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Explanation of the Organization  The company is a carrier that hauls freight in Alabama, Chicago, Ohio and Michigan. The company has a fleet of 350 semi-

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2 Explanation of the Organization  The company is a carrier that hauls freight in Alabama, Chicago, Ohio and Michigan. The company has a fleet of 350 semi- trucks and 1150 trailers.

3 Description of the tasks before the intervention King Pin Pulling Task:  Drivers manually pull the 5 th wheel pin with a pin puller to release the truck trailer from the truck cab. Hand Crank Task:  The employees manually operates a hand crank dolly handle to raise and lower truck landing gear.

4 Pulling King Pin

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7 Raise and Lower Landing Gear

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9 Description of the hazards before the intervention King Pin Pulling Task  Bending and reaching while exerting force to insert the king pin puller into the king pin and pull the king pin puller to release the truck trailer from the truck cab.  Contact with sharp objects located underneath truck trailer.  Potential for truck cab and trailer to roll as employee is positioned over and between trailer wheels.  Slips, trip, and falls due to inclement weather conditions.

10 Description of the hazards before the intervention Hand Crank Task  Repetitive, forceful and awkward postures in the shoulders, forearms, wrists and hands.  Slip, trip and fall hazards due to inclement weather conditions.

11 Types of Injuries  Musculoskeletal Disorder injuries.  Shoulders  Neck  Wrist  Hands  Back  Cuts and lacerations  Injuries related to slips, trip and falls  Crushing injuries

12 Number of Employees Impacted  322

13 Description of Intervention and How it Improved Safety  36 inch king pin pullers-Pullers allow drivers to pull king pin without having to bend over and reach underneath the truck trailer.  Cost $10.00 a piece  Purchased 360

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15 Description of Intervention and How it Improved Safety  Patriot Pneumatic Lift System-The driver automatically raises and lowers the truck trailer with a lever.  Cost $1, a piece  Purchased 13

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