Keep Trucking Safe May 2020 Newsletter

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Safety Material for the Trucking Industry
 May 2020

May is Global Employee Health & Fitness Month

Global Employee Health & Fitness Month is a worldwide observance to promote health and fitness in the workplace. Practicing a healthy lifestyle that includes a nutritious diet and physical exercise is key to avoiding injury and illness and being a dynamic, high-performing worker. For truck drivers, health and fitness are vital to safely operating a vehicle and performing other related job tasks. Healthy and fit drivers benefit business operations because they feel physically better, have higher mental alertness, and comply with CDL medical requirements.

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Keeping Safe from COVID-19

Millions of workers are staying home as part of the social distancing strategy to stop COVID-19. But many truck drivers are working to help meet the nation’s essential needs during this trying time. This means truck drivers should take extra care to protect their health. While many places have adopted disease prevention measures, drivers may still find it hard to fully avoid social interactions or touching potentially contaminated surfaces while loading, making deliveries, using the restroom, and stopping for food and fuel. Risk is especially higher for older drivers and those having pre-existing health conditions like diabetes and lung disease. There currently are no vaccines for coronavirus and no one is immune. Symptoms appear 2-14 days after exposure and include fever, cough, and difficulty breathing. Use the following tips and use them to design a sickness prevention and response strategy for your company safety program.

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Guard Your Yard

Terminal yards are busy places where truck drivers, freight handlers, and mechanics prepare trucks, trailers, and freight for the road. The nonstop whirl of employees, vehicle traffic, and loading operations can quickly raise injury risks if workplace hazards are left ignored. Terminal yard hazards include the risks of being struck and crushed, getting muscle sprains and strains, and having a slip, trip, or fall. The surest way to prevent injuries is to have a company safety program that takes active steps to identify, assess, eliminate, and control hazards. The following tips can help keep your terminal yard safe.

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Conduct an Injury Investigation

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Root cause analysis is a process for finding the what, how, and why something happened to prevent it from happening again in the future.

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What Is Safety Climate?

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Safety climate is the new catch phrase in occupational safety circles. But what is it? And what does it mean to your company? Find out in this training:

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Slips, trips, falls

Strain & sprains (musculoskeletal disorders)

Getting struck by or against an object 

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