The Keep Trucking Safe blog was developed to reach our partners in injury prevention in the trucking industry. (That would be you!)

What can you expect to find here in the Keep Trucking Safe blog? Anything health, safety and trucking related. We are constantly working to find interesting and appropriate topics for trucking and we try to be responsive to requests from you, our readers.This is a conversation so weigh in and let your thoughts be known. Together, we can prevent injuries in trucking!

Who are we?

The Keep Trucking Safe web site and blog were developed by Trucking Injury Reduction Emphasis (TIRES), a research project of the SHARP program at the Washington Department of Labor & Industries. SHARP’s research shows that trucking has some of the highest work-related injury claims rates and costs in the State of Washington. Industry and labor groups have a common goal to improve workers’ comp rates by decreasing the number of work-related injuries in trucking. Keep Trucking Safe brings together trucking’s stakeholders  to reach a common goal – making the riskiest job tasks safer. The Injuries The most common and costly injury types in the trucking industry:

  • Slips, trips, falls
  • Strains & sprains (Musculoskeletal disorders)
  • Getting struck by or against an object
  • Motor vehicle collisions

The work activities that contributed to the majority of injuries:

  • Loading/unloading and material handling
  • Exiting the cab or trailer
  • Walking around the yard, terminal or customer site
  • Tarping/strapping a load

The Keep Trucking Safe team continues to develop materials for training in the safest methods known to get the important work of trucking accomplished. © Washington State Dept. of Labor and Industries. Use of this blog is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.