TITLE

Out of Sight, Out of Danger? … Wrong!

AUTHOR(S)
Ramos, Amy R.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
MSW Management;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p147
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the issue of visibility as a cause of vehicle accidents in the waste and disposal industry. The workers indicated in a survey that visibility is the major issue in vehicle accidents since its hard for drivers to avoid what they cannot see. In order to solve the problem of visibility, implementation of appropriate engineering and administrative controls, sound work practices and personal protective gear are encouraged. The Florida Center, who also conducted the survey, suggested the increase use of side loading vehicles in order to reduce the incidence of workers pinned against trucks by passing motorists.
ACCESSION #
23886255

 

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