Mission

Welcome to the Keep Trucking Safe blog. We intend for this blog to be an idea sharing avenue – an opportunity to share “what works” with other truck drivers, trucking safety professionals, trucking company managers, and others who are concerned about the health and safety of truck drivers. Safety solutions or questions regarding risks common in trucking would be the priority. We want this blog to serve as a portal to real, open, and honest communication. That said, this blog is moderated using the Keep Trucking Safe Blog Comment Policy presented here.

Policy

We expect participants to show respect and consideration to the authors and others using the blog. Participants must comply with applicable policies, regulations, and laws. All comments will be reviewed before posting. We will not post vulgar language; personal attacks of any kind; offensive terms that target specific groups; or unsupported accusations. We will not knowingly post comments that infringe on copyrights, are spam, are clearly off topic, advertise services or products, or could be construed as lobbying. We reserve the right to edit comments. Comments that promote a specific brand will be edited to add alternatives. If no alternatives can be found, a generic term will be used to describe the product or service. Documents and attachments will not be posted on the blog.

Disclaimer

Importantly, comments from individuals outside of Keep Trucking Safe do not necessarily represent Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis  (TIRES) or  Labor & Industries (L&I) policy or the views of L&I. References to products or services do not constitute an endorsement by Keep Trucking Safe, TIRES, L&I or the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Links to external sites will be deactivated. Comments submitted to this blog may include urls for information created and maintained by other public and private organizations and individuals’ blogs. We provide these urls solely for our users’ information and convenience. L&I does not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on sites. L&I does not endorse the organizations sponsoring the web sites, and we do not endorse the views they express or the products/services they offer.

Safety

Participants should specifically ensure that no personal identifying or private medical information about a third party is released, especially information restricted from release under the Privacy Act or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

What to expect

Every effort will be made to post comments in a timely manner that are responsive to the topics presented on the blog and that do not violate the Comment Policy. Comments can be expected to appear during business hours Monday through Friday. To protect your own privacy and the privacy of others, please do not include phone numbers or email addresses in the body of your comment.

Reporters

Reporters are asked to send questions to the L&I Public Affairs Office through their normal channels and to refrain from submitting questions here as comments. Reporter questions will not be posted.

Let’s get started!

Thank you for taking the time to read the Keep Trucking Safe Blog Comment Policy. We look forward to hearing from you on the blog! If you have any questions about the Comment Policy, email info@KeepTruckingSafe.org.

Updated 02/21/2014