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Trucking safety

Truck drivers face high risks because they spend a lot of time on the road. These resources can help them stay safe and healthy.

Featured video

3 is key: Safe entry and exit

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

[Spanish]  

Supporting materials:
3 is key handout
(Spanish)
3 is key poster (Spanish)

2 minutes

Resources

Find more on the safe driving page.

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

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

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

Seatbelts are essential safety equipment
Safety talk on the the benefits of using seatbelts when driving. [Spanish]

Healthy Eating Tips Truck Drivers

Ergonomics for truckers (WorkSafeBC)
Video on ergonomics for trucking (2:44)

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. 

Preventing work-related motor vehicle crashes (CDC)
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.

Older drivers in the workplace (NIOSH)
An overview of the unique challenges of older drivers.

Oregon OSHA

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

Video library

3 is key: Safe entry and exit

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

Supporting materials

3 is key handout (Spanish)
3 is key poster (Spanish)

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.
16 minutes

Play individual segments:
 Bolo method (1:30)
 Flatbed tarping (14:00)
 Winter driving (15:30)
 Cab stretching (10:30)
 Benefits of stretching (31:00)

Supporting materials

Flatbed tarping best practices
Winter driving best practices

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