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By: Ace Guerra                           Published March 8th


Welcome to March 2017 edition of TIRES e-news.

Trailer Collapses Causing Fatal Head Trauma

On March 1st of 2017, a Burbank man named Timothy James Koelzer died at the age of 62. Koelzer died while working underneath on the linkages between two trailers of a long-haul truck when it collapsed on him causing trauma to the head. Such a sad tragedy and we would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to all his friends and family during this sad time.


L&I Juste Released Mobile Apps For Workplace Safety

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The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries has just released two new apps! These apps are intended to help improve workplace safety.

The Good Observation, Near Miss and Accident Reporting app is designed to be used for training, risk analysis, process improvement or hazard recognition it also offers users an interactive avenue for documenting workplace safety incidents.

The SafeMe App includes videos, safety lessons and hazard identification targeted to younger audiences in restaurants, retail and other industries.

Both applications are available for Apple and Android devices.


Training Simulation Tools

Landing Gear


Over time we have seen injuries to the upper extremities due to improperly lowering a landing gear. This tool will help guide you through what body position is best to avoid an injury.

Click the image below to launch the Landing Gear tool.



Pre-Trip Checklist


Don't forget we have this awesome tool as well. This interactive tool is designed to help those who are trying to become truck drivers or experienced drivers that need to freshen up on their skills.

Click the image below to launch the Pre-Trip Training tool.



Pre-Trip Checklist


This course teaches prevention of common traumatic injuries in the paving industry.

Click the image below to launch the Transfer trailer safety training tool.



Preventing Injuries in the Trucking Industry Focus Report

This report provides the trucking industry with information on claims, claim rates, costs, common causes, and prevention ideas.

To view the report, click here.



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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