Trucking Industry

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Jan 16, 2017
NIOSH Study Reveals Safety Issues in Long-haul Trucking Industry

New data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) highlights a number of important safety issues facing long-haul truck drivers (LHTD) and their employers

Source: NIOSH

Jan 16, 2017
Safety & Health Involvement For Truckers

SHIFT is conducting a research study of driver health and safety with funding from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute.

Source: OHSU

Apr 01, 2016
Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet: Tarping and fall protection - information for truckers

Protect yourself from falling if you have to adjust, remove, or apply a tarp from the top of your load.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Aug 01, 2015
Occupational Hydrofluoric Acid Injury from Car and Truck Washing — Washington State, 2001–2013

The death of a truck wash worker from ingestion of an HF-based wash product and 48 occupational HF burn cases associated with car and truck washing in Washington State during 2001–2013 are summarized in this report.

Source: CDC

Aug 01, 2014
Quick Sleep Tips for Truck Drivers

Driving a truck is a very demanding job. Lack of sleep makes it more difficult to meet the demands of the job and increases your risk for drowsy driving and vehicle crashes.

Source: NIOSH

Apr 01, 2011
Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES)

TIRES is a research project developed by the SHARP program at the Washington Department of Labor & Industries. SHARP’s research shows that trucking has some of the highest claims rates and costs in the State of Washington.

Source: WA Department L&I

Sep 01, 2008
Preventing Injuries in the Trucking Industry - Focus Report

This report provides employers, supervisors, employees in the trucking industry, along with safety and health professionals, with information on claims, claim rates, costs, common causes and prevention ideas.

Source: WA Department L&I

Sep 01, 2003
Oregon Truck Safety Hotline

To accurately identify the truck involved in the incident you witnessed, please provide at least the truck or trailer license plate number, or the U.S. DOT number (or I.C.C. MC number) found on the truck cab.

Source: ODOT

Sep 01, 2003
OSHA Safety and Health Topic: Trucking Industry Hazards

This site provides information about preventing occupational illness and injury in the trucking industry through links to summaries, training presentations, publications and other resources.

Source: OSHA