General: A major cause of on-the-job injuries in the trucking industry is slips and falls from a tractor or trailer. These injuries can result in twisted ankles, bruised shins, or worse. You can prevent this from happening altogether by following the proper technique for entering and exiting a truck and/or trailer. Let’s review some helpful hints to preclude being injured by a slip, trip or fall.
Causes of slips, trips, and falls:
Let’s take a couple of moments to review slips, trips, and fall in more detail:
Now for some tips on how to avoid slips, trips, and falls:
Summary: The worst thing that a driver can do is to get into a bad habit especially when it involves something you do many times a day. Sooner or later, the law of gravity will catch up to you…and it hurts! It is important to always follow the proper techniques to help prevent slips, trips, and falls from happening. The three-point method of having a least three limbs in contact with the tractor at all times will prevent the majority of slips and falls from a tractor.