Safety resources for those who spend time on the job behind the wheel

3 is key: Safe entry and exit  

This short video includes best practices for safely entering and exiting large vehicles. (1:22)  

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Supporting materials:

3 is key handout (Spanish) [PDF]
3 is key poster (Spanish) [PDF]

Oregon OSHA

Visit the Oregon OSHA website to learn more about transportation safety, including:

StriveSafe fleet management tool
SAIF has partnered with StriveSafe to offer a discount to policyholders for their fleet telematics product, which includes real-time tracking for fleets of any size. [More information]

Ergonomics best practices for auto and truck repair [PDF]
This one-page hand-out provides information on how mechanics can work comfortably and safely.

Fatigue is a contributing factor to injuries in transportation.
Find more information on our fatigue, sleep, and shiftwork page.

Safe driving handout [PDF] 
A quick one-page handout of safe driving tips with how management can support safe driving. [Spanish]

Flatbed tarping best practices [PDF] 
A one-page, easy-to-read fact sheet.

Winter driving best practices [PDF]
A one-page, easy-to-read fact sheet.

Stretches for the professional truck driver [PDF]
This poster briefly explains and illustrates simple stretches. [Spanish]

Video training | Ergonomics for truckers (WorkSafeBC)

The trucking injury reduction emphasis project (TIRES)
Dedicated to the trucking industry, this website has training materials, interactive tools, and more to raise awareness and prevent injuries. 

Distracted driving (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)
Find short videos, posters, and other tools (in both English and Spanish) designed to stop distracted driving in the U.S.

Preventing work-related motor vehicle crashes (CDC) [PDF]
This fact sheet recommends ways employers can keep workers safe when driving or riding in a motor vehicle on the job. It ends with a checklist that employers can use to implement the recommendations.

Motor vehicle safety (NIOSH)
Visit the NIOSH website for crash data, motor vehicle safety publications, a list of upcoming events, and additional resources

Older drivers in the workplace: how employers and workers can prevent crashes (NIOSH)
Action steps and resources to help your co-workers and your employees continue driving safely.

Oregon DMV record inquiry accounts (ODOT/DMV)
You may qualify to receive employment driving records.


Video library
Trucking safety best practices

This comprehensive series is designed to prevent the most common injuries to truckers. The segments include helpful instructions on strap tossing, flatbed tarping, driving in hazardous weather, and proper stretching both at home and on the road.

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Order code: VEHICLE-04

Supporting materials: Flatbed tarping best practices | Winter driving best practices | Stretches for the professional truck driver [PDF]

Play individual segments 

 Bolo method (1:30)

 Flatbed tarping (14:00)

 Winter driving (15:30)

 Cab stretching (10:30)

 Benefits of stretching (31:00)

3 is key: Safe entry and exit

This short video includes best practices for safely entering and exiting large vehicles.

[Play English] [Play Spanish]

Supporting materials:

3 is key handout (Spanish) [PDF]
3 is key poster (Spanish) [PDF]

DVD (no streaming available)

  • Before you turn the key | VEHICLE-07
    20 minutes | This video covers what we need to do every time we get in a vehicle. W … Read more
  • Bucket trucks: extending your safety | VEHICLE-12 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    15 minutes | Bucket trucks make working at high elevation easier, but if they are n … Read more
  • Coaching the experienced driver 3 | VEHICLE-37
    | This video offers an interactive training system based on the COACHING … Read more
  • Coaching the van driver 3 | VEHICLE-40
    | This program addresses safety for minivan, commercial van, and 15-pass … Read more
  • Defensive driving: a crash course | VEHICLE-09 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    16 minutes | This important program discusses how to be a defensive driver, recogni … Read more
  • Defensive driving: I could see it coming | VEHICLE-42
    | After automobile accidents, phrases like "I didn't see them coming" or … Read more
  • Defensive driving: when good weather goes bad | VEHICLE-43 (English) VEHICLE-44 (Spanish)
    | This presentation provides an overview of the various potential danger … Read more
  • Distracted driving: game over | VEHICLE-22 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    12 minutes | Do your employees treat driving like a game? This program gives them a … Read more
  • Driven to distraction | VEHICLE-24
    16 minutes | This video illustrates how dangerous distracted driving can be. The ma … Read more
  • Driven to distraction II | VEHICLE-26 (English/Spanish/Portuguese)
    26 minutes | Nearly 6,000 people died in 2008 from crashes involving distracted dri … Read more
  • Emotional wreck | VEHICLE-27
    23 minutes | Aggressive driving is responsible for 1,500 deaths annually. Give your … Read more
  • Injury prevention for drivers | VEHICLE-34
    22 minutes | This is an industry-specific, prevention-based training program. Provi … Read more
  • One-on-one behind the wheel coaching | VEHICLE-41
    | This program is the next step beyond classroom driver training. It tea … Read more
  • Safe operation and use of all-terrain vehicles | VEHICLE-01
    16 minutes | All-terrain vehicles (ATVs or four-wheelers) were originally designed … Read more
  • The blindfold effect | VEHICLE-21
    20 minutes | The video focuses on three driving situations that involve more than h … Read more
  • Winter driving: when the rules change | VEHICLE-29
    16 minutes | This video illustrates the importance of adjusting our driving techniq … Read more


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