Housekeeping and Safety

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Housekeeping and Safety

Housekeeping and Safety Housekeeping and Safety are two terms in the towing industry that go hand-in-hand.  The chances of an on-the-job accident are greatly reduced when the work area is clean and orderly.  Falls, fires and many other accidents and injuries can be prevented with a clean work space. Problems that can arise from a…

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Using And Not Using Warning Lights

Warning lights — no matter what color — cannot be relied upon to create a “force field” that will protect you from danger. Bright, flashing lights can create a visual distraction that’s as effective as a physical obstruction in slowing roadway traffic. Although tow truck lighting procedures vary from state to state, generally, warning lights…

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Preparing an Emergency Response Plan for Your Company

Preparing an Emergency Response Plan for Your Company By Joyce T. Powers As towing operators, you are by definition an emergency responder. Company owners and operators can approach a highway recovery or motor vehicle accident and work through the unique problems of that situation, keeping people safe and the roads clear. But have you planned…

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New and Exciting Improvements at Towsafe

New and Exciting Improvements at Towsafe It goes without saying that towing and recovery is one of the most dangerous professions. A growing number of tow operators are injured or killed on the job each year. As a towing operator we know that your number one priority is to get the job done and return…

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FACE Investigation

FACE Investigation: Tow Truck Driver Struck and Killed by Van While Entering His Tow Truck Editor’s Note: The Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) program is a NIOSH-funded program that studies work-related fatal injuries and exposures and produces investigative reports containing safety recommendations for workplace injury prevention. The content of this report has been…

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Stay Safe Survey

Did you know that 48% of employees think safety meetings are held less often than they should be? Check out this recent safety survey featured in Tow Times Magazine where there are some impressive statistics.

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Roadside Safety

Tow Operator Roadside Safety Roundtable An alarming number of tow operators have been struck and killed or injured on the roadside this year. Tow Times contacted sources in the towing industry to create dialogue on how to combat this deadly trend. We thank them for their candid responses, and invite future discussion to develop positive…

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Move Over Laws Part 1

An alarming number of tow operators have been struck and killed or injured on the roadside this year. Tow Times contacted sources in the towing industry to create dialogue on how to combat this deadly trend. We thank them for their candid responses, and invite future discussion to develop positive steps and ideas for operator…

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