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Danger Zones

Source: Today’ Workplace hazards are not limited to on-road threats It can happen without warning – a previously unseen hazard makes itself known with tragic results. For one Woodstock, Ont. driver, that happened when a routine unloading turned deadly April 30. The 47-year-old was moving granite countertops out of his truck at a Kitchener supply … Read More

Why Mentorship Matters

Source: The concept of mentorship is not new. It is how age-old artisanal crafts and skills have been passed on through generations; it is the heart of the apprenticeship learning model; and it is cited most often by successful people as a key factor in their accomplishments. In trucking and logistics we have many … Read More

Health and Safety in The Workplace is Everyone’s Responsibility

Source: On March 1, 2017, a supervisor for a Canadian utility company was fined $28,000 for the 2014 workplace fatality of a lineman who was electrocuted by a broken power line that had not been rendered safe. While the supervisor argued that the worker should have taken the necessary precautions and that the employer … Read More

Introducing Road Safety Tools and Resources for Your Workplace

Attend a no-charge, 4 hour workshop to improve the safety of your employees who drive for work. Four dates and four locations to choose from: Victoria: June 14, 2018 New Westminster: June 15 Kamloops: June 26 Vernon: June 27 Our interactive sessions help participants to begin or improve an occupational road safety program that fits … Read More

Saluting Women Drivers in the West

Source: ABBOTSFORD, B.C. – Women drivers in Western Canada were recognized today (May 12) during Truxpo 2018 for what they bring to the trucking industry. The Owner-operator’s Business Association of Canada (OBAC) and Women’s Trucking Federation of Canada (WTFC), along with the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA), honored 23 female drivers with the first Western … Read More

News Release: VPD Steps up Enforcement in Support of Roadside-worker Safety

Richmond, B.C. (May 14, 2018) — Today, the Vancouver Police Department is partnering with the Work Zone Safety Alliance and WorkSafeBC to kick off the eighth annual B.C. Cone Zone Campaign, with an enforcement blitz at a roadside worksite between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at Fraser Street and East 28th, Vancouver (see map below). … Read More

Changing Workforce: The Case for Diversity in Canada’s Trucking Industry

by TruckingHR Canada Canada’s diverse workforce includes a wealth of often-overlooked workers who can help meet the trucking industry’s current and future labour needs; specifically, women, visible minorities, new Canadians, youth, Aboriginal peoples and people with disabilities. In fact, a full 48 percent of Canada’s workforce is female, but only three percent of truck drivers … Read More

Key Steps You Can Take to Prevent Workplace Accidents

Source: Accidents are usually the result of unsafe acts or conditions, or both. What specifically constitutes an unsafe act? In the workplace, unsafe acts can include: – Horseplay – Not using personal protective equipment – Running – Using damaged tools – Not lifting properly – Violating safety rules Unsafe conditions are physical hazards and … Read More