Real Life Lessons

from truck drivers injured at work

Real Life Lessons relating to…

Health and Wellness

I Do Not Feel Good – Part 1
Harry narrowly avoids tragedy. Remember, your health is extremely important. Do not hesitate to notify management of potential health issues.
I Do Not Feel Good – Part 2
In this lesson Bubba shares some additional tips on protecting yourself and detecting exhaust leaks.
Every Which Way but Loose
Mack tears his trap muscle lifting the hood of his truck.
Driver Sprains Ankle Exiting Truck
Jim sprains his ankle stepping on a rock exiting his cab.
Can you Speak French?
James injures his back getting into a new truck. When dealing with the unfamiliar, always take extra caution.
Move Over Please
Ronnie ends up with a fractured wrist when another motorist fails to “move over”. Always assume passing motorists either cannot see you or will not move over.
Almost Made It
Brandon makes it safely back to the company drop lot, only to trip and sprain his wrist. Always remain aware of your surroundings, even when the coast seems clear.
Bungee Straps and Eyeballs
This video discusses the dangers involved in working with bungee straps and the safety measures necessary to avoid injury when using them.
Communication is Critical
John loses visual contact with a crane operator and gets a load dropped on his hand. When getting assistance, always maintain good communication and visual contact.
Far, Far Away
Cory sustains a shoulder injury that he believes to be minor. Instead of immediately reporting it and receiving assistance, he waits and it gets worse. Always report injuries immediately.
Get Out, Get Under, or Get In
Faced with a tornado, Lennie makes the wrong choice and seeks shelter under an overpass. High winds increase when passing through a funnel like overpass. Seek shelter away from your vehicle or in a ditch.
Help Can Be Dangerous
Gary trips over the tines of a forklift after being surprised by his “help.”
I Am Hurt. What Should I Do?
Seek medical attention first and remember to report all injuries as soon as possible to management.
Maybe it Really is a Good Idea
Billy and Michelle both suffer a hernia when they don’t Loosen up and prepare their muscles for work.
Move Over Please
Ronnie ends up with a fractured wrist when another motorist fails to “move over”. Always assume passing motorists either cannot see you or will not move over.
Not What the Doctor Ordered
Marcus is hospitalized and loses his job when he does not take his medicine.
Small Cut, Serious Infection
Bill loses a finger after he allows a small cut to go untreated and it becomes infected. Always treat wounds, even smalls ones, properly. If you can’t treat it properly, seek medical attention.
Snap, Crackle, Pop
Ted injures his knee after having to shift gears frequently and not reporting a problem with his clutch. Commit to reporting problems and potential problems with your equipment.
Stiff and Tired
Clarence suffers a herniated disk by ignoring discomfort for several days. Never try to wait out discomfort.
This for That
Tyler complicates an injury by using a home remedy for several days when he should have sought medical attention. If you are injured, go to a doctor.
Time to Clean House
Andy gets bit by a spider living in his untidy truck. Routine cleaning reduces the likelihood of arachnid infestations.
White Line Fever

 

The driving lifestyle can offer several unhealthy challenges. Remember, YOU are the one who benefits the most from leading a healthy lifestyle.
Who Can You Trust?
Harry was hit by another professional driver while walking around his truck. Even when you feel safe and secure, awareness should be remain top priority.
Who Has Got my Big Toe
Bret’s big toe is smashed when a piece of iron falls on it. Treat your clothing as personal protective equipment. Sandals provide almost no protection.
With a Little Help from my Friends
Trevor has hernia attempting to remove the end gates from his trailer. Ask for help with caution and coordination.