Large rubber tires for trucks and heavy equipment have the potential to explode with devastating force as result of a decomposition process, which can occur when the tire overheats or is exposed to a heat source. Workers and others may sustain critical or fatal injuries as a result.
Slip and fall hazards continue to create critical injuries to Ontario’s truck drivers. Slippery surfaces in loading areas, icy weather conditions, and drivers jumping down from the cab are just a few of the slip and fall hazards they face.
Read IHSA’s safety talk on Slip and fall hazards for truck drivers.