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Welcome to the April 2014 edition of TIRES e-news, a periodic newsletter brought to you by the health and safety experts of KeepTruckingSafe.org.
New this month
Does your input on safety matter?
Companies with positive safety cultures value the input of every employee, recognizing that those on the front line have a very different perspective than those in management. In these companies, workers and management work together to ensure the safest possible conditions. Remind workers that they too are responsible for keeping themselves safe at work. Click here for safety poster (292 KB).
Tell me, do you feel lucky?
Luck should not replace playing it safe in the workplace. Often we feel the need to rush or we've done something risky so many times that we cease to recognize the danger. Take the time to re-evaluate your tasks, tools and methods. Click here for the tip sheet (152 KB).
Check out our blog
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.
Do you want to dig deeper?
Review Work related injuries in Washington State's Trucking Industry, by industry sector and occupation published recently in the peer-reviewed journal Accident Analysis and Prevention. Click here for the complete article.
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Featuring previously published training materials that are...worth repeating!
Safety training materials related to safety culture
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.
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.
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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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