Falls from climbing a tanker, using the catwalk, or tripping over a hose are common causes of injuries for tanker drivers and can result in sprains, fractures, or head injuries.  -  Photo: CarriersEdge/Flickr

Falls from climbing a tanker, using the catwalk, or tripping over a hose are common causes of injuries for tanker drivers and can result in sprains, fractures, or head injuries.

Photo: CarriersEdge/Flickr

CarriersEdge has announced a course to help drivers avoid injuries while performing tasks directly or indirectly related to operating a tanker, according to the company's news release.

Falls from climbing a tanker, using the catwalk, or tripping over a hose are common causes of injuries for tanker drivers and can result in sprains, fractures, or head injuries, according to CarriersEdge. The company said its “Tanker Injury Prevention” course focuses on risks associated with getting in and out of the cab, climbing on and off the tanker, securing the cargo, and handling hoses while loading and unloading cargo. 

According to CarriersEdge, after completing the “Tanker Injury Prevention” course, drivers will be able to:

  • List the main causes of injuries when working around a tanker.
  • List the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed when operating a tanker.
  • Explain how to use three points of contact around the vehicle.
  • Describe how to avoid injuries when working with hoses.
  • Describe common fall protection methods.

“Tankers present a multitude of opportunities for workplace injury, so it’s critical for drivers to understand how to stay safe when loading, unloading and inspecting the equipment,” said Jane Jazrawy, CEO of CarriersEdge. “This course uses a combination of text, images, animation, and interactive exercises to take drivers through the common activities and ensure they’re well prepared to avoid injuries.”

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