Getting Ready for This Year’s Roadcheck

May 2017, – Department by Deborah Lockridge, Editor-in-Chief During the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 30th annual International Roadcheck June 6-8, authorities will be conducting approximately 17 Level I Inspections per minute across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. This year, inspectors will pay special attention to cargo securement. A common misconception is that only … Read More

30th Annual International RoadCheck June 6 – 8, 2017

Ready or not Roadcheck 2017 is coming! “International Roadcheck is the largest targeted enforcement program on commercial motor vehicles in the world, with nearly 17 trucks or buses inspected, on average, every minute in Canada, the United States and Mexico during a 72-hour period. Since its inception, more than 1.5 million roadside inspections have been … Read More

Turns Out, A Horrifying Number of People Use Their Phones While Driving Aarian Marshall: 04.17.17 EVERYONE KNOWS DISTRACTED driving is dangerous. Everyone knows it’s happening, and that it’s responsible for deaths on American roads. But when it comes to specifics, the knowledge runs dry. Exactly how many people are looking at their phones or whatever else instead of the road? How many of those distractions lead … Read More

Trucking Press Release

MEDIA RELEASE AWARDED FOR COMMITMENT TO SAFETY IN BC’s TRUCKING INDUSTRY Langley, BC / May 19, 2017 – SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC (SafetyDriven – TSCBC) has honoured five companies for their commitment to keeping their workers and workplaces safe from injury, illness, and disease. All five companies earned their Certificate of Recognition … Read More

What Will Make You Decide To Get COR?

One of the big questions employers face is: should safety come before productivity? COR certified Companies might just answer ‘both.’ Let’s explore why. COR companies often see the benefit of: Reduced exposure to fines, or legal action Cost savings through loss reduction Improved productivity and efficiency Enhanced reputation with stakeholders While workers often see: Fewer … Read More

Racking Regulations Update CMHDS

RACKING REGULATIONS UPDATE WorkSafeBC announced this week that the new Racking Regulations will be coming into effect on January 1, 2018. To view the regulations and supporting material please click the link below. In order to support the implementation of these regulations the CMHDS will be hosting a meeting this fall where WorkSafeBC staff will … Read More

New Joint Committee Resources Now Available

WorkSafeBC – Vancouver New resources for joint committees and worker health and safety representatives are now available: An online course for worker health and safety representatives(4 hours) A joint health and safety committee evaluation tool and accompanying guide Joint health and safety committee resources for trainers The new resources relate to changes to the Occupational … Read More

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