Roughly 27% of all lost time injuries for commercial drivers are the result of a slip, trip, or fall.
The smartest way to reduce your risk of becoming a statistic is to ALWAYS practice the “three points of contact” rule when entering or exiting a vehicle. What does this mean? … that a hand and two feet, or a foot and two hands MUST be in contact with the cab of a vehicle when you enter or exit it. Secure your footing; hold on; then enter or exit.
This simple rule – and precaution – will save your back, knees, ankles and keep you out of casts and away from bed rest.
Two hands, one foot, move carefully: keys to a successful exit or entry.