Delivery Driver Safety

Heavy lifting, weather, other distracted drivers, and bad traffic can take a normal work day for a delivery driver and turn it into a nightmare of exposure to hazards. Delivery drivers face serious injuries from:

  • Entering and exiting vehicles
  • Shifting and unstable loads
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Animal encounters

The information provided on this page can help employers and employees identify and evaluate existing or unforeseen safety and health hazards, and provides recommendations on how injuries can be prevented.

In addition, the page includes information on the rights and protections drivers are entitled to under Washington law.

Requirements & Policies

Rules

Enforcement Policies

Training & Resources

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