You spend a lot of time training drivers to stay safe behind the wheel. What about preventing injuries outside the vehicle?
Believe it or not, most injuries happen while the vehicle is stopped – slipping on an icy patch, tripping on a sidewalk curb while carrying an awkward package, or jumping down from the cab and rolling an ankle.
Our printable poster covers the top 7 causes of out-of-vehicle injuries and include tips on how to prevent them.
Share our infographic in your driver portal or print it out to hang in your break rooms!
Inspired by ITI's injury prevention training courses, the top 7 causes of out-of-vehicle injuries are:
Rushing does not save time! It can, however, lead to injury or damaged cargo.
Not just a hazard while driving, distractions are a common cause of slips, trips and falls.
3. Improper Lifting.
Poor lifting techniques can lead to serious injury.Drivers also shouldn't try to stop or catch falling cargo. It's not worth the risk!
4. Repetitive Strain.
When performing repetitive movements, drivers should stretch regularly to give their muscles and joints a break.
5. Getting In and Out of the Vehicle.
Drivers should maintain 3 points of contact (both feet and one hand, or both hands and one foot) when getting in and out of the vehicle.
6. Cold Muscles.
Cold muscles are more susceptible to injury. Encourage drivers to stretch and warm up their muscles before starting strenuous activity.
7. Lift Gate.
Train drivers to operate a lift gate before sending them out on a job. Drivers should never try to fix a broken lift gate! Call maintenance instead.
By training drivers in good injury prevention habits now, you can save a lot of time, money and pain (literally!) for years to come.
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