Preventing workers falling from trucks campaignThe transport industry has a high rate of injuries and fatalities resulting from workers falling off trucks and trailers. The risk of falls are commonly associated with:
Campaign focusWorkplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) ran a campaign to reduce fall related incidents in the transport industry and its supply chains. The main objective of the campaign was to work with industry to explore the key risks and develop practical tools and case studies to help manage these risks. Across Queensland,
30 workshops were held to discuss and promote ways for preventing falls from trucks and 145 workplace assessments were undertaken by WHSQ Inspectors.
When you get notified that there has been an injury to one of your drivers a million and one things are going through your head all at once. Once you check to see the status of your driver and their health and well being you need to figure out how do you prevent this from happening again. The world of prevention is how we reduce these phone calls from happening, then the next ugly question that always comes from an injury what is the cost? The cost always extents well past finical costs as a quote from an editorial in OHS Canada magazine states
“The cost of workplace accidents is very large to the people suffering them. But it should be counted in terms of pain and suffering, in terms of lost potential, and in terms of disrupted lives." (From an editorial in OHS Canada, Oct/Nov. 2002) http://www onscanada com