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The top five trucking tasks that can lead to injury | WorkSafe Saskatchewan
The top five trucking tasks that can lead to injury Independence, decent pay and travel are just some of the perks of being a truck driver. On the flipside, without proper safety training, experience and abiding by safety laws and rules, the job can be downright risky. The trucking, courier and commercial bus industry in Saskatchewan had the third highest Time Loss injury rate in the province compared to other industries in 2018. And in 2018, the Saskatchewan Workers' Compensation Board (WCB) accepted more than 1,000 injury claims for the industry. So what trucking tasks are the riskiest? WorkSafe Saskatchewan partnered with the Saskatchewan Trucking Association (STA) to take a deep dive into trucking hazards and identified 13 tasks that lead to injury the most often. Here are the top five: Moving freight Injuries from moving freight — particularly from lifting cargo — happen the most frequently and include slips, trips and falls, lacerations, splinters and damage caused from