By Jena Williams

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No thank you!

It’s finally spring, and as the old adage goes… April showers bring…well, in Washington they bring May showers and June showers and maybe even July showers.  And all those showers bring slick roads, and loads. This is a great time to check your traction and continue to wear the proper footwear for your job. You can also protect yourself from slip, trip and fall injuries by cleaning up spills as soon as they occur.

Wet loading docks contribute to costly fall injuries each year. Employers, have you considered ways to keep your loading docks dry such as adding an awning? Additionally, remind workers to report worn steps or ramps so they can be maintained. Investing in safety is a wise business decision.

For more information on protecting yourself and your career by wearing work boots, the footwear of the professional truck driver, see these links:

Wear the footwear of the pros! http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/90422009.pdf

Don’t let your footwear get you down: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/90412009.pdf

These boots were made for walkin’: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/901192013.pdf

Inspect your boots: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/safetymaterials/901182013.pdf

For a fun training on the effects of friction when you wear various footwear click: http://www.keeptruckingsafe.org/game_2.html