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Please use the free publications below to complement your safety program. TIRES (Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis) publications can be printed and copied as needed.

Cab or trailer entry/exit back to top

Climbing technique matters, but why? poster (421 KB). (printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Consider the length of your career...(cab) (530 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Consider the length of your career...(flatbed) (510 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Consider the length of your career...(trailer) (384 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Fatal fall (222 KB)

Too much stuff - How to use 3 points of contact (435 KB)

Look before you leap! (159 KB)

Don't fall for it - Use 3-points of contact |en Español  (608 KB)

Want to be a pro? Trailer exit strategy (159 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

High mileage and rough treatment can wear out your truck and your knees (250 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

 

 

Company safety culture back to top

Early reporting equals better outcomes: The sooner you report and deal with an injury, the better your health outcome (507 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Smart and safe cell phone use(209 KB)

What's the most dangerous part of your job? (675 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Does your input on safety matter? (292 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Tell me, do you feel lucky? (152 KB)

Pallets crumble, but your back doesn't have to (340 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

News Flash: Tiny perp takes down mighty worker (153 KB)

Are we having fun yet? (308 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Incentives to cheat... (163 KB)

 

 

Cost benefit analyses back to top

Investing in safety (159 KB)

Turnover (107 KB)

Productivity (120 KB)

What a trucker needs to know about CTS (153 KB)

 

 

Customers/delivery sites and suppliers back to top

A safe driver is part detective (249 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Where is the most hazardous job location? (307 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

That customer is going to cost you (159 KB)

Report: Your customer site - making it less dangerous for your drivers (331 KB)

Help our drivers make safe deliveries - version A (184KB)

Help our drivers make safe deliveries - version B (208 KB)

 

 

Distraction prevention back to top

Smart and safe cell phone use (209 KB)

 

 

Fifth wheel release back to top

Be a pro - Find the sweet spot! (306 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 12x18 paper)

Releasing the fifth wheel (214 KB)

 

 

General Maintenance back to top

Why E logs are better for maintenance tracking: Prevent injuries by following up on repair requests (189 KB)

Delayed maintenance causes injuries (291 KB)

What will that decision cost you? (148 KB)

 

 

Incident Investigation back to top

How to investigate an incident (263 KB)

Incident investigation checklist (201 KB)

 

 

Landing gear back to top

How many broken noses does it take? (269 KB)

Tips for making a safe landing (178 KB)

How to land like a pro (602 KB)

 

 

Lifting back to top

Truckers are tough, but seriously? (117 KB)

Guess my weight? (502 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Take one for the team? (255 KB)

Save your back for the good things in life (454 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Get help with heavy or awkward loads (154 KB)

Line truck driver hurts shoulder lifting converter gear (96 KB)

Stay safe. Stay working. (377 KB)

If you have to move it manually...(122 KB)

80-pound box leads to 8 days off work (189 KB)

Would your son mind if you couldn't shoot a few hoops? (125 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Recurring pain can lead to disabling injuries (160 KB)

Can you afford to live on 60 percent of your salary for the next 6 weeks? (158 KB)

Why is Mike smiling? (89 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Some deliveries can be a real pain! (245 KB)

There are worse things than getting your toes stepped on (261 KB)

 

 

Loading Dock back to top

Hand over your keys (156 KB)

Delivery truck driver fatally injured in fall (486 KB)

Don't fall for it - loading dock (301 KB)

Don't fall for it - prevent falls (409 KB)

Load smart - your driver will thank you (180 KB)

Why invest in powered dock levelers? (173 KB)

Stay alert when working around forklifts (180 KB)

Tight squeeze? (690 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Small details can save your life (216 KB)

 

 

Load securement back to top

Now you see it! Now you don't! (368 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Is your load secure? (367 KB)

Lever vs. Ratchet (336 KB)

Have you tried ratchet binders (457 KB)

Fruit bin load securement produced by the Washington State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Division. This document is in English and Spanish.

Winch or ratchet? (215 KB)

Don't fall for it - check straps for wear | en Español (252 KB)

Is that pallet safe to move? (235 KB)

Protect yourself from falling objects (203 KB)

To cheat, or not to cheat... | en Español (160 KB)

Want to be a pro? Strapping (315 KB)

 

 

Load & unload back to top

Save yourself, not the load (338 KB)

There's got to be a better way (157 KB)

Riding the door... (165 KB)

What tool do you use for climbing (372 KB)

The rush to "get it done" ended up costing him (142 KB)

What if you are overweight? (457 KB)

Don't fall for it - loading (409 KB)

Get help with heavy or awkward loads (154 KB)

80-pound box leads to 8 days off work (189 KB)

Load smart - your driver will thank you (180 KB)

Why is Mike smiling? (89 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Some deliveries can be a real pain! (245 KB)

Forklift, freight, you? (374 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Is that pallet safe to move? (235 KB)

Communication is key (252 KB)

Protect yourself from falling objects (203 KB)

There are worse things than getting your toes stepped on (261 KB)

Be seen, be safe (137 KB)

Want to be a pro? Trailer exit (159 KB)

 

 

Mechanics back to top

Force & Ladders Don't Mix (221 KB)

Be a pro: Hockey poster (323 KB) Can be printed on 8.5x11 or 11x17 paper.

Fleet maintenance tips for mechanics - tip sheet (70 KB)

Mechanics' garage/shop safety checklist

 

 

Personal Protective Equipment back to top

Save your skin: Wear gloves (359 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Inspect your boots (189 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

These boots were made for walkin' (144 KB)

 

 

Pre-trip inspection back to top

Tips for sliding tandems (135 KB)

Look twice (89 KB)

Making the connection (145 KB)

 

 

Severe weather back to top

Is it hot enough for you? (450 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Prep your shovel (259 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Snowed in (205 KB)

Are you ready for this... (148 KB)

It was one of those days... (304 KB)

A truck driver's winter survival kit (301 KB)

Do you see what I see? (131 KB)

Want to be a pro? Wear the footwear of the pros! (197 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Don't let your footwear get you down (180 KB)

 

 

Tarping back to top

Inspect, repair or replace worn tarps (390 KB)

If you beat a tarp at wrestling, who really wins? (187 KB)

Tarping - one of the most dangerous (and loathed) tasks of a flatbed trucker - no matter the weather (168 KB)

Tarping doesn't need to be a pain in the back! (170 KB)

Want to be a pro? Tarping (318 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Do you like playing the odds? (297 KB)

You might be strong... (190 KB)

Winch or ratchet? (215 KB)

Are you at the breaking point? (144 KB)

Tarping related fall injuries to drivers (429 KB)

Don't fall for it - Tarp smart (435 KB)

Be seen, be safe (137 KB)

 

 

Tire chaining back to top

The kinda shape you're in (269 KB)(poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Take time to check your chains. A tip sheet (183KB)

Hanging Iron (126 KB)

Tips for successful chaining (262 KB)

 

 

Trucking safety professional back to top

A safe driver is part detective (249 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be a pro - Racing (496 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be a pro - Work safe (393 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be a pro - Hockey (323 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be a pro - Football (420 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be a pro - Baseball (598 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be a pro - Find the sweet spot! (306 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Be a pro - Take the time to be safe! (285 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

 

 

Visibility back to top

Be seen, be safe (version 2) (420 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Camo is not part of this job description (441 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 11x17 paper)

Working in the dark (153 KB)

Do you see what I see? (131 KB)

Beware of blind spots (611 KB)

Tight Squeeze? (690 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 12x18 paper)

Be seen, be safe (137 KB)

This is what motorists see (402 KB) (poster printable on letter size or 12x18 paper)

Communication is key (252 KB)

Driver killed when run-over by co-worker (186 KB)

 

 

Yard maintenance back to top

Find it, Mark it, Fix it (221 KB)

RESOURCES

SHARP Program | Department of Labor & Industries | PO Box 44330 | Olympia, Washington 98504-4330

Phone: 1-888-667-4277 | Contact web developer at TIRES@Lni.wa.gov