Creating a Safety Program
CREATING A SAFETY PROGRAM By Bill Giorgis One of the best ways to protect tow truck operators and drivers while on duty is by launching a safety program to raise awareness of job-related dangers and ways they can protect themselves and prevent accidents. Having a safety program is good for drivers because it builds morale…Read More
Safe Winter Driving From OSHA
The following are tips from OSHA on winter driving safety. Safe Winter Driving Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in northern regions that get a lot of snow and ice. Additional preparations can help make a trip safer, or help motorists deal with an emergency. This sheet provides safety information for your residents…Read More
Study: One-Third of Americans Are Sleep Deprived
Nearly a third of Americans are getting inadequate sleep — including police officers, healthcare workers and truck drivers — and it’s getting worse each year says a new study from Ball State University. “Short Sleep Duration in Working American Adults,” an analysis of more than 150,000 working adults from 2010 to 2018, found that prevalence…Read More
The Importance of Root Cause Analysis During Incident Investigation
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urge employers (owners and operators) to conduct a root cause analysis following an incident or near miss at a facility.1 A root cause is a fundamental, underlying, system-related reason why an incident occurred that identifies one or more correctable system failures.2 By…Read More
It takes the whole company to make a fleet safe!
Changing fleet culture to prioritize safety along with adding advanced technologies to commercial vehicles can have the biggest effect on turning a “high risk” fleet into a safe fleet, according to a recent study. Josh Fisher | Aug 21, 2019 To read more, click here: https://www.fleetowner.com/safety/it-takes-whole-company-make-fleet-safeRead More
How to Stay Safe on a Call
How to Stay Safe on a Call Traveling To and From -Be sure dispatch knows where you are picking a vehicle up and where you are transporting it to. -Have a planned route and stick to it. Do not proceed if something appears to be wrong or odd. -Make sure that you are focused, awake…Read More
Towing a disabled vehicle can present many unusual and often dangerous obstacles. The more you know about a vehicle the better equipped you will be to combat any issues you may face. According to the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health, you should know the following about a vehicle before towing it. -Check the type of…Read More
Announcing the Newest 2019 Sponsor of the TowSafe Program!
The TowSafe program is proud to announce Hook’s Towing & Recovery Supplies as a 2019 sponsor. Every month Hook’s will feature a safety product on the TowSafe program website. As a TowSafe member you will have access to a unique discount code to use on featured products. We look forward to working together with Hook’s…Read More
Winter Weather Reminder from OSHA.
The following is an OSHA news release on the importance of staying vigilant during winter weather. For more information, visit www.osha.gov. OSHA News Release – Region 7 U.S. Department of Labor January 8, 2019 U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employers and Employees To Remain Vigilant About Possible Winter Hazards KANSAS CITY, MO – The U.S.…Read More
Establishing a Safe Tow Work Zone
Establishing a Safe Tow Work Zone Written by: Maria T. Padilla If Move Over laws are ineffective or spottily enforced at best, what’s the alternative? People like Justin Cruse, president of WreckMaster Inc., advocate for setting up a tow work zone like a construction work zone in which there is greater physical separation between tow…Read More