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Stability and handling hazards of driving trucks and trailers with live loads

Transporting live loads can affect a vehicle’s handling and stability. A live load is a tank that contains a liquid cargo such as water, oil, or milk that can slosh around during transport. Employers are responsible for ensuring that workers receive training and instruction to carry live loads safely.

This resource supports employers by outlining safe work practices, including training topics and competency assessments to help keep workers safe while transporting live loads. It also supports workers by helping them understand their rights to receive training and refuse unsafe work.

Publication Date: Apr 2022 File type: PDF (1 MB) Asset type: Hazard Alert Alert: WS 2022-02