Transportation and Warehousing includes industries providing transportation of passengers and cargo, warehousing and storage for goods, scenic and sightseeing transportation, and support activities related to modes of transportation. Establishments in these industries use transportation equipment or transportation related facilities as a productive asset. The type of equipment depends on the mode of transportation. The modes of transportation are air, rail, water, road, and pipeline. Utilities is comprised of establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility services: electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal.?
A. Identify an emerging issue or an existing issue and develop technology to measure or predict exposure of Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities workers engaged in activities that may cause musculoskeletal disorders. Intervention effectiveness projects regarding obesity or sleep disorders in truckers will also be welcomed.
B. Determine the effectiveness and/or develop improved approaches for training used to protect Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities workers.?
C. Develop information tools to facilitate hazard recognition.