well, marketers say that people need to hear a message between 3 and 20 times before they retain it. So giving the benefit of the doubt, here's a new way to address your overweight own can customers.
TIRES created this flyer that you can print and use along with your tags to inform your customers in a new way why you have refused to pick up their trash.
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Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!
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Training simulation tools
Interactive Simulation Chaining Tires
Two drivers chaining. Can you spot the differences? Click here to try the simulation. Scroll down to try more training simulation tools.
Compare the force of lever and ratchet binders
Compare the body forces needed to use a lever ratchet or binder ratchet to strap a load. Click here to try the simulation.
Test your tarping skills
Explore strategies for safer tarping.
Choose your footwear wisely
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.
Check out the TIRES idea bank for solutions to common trucking issues. Got solutions? This is a work in progress so send us your ideas. Click for TIRES Idea Bank. Click to send us your solutions at info@KeepTruckingSafe.org.
Safety materials en Español
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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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