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New resource outlines the hazards of driving trucks and trailers with live loads

Published on: April 28, 2022

Transporting live loads can affect a vehicle’s handling and stability and put workers at risk.

A live load is one in which a tank contains a liquid such as water, oil, or milk that can slosh around during transport. Live loads are found in many industries, including road maintenance, oil and gas, transportation services, manufacturing, and agriculture. It’s important for employers to provide workers with information, orientation, and training if they will be carrying live loads, even for short distances.

Our new bulletin, Stability and handling hazards of driving trucks and trailers with live loads, outlines safe work practices that employers should use to keep workers safe while transporting live loads. It also provides workers with information on their rights to receive training and refuse unsafe work.

To learn more about the basics of workplace health and safety, visit our Create & manage a healthy & safe workplace page.