Author Archives: SafetyDriven

Resources for Foreign Workers

The BC Trucking Association (BCTA) has created a pamphlet to help truck drivers hired as Temporary Foreign Workers (TFWs) understand their rights, and what resources are available to them if they need help. TFWs have the same rights as any other worker in Canada, and their employer must meet government standards related to hours of … Read More

The Challenges of The National Safety Code

When originally setting up companies’ National Safety Code, the emphasis was to ensure that we answered all the questions and we received our National Safety Code number. This allowed our vehicles to be insured and we were in business. There was very little education required at the time and unless you ran into a problem, … Read More

Truck Drivers and Type II Diabetes

Due to the nature of the occupation, truck drivers are at high risk for Type II Diabetes. If you are over 40, underactive and overweight you are at risk for Type II Diabetes. Type II Diabetes is the most common type of Diabetes and there are 60 000 newly diagnosed cases each year in Canada. … Read More

Loading & Unloading: Make it Simple, Make it Safe / ਲੋਡਿੰਗ ਅਤੇ ਅਨਲੋਡਿੰਗ: ਇਸਨੂੰ ਆਸਾਨ ਬਣਾਉ, ਇਸਨੂੰ ਸੁਰਖਿਤ ਬਣਾਉ

Despite the advances in equipment technology and availability of new safety devices, loading and unloading safety remains one of the biggest areas of concern among trucking companies. Safety doesn’t have to be complicated, nor does it have to be expensive. It needs to be adequate to protect people from the risks that your operation creates. … Read More

The 7 Steps to Eating for Energy- Part 2

As truck drivers, staying alert and focused is paramount when it comes to driving safely. When, what and how you eat can all affect your ability to do this. Eating also plays a huge role in mental and physical health. Following the 7 steps to Eating for Energy will help set you on the path … Read More

Moving Safely with Personal Protective Equipment

As a professional in the moving and storage business, you face new challenges every day. Although each move is unique, you have to be prepared for whatever the customer’s situation demands, whether that’s dealing with an antique grand piano, a creaky, undersized elevator in a vintage office building, or a homeowner’s children running around underfoot. … Read More

Congratulations to our New COR Certified Companies!

Congratulations to our new COR certified companies: Tymac Launch Services Ltd. (pictured below), Super Swift Power Sweeping and Staples Canada 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 … Read More

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