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Studying Up on Truck Drivers’ Health and Wellness

Source: What are B.C. truck drivers doing to stay healthy? How are employers supporting their wellness? SafetyDriven is teaming up with researchers to seek answers. SafetyDriven, the health and safety association for B.C.’s trucking industry, is working with a group of Canadian researchers to explore what B.C. truck drivers are doing to stay healthy. … Read More

On the Road to Comfort

Source: Anyone who spends a lot of time in a vehicle is likely to experience the aches and pains that come from prolonged sitting. Long distance drivers or those that spend a lot of time driving experience pain more often as it is more difficult to shift body positions while driving. Discomfort and lower … Read More

Brake Safety Week set for mid-September

Source: CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, Sept. 16-22, in order to identify and remove commercial vehicles with critical brake violations from our roadways and to call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems. Properly … Read More

Preparing Workplaces for the Legalization of Marijuana

Source: The recreational use of marijuana is likely to be legal in Canada by this time next year. To help prepare workplaces for the implications, the Canadian Centre of Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) has released a White Paper with useful, practical information and recommendations for employers, employees and others interested in workplace health … Read More

Getting a Handle on Workplace Stress

Source: A healthy workplace promotes the total health and well-being of its employees and strives to protect them from psychological harm including stress. A recent white paper released by Morneau-Shepell and the Mental Health Commission of Canada reveals that more than a third (34%) of Canadians cite workplace stress as the primary cause of … Read More

What Fleet Drivers Should Do After an Accident

Source: Despite the best laid plans of iron-clad fleet safety policies, accidents will happen, and commercial drivers need to know what to do when the time comes. The annual accident rate for commercial fleets has reached 20% and some industries, such as pharmaceuticals, are even higher. The average non-fleet motorist in the U.S. travels … Read More

The Importance of First Aid in the Workplace

Source: Although all jurisdictions in Canada require workplaces to provide a first-aid kit, a first-aid attendant and training, many small-to-medium-sized businesses are still not complying with the law. Employers need to remember that many potential situations or medical emergencies can occur in the workplace that have the potential to cause injuries and fatalities. However, … Read More

How to Manage Drowsy Fleet Drivers

Source: A survey of close to 150,000 adults in 19 states and the District of Columbia found that nearly 4% of respondents reported they had fallen asleep while driving at least once in the previous 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Moreover, individuals who snored or typically slept … Read More