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With Winter Approaching, it’s Time to Plan Ahead for Safe Driving provides free tips and resources on how to stay safe in different driving conditions Richmond, B.C., September 30, 2019 – The chance of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash in British Columbia increases dramatically in winter. That’s why the Winter Driving Safety Alliance is reminding motorists and employers to plan ahead … Read More

Free Training for Aspiring Women Drivers in B.C.

Source: LANGLEY, B.C. — Attention hopeful female truck drivers in B.C., there is an opportunity that may be hard for you to pass up. Valley Driving School is facilitating driver training for the YWCA’s Changing Gears program, which aims to get more women behind the wheel of a truck, and it’s free to all … Read More

Manual Material Handling and Back Injuries

Source: Lifting objects or manually handling materials puts workers at risk for back injuries. More than 111,000 such injuries requiring days away from work were recorded in 2017, according to “Injury Facts,” an online database created by the National Safety Council. What can employers and workers do to prevent them? Risk prevention “When efforts … Read More

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

Source: 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 – 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: 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: 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