Avoiding Trip Injuries Around the Truck

Avoiding Injuries Around The Truck



  • Fuel hoses
  • Pallets
  • Trailer straps
  • Loading dock stairs
  • Low-stacked freight
  • Clutter inside the cab
  • Uneven walking surfaces
  • Poor lighting


  • Distractions
  • Carrying objects that impair sight
  • Inattention
  • Ignoring hazard warning signs
  • Hurrying


  • Avoid distractions while walking.
  • Pay attention to where you walk.
  • Avoid hazardous areas.
  • Walk in well-lit areas or use a flashlight.
  • Obey hazard warning signs.
  • Do not carry objects that obstruct your view.
  • Wear shoes with slip-resistant soles.
  • Tie your shoelaces.

The information in this article is provided as a courtesy of Great West Casualty Company and is part of the Value-Driven® Company program. Value-Driven Company was created to help educate and inform insureds so they can make better decisions, build a culture that values safety, and manage risk more effectively. To see what additional resources Great West Casualty Company can provide for its insureds, please contact your safety rep, or click here to find an agent.    

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