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Truck maintenance tips for drivers.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-33a-2009, 2009 May; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044697
Abstract
Keep yourself and others safe Maintain your truck and equipment in good working order. This will keep you and others safe - and it's the law. Daily: Check tires, lights and turn signal/hazard flashers for your tractor and trailer at the start of every trip. Use your employer provided checklist. CFR Title 49, Parts 396.11 and 396.13. Employers - Be sure employees are properly trained in maintenance procedures. Employees - Ask for help if you're not sure how to complete a task. Routine maintenance: Regular preventive maintenance inspections may be based on time or mileage. Check the vehicle's manual for the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance. Pay special attention to items such as: Brakes. Steering. Tires. Mirrors and any features allowing the driver to see clearly (such as CCTV cameras). Windshield washers and wipers.Steps, walkboards or ladders. Pneumatic or hydraulic hoses, outriggers, liftgates, hoists or other material handling features. Headboard racks and load attachment points (hooks and winches).
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
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20090507
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2009
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Truck maintenance tips for drivers
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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