03/18/2015

Truck Driver Health and Safety

From armchairs to zucchini, almost everything we buy is transported by truck.
Long-haul truck drivers are drivers of heavy tractor trailers whose freight
delivery routes require them to sleep away from home most nights. They live on
the road with limited access to healthy foods, drive long hours, have low
physical activity levels, and feel stress from demanding schedules. According
to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and StatisticsExternal Web Site Icon, employment of
heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is projected to grow 11 percent from
2012 to 2022. As more men and women become truck drivers, it is important that
we make their health and safety a priority.

Last year, the U.S. American National Institute for Occupational Safety and
Health (NIOSH) published the findings from the National Survey of U.S.
Long-Haul Truck Driver Health and Injury. The study is the first to provide a
comprehensive look at the health status, health and safety risk factors, and
work practices of long-haul truck drivers


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AplusA-online.de - Source: Centre for Occupational Health and Safety