Real Life Lessons

from truck drivers injured at work

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Loading/Unloading Van or Refer Trailers

Every Which Way but Loose
Mack tears his trap muscle lifting the hood of his truck.
If It Hurts, Say So
Rudy had an admirable 15-year record of being injury free until he failed to report a nagging pain in his shoulder.
Can you Speak French?
James injures his back getting into a new truck. When dealing with the unfamiliar, always take extra caution.
Not Built to Climb
Jim falls from his trailer while trying to get down after placing load locks.
Beware Where you Step
Clarence and Jason receive serious injuries stepping on freight. Remember, always check freight prior to standing on it and always be aware of lighting conditions.
Bump on a Log
Tim is hit in the head while securing the load of his flatbed.
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.
Friendship and Fingers
Zac loses a portion of his finger when poor communication leads to an accident.
Hazmat Shoeboxes
Harry is injured when his shifted load falls on him. Always check the security of your load prior to departure.
Help Can Be Dangerous
Gary trips over the tines of a forklift after being surprised by his “help.”
Look Out for Load Locks
Adam is severely injured when his inexperience with load locks gets the better of him.
Slow and Steady
Jacob and Salvatore both receive injuries when their haste to complete a task cause them to act unsafely.
That’s Got to Hurt
Todd and Bob both fracture their ankles when situations don’t work out the way they thought they would. Analyze the situation and anticipate problems.

Touchy – Feely

Todd is injured and loses his job after helping load freight. Touching freight can be hazardous. Follow company policies when it comes to touching freight.

True Cost of a Pallet
Jack Connie herniates a disc while pushing freight after she loans out her pallet jack. Make sure you have your material handling aids and use them at all times.
Who Would Have Thought?
Warren and Nick injure their backs while cleaning out their trailers.