Occupational Safety Series: the top 4 most common injuries for truck drivers

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  • Factory workers are forbiddento lift more than 35 lbs. and are

    93% male

    ...whereas nurses, 90% women, are expected to

    regularly lift people.

    Occupational Safety Series !

    \ INJURED DRIVERS: Did you know?

    Truck accidents can leave drivers with

    PERMANENT DAMAGE

    Frequent use of the trucks brakes and clutch pedals can cause chronic knee pain.

    Constant turning and gripping of the steering wheel can lead to carpal tunnel over time.

    There were more than

    6,500 tractor trailer accidents in Pennsylvania last year.

    such as traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, sprained/strained muscles, herniated discs, scarring and more.

    Lifting heavy materials while loading and unloading trucks can cause back, neck, knee, hand, and shoulder injuries, and even heart attacks. There is also the danger of falling or tripping off the truck and loading docks while moving cargo.

    Drivers frequently spend more than 10 hours per day behind the wheel, increasing pressure on the back and neck, which

    can easily develop into chronic pain.

    !