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Tarp Safety in Trucking

Tarp Safety in Trucking

Tarps are just one of the various pieces of equipment that most truckers handle on a regular basis. From drop tarps to cargo tarps, these heavy-duty materials can protect and secure cargo, as well as other equipment.

Unfortunately, tarps may also present some serious risks. When these risks cause accidents and injuries – and when negligence is to blame, the injured may have legal options for financial recovery and justice.

How & Why Are Trucking Tarps Risky?

While tarps can do a lot to safeguard and secure whatever they cover, they’re not immune to the elements. In adverse weather conditions, tarps can come loose, snap wildly, and cause real harm. They can also be hazardous whenever they are:

  • Mishandled
  • Spilled on, which can create slip-and-fall risks
  • Not properly secured, which could result in unstable or falling cargo
  • In contact with sparks, which could cause flammable tarps to ignite (many trucking tarps are flammable).

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What Are Some Standard Tarp Safety Practices?

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), here are some trucking tarp safety practices:

  • Wear non-skid shoes and safety glasses whenever you need to get on a load to secure a tarp.
  • Keep tarps away from welders or anything that produces sparks.
  • Before using tie-downs, check them for wear or damage.
  • If you notice a tarp become loose while you’re driving, don’t just stop on the side of the road. Find the nearest safe place where you’ll have plenty of room, like a rest stop.

What Should I Do If I’ve Been Hurt by a Trucking Tarp?

Call 911 whenever serious injuries have happened. Or get immediate medical attention. The best steps to take next will depend on your situation, whether you were working when the accident occurred, and many other factors.

The truck accident and injury lawyers at the Amaro Law Firm can explain your best options for moving forward during a free case evaluation. After finding out more about your circumstances, accident, and injuries, we can:

  • Explain your legal options for financial recovery
  • Identify all liable parties if you have a claim
  • Provide superior advocacy at every step moving forward if you choose to partner with us.

Contact an Experienced Lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm to Get on the Road to Recovery

If you or a loved one has been hurt by any type of trucking equipment, an experienced truck accident lawyer at the Amaro Law Firm is ready to help you.

Call (713) 955-5521 or Contact Us
for a Free, Confidential, No-Obligation Case Evaluation

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