Author Archives: SafetyDriven

Under Pressure

Truck driving is known to be a high stress occupation.  Time pressures, traffic, long hours, isolation, inactivity, poor sleep and low-quality diet can all affect the way we manage our stress.  When stress goes up, so can your blood pressure.  Stress is not the only cause of high blood pressure.  Being overweight and underactive can … Read More

Accident or Collision?

As the saying goes, words hurt. We’ve all said certain words that affect others in a negative way. Sometimes we’ve meant it, but other times it just slipped out. We never meant any harm. Regardless of whether you meant it or not, there are different meanings to the words we use. In the transportation industry, … Read More

Safety and Health Week begins on May 5th – are you ready? 

Looking for last minute planning tips for Safety and Health Week? Here’s a crash course! There are many things a company, big or small, can do to get involved in NAOSH week.  Here’s where you can start: Establish a NAOSH Week planning committee – consider involving employees, workplace Occupational Health and Safety Committees, CSSE members, … Read More

New Executive Director Announced for SafetyDriven – TSCBC

SafetyDriven – TSCBC is pleased to announce Philip Choi as Executive Director of SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC, effective June 3, 2019. Philip Choi was most recently the Senior Manager for SafetyDriven. Philip has worked with the SafetyDriven team since 2014 to make the trucking, moving and storage, and related industries safer by … Read More

Site Safety Plan, The Basics/ਸਾਈਟ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਪਲੈਨ ਬਾਰੇ ਆਮ ਗੱਲਾਂ

So many site safety rules, so many inconsistencies in the way they are applied, so many different requirements. Is it any wonder that people become complacent and at some point, just outright ignore the requirements? Your site safety plan needs to be more than just a random set of rules and should to be carefully … Read More

National Safety Code – Driver’s Abstracts Part 2

All National Safety Code employers must have a driver’s abstract on board prior to offering any employment for National Safety Code (NSC) duties (driving an NSC compliant vehicle – over 5,000 kgs, or a bus or public transportation vehicle). The employer is further required to obtain a new abstract from each employee every 12 months … Read More

Safety Talks are a Tremendous Opportunity to Drive Home the Safety Message

Safety Talks (sometime referred to as Toolbox Talks or Tailgate Meetings) are brief, informal safety meetings which focus on safety topics related to a specific job that can highlight hazards and remind workers of the importance of working safely. Typically about 5 – 10 minutes long, Safety Talks can focus on issues such as workplace … Read More

You’re Invited to SafetyDriven – TSCBC’s AGM and Open Board Meeting

click here for more informationSafetyDriven is holding their Annual General Meeting and Open Board Meeting on May 9, 2019. Members in good standing who operate within classification unit’s 732019 (General Trucking) and 732030 (Moving & Storage) are welcome to attend. Date: May 9, 2019 Where: Sandman Signature Hotel 8828 201 Street Langley, BC Registration: 8:30 … Read More