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Simple Steps You Can Take so International Roadcheck Counts in Your Favor

Source: www.fleetowner.com Every year the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) stages an all-out 72-hour inspection effort, called International Roadcheck. This June 4-6 will be no different, as U.S. federal and state inspectors, plus their Canadian and Mexican counterparts, will conduct Level 1 inspections of drivers and vehicles at 1,500 locations. Nearly 15 trucks or buses … Read More


Making Highways Safer for Wildlife and Drivers

Susan Main – SpeakingofSafety.ca Wildlife-vehicle collisions can have serious consequences. Road Watch BC aims to prevent crashes by getting the public to report wildlife sightings. Wildlife-vehicle collisions can be deadly. Animals and people can be killed or injured. A few years ago, a worker driving on a forest service road swerved to avoid a deer … Read More


Road Safety at Work Workshops

Hosted by Road Safety At Work: Make plans to attend this no-charge, 4 hour workshop to improve the safety of your employees who drive for work Workshop Description This interactive session will explain what safety culture is and how it influences safety performance. Participants will engage in discussions and practical activities to learn what they … Read More


Slow Your Speed and Focus Your Thoughts in The Cone Zone

Source: www.speakingofsafety.ca The annual Cone Zone campaign reminds drivers to slow down, pay attention. This year’s campaign kicks off in May and will run until the end of the summer. The Cone Zone is a workplace for thousands of B.C. workers. These workers include traffic control persons, road maintenance workers, utility workers, emergency crews, law … Read More


6 Tips to End Trucking Workplace Injuries

Source: www.truckinginfo.com Trucking can be a hazardous profession for drivers – and that’s before the driver has even set foot in the cab or put the vehicle in gear. For good reason, fleets focus much of their attention on minimizing risks on the road, but there are also risks when a driver is on his … Read More


No Spring Fling

Source: www.trucknews.com RICHMOND, B.C. — Many drivers may not think transitioning into spring driving is a big deal. After all, winter is when road conditions are at their worst, right? But in many areas, particularly in B.C., spring weather can be temperamental, with ideal road conditions one moment and a whiteout the next. Trina Pollard, … Read More


Key Steps You Can Take to Prevent Workplace Accidents

Source: fleetowner.com 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 can include: Missing machine guards Exposed … Read More


8 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace

Source: www.ohsonline.com The simple act of living is often stressful. Even happy times–from putting on a party or getting ready to go out, to big events like getting married–can bring on bouts of stress and anxiety. While these feelings can be particularly overwhelming at work, keep in mind that you hold the key to managing … Read More


When is the Best Time to Remove Winter Tires?

Source: www.tranbc.ca Much like naively donning shorts and a t-shirt at the slightest sign of spring, the temptation to swap out winter tires can be strong. But be careful: the consequences of prematurely exposing Vitamin-D deprived skin pales in comparison to facing severe winter weather with unsuitable summer treads. Let’s face it, Old Man Winter … Read More


Planning for Health & Safety

Source: www.worksafebc.com Health and safety performance and culture improvement needs a plan. Ideally, you should have an annual plan and a longer-term three- to five-year vision. A sound health and safety plan should focus on specific goals and objectives that will help you minimize key risks and improve your OHS processes. An annual improvement plan … Read More