Construction Delivery Drivers

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock #470420454. Loads can shift during the time they are being delivered, so play it smart; be cautious when attempting to unload

Loads can shift during the time they are being delivered, so play it smart; be cautious when attempting to unload.

Photo courtesy of Thinkstock.

Shifting loads, heavy lifting, weather, active construction site, and traffic can take a normal work day and turn it into a nightmare of exposure to hazards, such as the following:

  • Collisions with other vehicles.
  • Electricity (overhead power lines).
  • Unstable loads.
  • Sprains and strains.

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  • Falls.
  • Heat illness.
  • Loud noises.
  • Moving mechanical machinery (unguarded parts).
  • Moving vehicles or equipment (trucks, cars, cranes forklifts).
  • Slips and trips.

These hazards can lead to serious injuries or even death.

Information provided in this topic page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing or unforeseen safety and health hazards and provide resources to help with training, prevention methods, and the development and implementation of a required written safety and health accident prevention program (APP).

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