CVSA 2013 Roadcheck Checklist for Drivers

Check out this helpful brochure, courtesy of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

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Roadcheck: Buckle Up!

Check out this helpful brochure on safety, courtesy of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.

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Dock Safety During Loading/Unloading

Any time trailers, forklifts and cargo come together at the loading dock, the chances of an accident increase considerably. By establishing comprehensive dock safety procedures and training employees on those procedures, you can reduce the likelihood of an accident. The following guidelines can provide a framework as you develop your own operating procedures customized to fit your operations. Read more of this post

Preventing Falls in the Trucking Industry

Falls while securing or adjusting the load, tarp or straps; opening or closing containers; fixing lights or wiper blades and other maintenance tasks, while working on docks and staging areas are a significant cause of trucking company injuries and workers’ compensation claims.

Design Considerations

A safe means of cab access and getting on and off trailer and cargo areas is important in preventing falls. Well-designed steps and grab handles should be an important consideration in purchasing new equipment. Steps and handhold or grab bars should be located within easy reach. Steps should incorporate a non-slip design and be wide enough to maintain a secure foothold.

Avoid Climbing onto the Truck or Load

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Fleet Maintenance Operations – Shop Safety

Mechanics and technicians performing truck maintenance and repair face many types of safety hazards. Hazards that turn into accidents can mean lost profits to your business or serious, even fatal injuries.

Safety Rules

Adapt the following safety rules to your fleet maintenance/repair operations:
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Truck Driver MSDs – Strains, Sprains and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Whereas highway crashes are the leading cause of fatal trucker injuries, strains, sprains and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the leading causes of non-fatal injuries, lost time and workers compensation costs.

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Fleet Maintenance Operations – Hazardous Materials

Mechanics and technicians performing truck maintenance and repair tasks face many health hazards from hazardous materials used in the course of work performed. Accidents, injuries and work related illnesses can mean lost profits to your business. More importantly, these injuries can cause disabling conditions and severely alter the lives of your employees and their families.

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