Out of Sight, Out of Danger? … Wrong!

Ramos, Amy R.
September 2006
MSW Management;Sep/Oct2006, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p147
Trade Publication
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.


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