Author Archives: SafetyDriven

Be Warehouse Aware and Prevent Injuries

A warehouse is meant to be a place where goods can be stored safely. Unfortunately, warehouses are not always safe places for workers. From fires to falls, warehouse hazards have the potential to injure and even kill. For example, forklifts—the ones you find buzzing around almost every kind of storage facility—were involved in 54 fatal … Read More

May Brake Inspection Blitz Results are in!

Source: More than 1,600 commercial vehicles were placed out of service during an unannounced brake inspection blitz in May conducted by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s law enforcement members. On May 15, 2019, law enforcement personnel from 55 jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada conducted 10,358 commercial motor vehicle inspections, focused on brake system … Read More

SafetyDriven: Making Safety Easier

You’re a transport professional. You know that there’s no excuse for accidents, injuries, and the resulting vehicle or worker downtime. You understand that trucking, moving, and storage companies have a powerful partner in safety. But being in charge of a busy fleet means you don’t have time to waste searching for safety information. You need … Read More

Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee Training is Coming to Prince George!

You spoke. We listened. Last year in Prince George during our Speaker Series on Health and Safety we heard from a number of you frustrated with the ability to obtain training closer to home. One particular course requested was the mandatory 8 hour Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee training required for every committee member. … Read More

Habits Never Die

It’s no secret we do things without thinking. Sometimes it’s good things, but other times it’s not. We do many things by habit. Whether these habits are good, or not so good, many happen while we’re driving. One thing to realize is that these habits never die, they just change. Sometimes these changed habits can … Read More

Unsafe Work is Never Part of the Job

From unloading trucks with rickety ramps to climbing shaky ladders, labouring in unventilated workspaces to navigating dangerously steep roads on worksites, Canadian workers are seriously injured and die every day in work situations that are clearly not safe. We all just want to get on with the job. No one wants to make a fuss … Read More

Look out Prince George, here we come again!

2018’s Speaker Series on Health and Safety conference was a great success so we’re headed back! This year we’ve added an additional speaker, a post-conference course on Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee, and moved the venue to The Coast Prince George Hotel. We’ve invited Linda Edgecombe, Hall of Fame speaker and award winning philanthropist, … Read More

Congratulations to our New COR Certified Companies!

Congratulations to our new COR certified companies: Lodgewood Enterprises Ltd. and Alternative Cartage Inc. (pictured below) who have all achieved a Certificate of Recognition through SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC! The Certification of Recognition is an initiative that recognizes and rewards employers who develop and implement sustainable occupational health and safety programs. Their … Read More