Saturday, January 7, 2017
Ongoing and Pre-Employment Physical Program: A Must for Truck Drivers
When you think of the health risks of being a long-haul truck driver, you’ll probably put vehicle accidents at the top of the list, and you wouldn’t be wrong. According to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 503 truck drivers lost their lives in 2014. The survey adds that truck drivers, along with drivers/sales workers, accounted for nearly 2 out of every 3 fatal injuries in the transportation and material moving occupation.
What might not be that apparent, however, are the health risks inherent in a truck driver’s lifestyle. These professionals tend to be sedentary for long hours, with limited sleeping hours and even more limited access to healthy foods. Couple that with the daily stresses of being on the road, and you have the perfect recipe for potentially debilitating health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2iP3Zkq