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Preventing Injuries From Getting Struck by or Against and Object


Sadly, many trucking industry workers are seriously injured or killed from getting struck by or against an object. Planning and clear communication can normally prevent these incidents.


Use the materials below to address these issues in your safety trainings.


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Landing Gear

How many broken noses does it take?

Tips for making a safe landing




Smart and safe cell phone use - tip sheet

Tight Squeeze? - poster

Forklift, freight, you? - poster

Is that pallet safe to move? - tip sheet

Communication is key - true story

Stay alert when working around forklifts - true story




Spotting hazards

Always expect a train

Yard tractors and harm factors

Got a backup plan?

It was a dark and stormy night... true story

Let's make sure this doesn't happen again (fatal crush)

Be seen, be safe - tip sheet

This is what motorists see. - poster




Set it - poster

Setting the parking brake would have saved him - true story

Driver killed when run-over by co-worker - true story

Beware of blind spots! - poster

Small details can save your life - true stories

Neutral or not? - true story

Rollaways crush lives




Secured freight is stacked straight

Save yourself, not the load

There's got to be a better way

Protect yourself from falling objects - tip sheet

There are worse things than getting your toes stepped on - true stories

To cheat, or not to cheat - true stories | en EspaƱol