‘Largely overlooked’: Report details high death, injury rates among tow truck workers

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posted by: safetyguy

From the National Safety Council:

https://www.safetyandhealthmagazine.com/articles/18119-largely-overlooked-report-details-accelerated-death-injury-rates-among-tow-truck-workers

Quick Tips for Tow Truck Drivers/Workers:

  • Survey the area for hazardous conditions, especially near merging lanes or intersections where moving vehicles are nearby.
  • Use sufficient warning lights or cones/pylons around the pickup area. Avoid using flares in case of fuel leaks.
  • Wear high-visibility personal protective clothing (for example, ANSI Type R Class 3).
  • Operate the tow controls away from traffic whenever possible.
  • Tow, rather than push, a vehicle whenever possible.
  • Double-check a vehicle after it is rigged. Ensure all cables or connections are secure before driving.
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