Based on recent statistics it is definitely worth investigating safer solutions for opening and closing curtains on tautliner trucks! This research relates to injuries suffered by road transport workers.
Information from Safe Work Australia revealed that there has been a 36% reduction in the rate of serious claims between 2001 and 2015. However the following injury rates are still occurring in these areas:
- 21% Back
- 15% Shoulder and upper arm
- 8% Hand, fingers and thumb
- 7% Wrist, elbow and forearm
A growing number of transport companies have conducting risk assessments of pulling curtains. Many have implemented the Strong Arm Strap as one part of their overall risk reduction strategy http://www.strongarmstrap.com/product/. Results have demonstrated this is an effective control solution to the very clear risks associated with handling curtains.
Why not give it a try? It can’t hurt! http://www.strongarmstrap.com/product/strong-arm-strap/