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Want to be a pro? Then find the sweet spot!

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-69-2011, 2011 Jun; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044690
Abstract
Consider the fifth wheel latch release when parking your trailer. If you back up tight up against the king pin or forward against the clam shell, it puts pressure on the latch and you will work harder to release the fifth wheel. Over time the extra force you exert can injure muscles, tendons or joints. So do your back and shoulders a favor - find the sweet spot that puts the least amount of pressure on the latch and makes releasing it all the easier. Ease the tension on your fifth wheel release by pulling half an inch forward or backward. Find the sweet spot!
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Personal-protection; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Hazards; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Muscles
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20110630
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
Want to be a pro? Then find the sweet spot!
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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