At first glance it seems too simplistic. Can eating the right foods really affect driver fatigue? The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Eating the right food is essential not just to a driver’s overall health but to energy levels as well. If drivers eat too much of the wrong foods, on the other hand, they’ll fatigue much more quickly.
In this time of the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever to stay as healthy as possible. It’s one of the most important things everyone can do – besides social distancing. Why? It’s a known fact that those who are less healthy are more apt to contract the virus and when they do, the symptoms are often more severe. In this series of blogs, we’re going to talk about ways that truck drivers can maximize their health – especially those very important drivers who are delivering essential supplies to the public.
Four Steps to Keep Your Driver Safe During COVID 19.
Even in this time of the COVID-19 Crisis, you need to hire employees who can safely perform the physical requirements of their jobs.
Yes, this COVID-19 pandemic is frightening. And yes, we should restrict our activities to only those that are essential.
When employees are not working for an extended period of time and then suddenly return to their regular duties, a significant increase in injury rates is a virtual certainty.
What’s the last thing you want to deal with after the COVID-19 Crisis is over? Most likely, at the top of your list, is an explosion of injuries among returning workers.
When considering applicants for physically demanding jobs, it’s hardly surprising that most hiring managers think ‘strength’ first. After all, if work requires heavy lifting, carrying and climbing, applicants lacking the musculoskeletal capacity to perform those tasks probably aren’t cut out for that kind of work. But there’s more to physical ability than muscle and bone.
A bad hire for a physically demanding job results in decreased productivity, higher turnover and greater risk of workplace injury. Physical Abilities Testing makes the hiring process much simpler for those charged with the task of hiring new employees, especially in physically demanding industries like transportation, logistics and distribution, utilities, manufacturing and construction.