OSHA Tips to Reduce COVID-19 Exposure

Is your company or office considered an essential working environment during the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, check out the below steps OSHA outlines that all workplaces can put into place to help reduce the spread and risk of exposure.

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OSHA COVID-19 Guidelines for the Package Delivery Industry

For the tens of thousands of delivery drivers and distribution workers currently working hard to make sure all of us have the products we need during the COVID-19 pandemic, OSHA has recently released some guidelines to help combat the spread of COVID-19 among those workers in the package delivery industry. Check out those guidelines here!

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Take Hydration Seriously in this Heat!

In the simplest terms, dehydration occurs when you lose more water than you take in. Staying hydrated is important to keep all your body functions running smoothly.

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CVSA’s Safe Driver Week Focuses on Speeding – July 14th-20th

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Safe Driver week is scheduled for July 14th-20th this year and will be mainly focused on speeding. But why speeding?

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The Importance of Sun Protection!

Summer is just a few weeks away and with mother nature finally giving some us a taste of warmer temperatures and sunshine, now is the time to start being mindful of keeping yourself safe from harmful UV rays.

{Pictured Above: Trillium Construction field employees showcasing the proper use of sun protection while on the job site.}

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Distracted Driving and It’s Implications in the Trucking Industry

As we all know, distracted driving can include eating while driving, talking on your cellphone, putting on make-up, texting and even messing with the radio or music player. No matter what activity is being performed to distract a driver, these simple actions can have catastrophic effects for not just the guilty party but the public as well. This past April, a round table discussion was held in Houston, TX by the National Transportation Safety Board in order to specifically touch on and discuss distracted driving and how this can effect the trucking industry.

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Cold Weather Exposure and How To Stay Safe!

As you all know the very frigid temperatures are coming within the next few days! Prolonged exposure to low temperatures, wind and/or moisture can result in cold-related injury from frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some suggestions on how to keep warm and avoid frostbite and hypothermia. You do not plan for injuries or frostbite, so if something unfortunate happens and you are exposed to the cold elements (I.E. car breakdown, roadblock, road shutdown, car wreck, etc.) make sure you are prepared in every way possible.

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Back To School = Safety Reminders for ALL Drivers!

The time has come for everyone who uses the roads to once again start thinking about the fact that kids are getting ready to go back to school. That means more cars on the roads, school buses in full operation and an army of young pedestrians crossing roads on the way to school. Nearly 22 million students will be getting onto buses this late summer and fall.

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The Trillium Driver Office in Indianapolis Awarded the 2017 Safety Branch of the Year!

In celebration of the Indianapolis Trillium Drivers branch office receiving the 2017 Safety Branch of the Year award, the team put together a safety meeting for all Trillium Drivers out of the Indianapolis location to not only thank them but to instill the importance of safety.

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Are You Using Truck-Specific GPS?

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is continuing their efforts to help drivers reduce bridge strikes and other dangerous accidents by distributing cards to truck drivers warning of the dangers that can arise from using GPS units meant for non-commercial and smaller vehicles.

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The FMCSA has posted warnings on their site and continues to bring awareness to the dangers that come from using improper equipment. A 2009 study found that about 80% of bridge strikes in New York were a result of large vehicles using the wrong navigation devices. With simple prevention, drivers can avoid these life threatening accidents that often result in serious injuries, heavy equipment damage, costly road repairs, and long delays for other motorists. Click here for a copy of the FMCSA’s GPS Selection Guide for CMV’s.

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