Online course helps drivers avoid injuries

February 4, 2019 By    
The course helps drivers avoid injuries from slips, trips, falls and repetitive stress. Photo courtesy of Carriers Edge

The course helps drivers avoid injuries from slips, trips, falls and repetitive stress. Photo courtesy of Carriers Edge

CarriersEdge, a provider of training for the trucking industry, is offering a course to help drivers reduce injuries caused by often-overlooked but potentially dangerous hazards – slips, trips, falls from heights and repetitive-motion stress.

The online training course, “Fall Protection for Drivers,” teaches drivers to be aware of those hazards and best practices for avoiding them, including safe entry and exit from the vehicle, proper use of ladders and how to properly inspect, don, remove and care for fall-protection equipment.

The top three leading causes of work-related injuries – overexertion and bodily reaction; contact with objects and equipment; and slips, trips and falls – accounted for more than 85 percent of all nonfatal injuries involving days away from work, according to the National Safety Council’s Injury Facts.

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