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How to Prevent Out-of-Vehicle Injuries (With Zero Budget)

Out-of-vehicle injuries aren’t as dramatic as highway crashes, but they can still be punishingly expensive to your company’s bottom line. Sign up now to instantly access our ultimate guide to preventing out-of-vehicle injuries with training.

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  • The biggest reasons injuries happen, and how to prevent all of them
  • 9 hidden injury costs you probably aren’t accounting for
  • 3 simple communication tips to help prevent lift gate injuries
  • 5 safety steps every delivery fleet should take
  • Loads of simple, actionable training tips you can take right now to reduce out-of-vehicle injuries (even if you have no budget)

Out-of-vehicle injuries are extremely common in commercial fleets, and their direct and indirect costs can be punishingly high.

The vast majority of out-of-vehicle injuries are 100% preventable with the right training. This guide covers the most common out-of-vehicle injuries and includes loads of actionable training tips for safety managers.

 

What You'll Find in the Guide

  1. Keep Drivers Safe Inside the Vehicle and Out
    1. Common Out-of-Vehicle Injuries
  2. Preventing Lift Gate Injuries
    1. It Starts with Training
    2. Three Ways to Communicate Lift Gate Safety
    3. Lift Gate Incidents – More Expensive than They Seem
    4. Costs of Lift Gate Incidents
  3. Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
    1. Common Causes of Slips, Trips and Falls
    2. Safely Entering and Exiting the Vehicle
    3. Avoiding Onsite Slips, Trips and Falls
    4. Walk the Delivery Path
    5. More Safety Tips for Onsite Visits
    6. The Costs of Slips, Trips and Falls

 

Scary Facts About Workplace Injuries

Highway crashes get all the press, but the vast majority of workplace injuries happen outside the vehicle. When you add up all the direct and hidden costs (there are more than you think!), there's a good chance these injuries are costing you a lot more than you think.

  • In 2018, work-related injuries cost workers and employers an estimated $171 Billion.
  • A worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds.
  • There were 4.5 million medically consulted workplace injuries in 2018.
  • Safety incidents are 30% higher during night shifts.
  • 26% of workplace injuries that result in lost work days are caused by contact with objects and equipment.
Source: National Safety Council

 

How Safety Training Prevents Injuries

It’s a mistake to treat out-of-vehicle safety incidents as minor. By training drivers in good injury prevention habits, you can save a lot of money on workers’ comp claims and reduce injuries to your team.
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  • Correct poor habits before they lead to injury.
  • Show employees how to work quickly and safely.
  • Reduce injuries and workers' comp claims.

Ultimate Guide to Preventing Out-of-Vehicle Injuries