MSHA Safety Alert: Customer Truck Drivers

MSHA reported that since 2021, customer truck drivers have been involved in six fatal accidents, prompting a safety alert. The agency recommends the following best practices to avoid this type of accident:

  • Provide site-specific hazard awareness training to customers, including commercial over-the-road truck drivers.
  • Alert customer truck drivers to changes in traffic procedures, patterns, or road conditions.
  • Provide fall protection or safe means of access to customers who need to gain access to containers or tankers on their vehicles if there is danger of falling.
  • Provide and maintain a safe location for drivers to tarp their loads.
  • Ensure customers follow proper loading and dumping procedures.

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