Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Safety First!

Did you know…. Slips, trips and falls are the leading cause for injuries to professional drivers?

Performing Routine Job Tasks

When you're performing routine actions or any other job task on or around the vehicle, try to follow the three-point system. This system gives you the best balance and the least chance of slipping, tripping, or falling. 
When getting in and out of a vehicle or trailer, keep two hands and one foot or two feet and one hand in contact with the vehicle at all times. Make sure your grip and footing are secure and always look down before you step. 

Drivers need to avoid bad habits, such as swinging down from the cab or trailer, skipping and missing steps, stepping up or down on fuel tanks or tires, and jumping from the cab. All of these actions can lead to a serious injury. 

Wearing the proper gloves and footwear, such as those with rubber soles, can also help prevent you from slipping or falling while working around your vehicle.