In June of 2013, Inland Kenworth achieved a Certificate of Recognition through the Trucking Safety Council of BC. The Certificate of Recognition, or COR, acknowledges the long established truck dealership’s commitment to workplace safety. The Inland Group is a privately owned company that operates 22 truck and equipment dealerships throughout British Columbia, the Yukon, California, Arizona, and New Mexico. The group employs approximately 1,080 people, and is the 2nd largest Kenworth Truck dealership group in North America.
In 2010, Inland engaged with WorksafeBC’s Focus On Safety program to help identify opportunities to improve safety attitudes and practices. Judy Cox, a long time Inland employee, agreed to take on a leadership role as Corporate Health & Safety Advisor. Through Judy’s energy and passion, Inland’s existing policies and procedures were overhauled in its Canadian and USA operations, and several initiatives implemented. As a result, Inland’s Risk Control Assessment score in the USA improved by 10%, and the company was well prepared to achieve a Certificate of Recognition in BC.
The Trucking Safety Council of BC is a not-for-profit organization that works with management, employees, and owner/operators in the BC trucking industry to strengthen safety performance, and reduce workplace injuries, illnesses and fatalities. The council is a certifying partner in WorkSafeBC’s Partners Program, which offers the Certification of Recognition.
The Certification of Recognition is an initiative that recognizes and rewards employers who develop and implement sustainable occupational health and safety programs. COR programs meet or exceed federal or provincial requirements by taking a “best practices” approach to health and safety.
Companies who achieve COR – which involves standards for documentation, participation in training, an internal review process, and an on-site audit – are eligible for WorkSafeBC premium rebates of up to 10 percent.