In 2013, eight percent of total injuries at stone, sand and gravel operations were associated with powered haulage.
Always inspect equipment for safety defects prior to operating. Remove from service and tag if defects are found.
Ensure that equipment operators are properly task trained for the equipment they will be operating.
Always maintain control of mobile equipment. Do not be distracted while operating equipment.
Ensure that haul truck operators remain in their trucks when being loaded.
Maintain equipment steering and braking systems in good repair and adjustment. Always follow the manufacturer’s service and maintenance schedules.