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Welcome to the October 2013 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of KeepTruckingSafe.org.
New this month
Tell us what you think
We need to hear it from you! We know there's room for improvement, but we need you to tell us what works and what doesn't work and where to focus. Please take this quick three minute survey and give us your two cents.
Are you ready?
After a long summer, this poster reminds you to be sure you are still packing a shovel. Click here for safety poster (259 KB).
Lessons to learn from a true story
This driver was injured when he wasn't prepared for snow. He shares his story to encourage you to prepare now. Click here for true story. (183 KB)
One more thing - This is the time to check that all cabs are stocked with emergency gear: Click here for a truck driver's winter survival kit.
TIRES blog Share your comments and suggestions. Get the latest scoop!
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Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!
Winter weather: Are you ready for this? (752 KB)
Last month we reviewed tire chaining. Click here for September's TIRES E-news.
Training simulation tools
Fatal crush: Based on the true story of a driver killed on the job
A Washington State truck driver was killed on the job a few years ago. This simulation discusses what happened. Review it with your workers to help prevent similar occurences. Click here for simulation.
True story with tips: Fatal crush (157KB).
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 Click here to try the simulation on safer tarping.
Choose your footwear wisely
Slips, trips and falls cause many injuries in the trucking industry. Test your safety knowledge with the Click here to try 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 here to try the 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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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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