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Jumping from your cab will wear your knees out, too.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-55-2010, 2010 Nov; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044543
Abstract
High mileage and rough treatment can wear your truck out. Jumping from your cab will wear your knees out, too. Take care of your body, just like you take care of your truck. You can extend the mileage of your knees by: 1. Using 3 points of contact and facing the cab. 2. Wearing sturdy boots with good traction. Don't jump! Most trucking industry claims are caused by injuries to muscles, tendons and joints. Keep y ou body in good working order: 1. Look around for obstacles before you exit the cab. 2. Report yard issues to your supervisor. Mud, ice, potholes, debris. Falls derail 10% more drivers than collisions. Don't let a fall take you out-of-service.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Humans; Men; Women; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Fall-protection; Personal-protection; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Hazards
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20101101
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Jumping from your cab will wear your knees out, too.
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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