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Let's make sure this doesn't happen again.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries
Olympia, WA: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 90-113-2013, 2013 Mar; :1
Last year a 39-year-old Washington truck driver was crushed to death between his and another trailer when the other driver made a sharp turn out of the loading dock. It was dark between the trailers and the deceased driver was not wearing high visibility clothing. Could better lighting have saved him? Could a simple high visibility vest have saved his life? Could a quick walk-around by the other driver have saved him? Take time at your next safety meeting to explore close calls that your drivers have experienced and develop a plan before an incident occurs. Tips to live by - DRIVERS: Always, always wear high-visibility clothing. Never assume other drivers know where you are. Don't turn your back on traffic in tight quarters and have an escape plan if something near you starts to move. Do a walk-around to make sure all pedestrians are clear before you move your vehicle. EMPLOYERS: Maintain the lighting in your yard. Supply high visibility clothing or vests and make sure all workers wear them when outside the cab.
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
SHARP Program, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, PO Box 44330, Olympia, WA 98504-4330
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Let's make sure this doesn't happen again
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