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Deliver safety, not injuries

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With the holiday season upon us, delivery drivers are likely to see an increase in work. Now is a good time to review safety measures these workers can take to avoid on-the-job injuries.

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Division of Occupational Safety and Health offers these tips:

  • Park your vehicle on level ground when possible.
  • Don’t jump or climb in or out of your vehicle while holding packages.
  • Make sure your shoes have good traction.
  • Use a headlamp or flashlight if you’re delivering packages in the dark.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when walking to and from the delivery location.
  • Make two trips or use a hand truck if items are heavy or you have to carry multiple boxes.
  • Don’t carry packages in a way that blocks your view.

McCraren Compliance offers a full range of safety and health training and consulting services. Plus we can help you incorporate well-being into your traditional systems in order to support the Total Worker Health of your workforce.

Call 888-758-4757, email info@mccrarencompliance.com or visit our website www.mccrarencompliance.com

Original article published by Safety+Health an NSC publication