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Don't fall for it: truck drivers-protect yourself from falling while loading and unloading.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-9a-2007, 2007 Apr; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044728
Abstract
Then there's the shooting pain, surgery, pain meds, possible permanent disability, and explaining to your son that you can't play catch. Who needs it, right? Sprain and strain injuries can creep up on you gradually or hit you like a 90 mph fast ball. There are things you can do to prevent or minimize sprain and strain injuries. Stay safe. Stay working. Don't ignore pain-report symptoms early. Use mechanical aids to move heavy loads. Don't force it-get help if it's too heavy, too hard. Prevent falls while loading and unloading. Use full width dock plates. Remove slip and trip hazards. Check your load for broken pallets or loose banding. Get help for loads not manageable by one person. Use loading and unloading equipment that is appropriate for the load materials. Check trailer access steps, ladders, and handholds, report if broken. Wear suitable footware. Identify hazards, eliminate them.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Musculoskeletal-system; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Muscles; Muscle-stress
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20070424
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2007
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487
Source Name
Don't fall for it: truck drivers-protect yourself from falling while loading and unloading.
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
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