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Welcome to the March 2014 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of KeepTruckingSafe.org.

New this month

newBe seen, be safe

Often putting on safety gear or high-visibility clothing can seem like a waste of time or an annoyance. But preventing an injury or saving your life is worth it. Hang this safety poster where it will remind workers to take the time to protect themselves and their futures. Click here for safety poster (420 KB).

newSmart and safe cell phone use, inside and outside the cab

Distracted driving is a major topic in the news, but driving isn't the only time distraction can get us in trouble. Distracted walking or even standing in the wrong place can get you injured. We all need to be reminded to keep cell phones and other devices put away until we are in a safe place to be distracted by them. Click here for the tip sheet (209 KB).

newWhat's new and improved?

The TIRES blog has updated and is now the Keep Trucking Safe blog! This new platform with allow improved searching, commenting and archiving, but to get it you will need to re-sign up. Click here to stay in the conversation.


Ladder safety via interactive simulation

Visual learners will take away more from a simulation. This one is based on the true story of a tanker driver injured in a fall, but will apply to many ladder climbing situations. Click here to begin.


Since winter is hanging on, be sure your cab is stocked with emergency gear: Click here for a truck driver's winter survival kit.

For more safety training information check out KeepTruckingSafe.org

Keep Trucking Safe blog Share your comments and suggestions. Get the latest scoop!

Twitter @TruckSafe Don't miss a tweet!

YouTube Don't Jump! Risky vs. safe trailer exit strategies on YouTube. Be sure to watch both Part 1 and Part 2.

Worth repeating

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

Safety training materials related to visibility

Camo is not part of this job description (441 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Working in the dark (153 KB)

Do you see what I see? (131 KB)

Beware of blind spots (611 KB)

Tight Squeeze? (690 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be seen, be safe (137 KB)

This is what motorists see (402 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Communication is key (252 KB)

Driver killed when run-over by co-worker (186 KB)

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 occurrences. 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.

Need ideas?

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.

Haga click aquí para obtener materiales en español

Si tiene que moverlo manualmente —
Organize y coloque objetos pesados a una altura de fácil acceso. (223 KB)

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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