To prevent refuse collection injuries:
- Employers should provide comprehensive employee safety training programs including identification of hazards posed by other motor vehicles in the area, and by riding on or working near moving refuse collection vehicles.
- Employers and employees should have routine maintenance programs for refuse collection vehicles including proper condition of tires.
- Don’t place yourself in a potentially hazardous situation. Workers should always stay alert.
Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center, "Drivers and Riders Need to Work Safely While in and around Refuse Collection Vehicles" (2003). Kentucky Haz Alerts--Motor Vehicle. 13.