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Smart and safe cell phone use: a tip sheet.

Authors
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Source
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-141-2014, 2014 Mar; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20044560
Abstract
Don't let your smart phone cause you to make a dumb decision. Workers; keep your phone in your pocket when you're in the yard, terminal or loading dock. And of course, don't text or talk while driving. Employers; designate cellphone use areas and cellphone-free zones on your property. Train drivers to stay in their cab or other safe area and to use designated walking paths during loading and unloading. Bonus safety tip for forklift drivers; always drive with load lowered and in reverse if the load will impede visibility.
Keywords
Injuries; Injury-prevention; Workers; Work-environment; Humans; Men; Women; Exposure-levels; Risk-factors; Training; Education; Trucking; Drivers; Personal-protection; Safety-practices; Safety-measures; Safety-education; Hazards; Safety-measures; Safety-practices;
Contact
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
Publication Date
20140301
Document Type
Other
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2014
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008487; M062014
Source Name
Smart and safe cell phone use: a tip sheet
State
WA
Performing Organization
Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division