Feeling Zapped?

One of the most serious health related problems in the workplace is fatigue. It can impact on the job accidents, absenteeism and productivity. Fatigue is often caused by poor sleep however other big energy zappers include poor diet, lack of exercise, dehydration and stress. Food is your fuel and when we don’t get it regularly … Read More

Raise the ‘Awareness’ in RSI Day

Source: International Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) Awareness Day is February 29th (this year February 28). As the only “non-repetitive” day of the year, it’s the ideal date to devote to raising awareness of repetitive strain injuries. Here are some tips to help identify and avoid the patterns that can lead to these injuries. What … Read More

Mental Health Matters

Source: In any given week, 500,000 employed Canadians are unable to work due to a mental health issue. Depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health conditions are increasingly responsible for disability claims and account for more than $6 billion in lost productivity due to absenteeism and “presenteeism.” In trucking, a worker who is on … Read More

Respect in the Workplace: What it Means to Everyone

When soul singer Aretha Franklin belted out her anthem “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, find out what it means to me!” the world sang along. But what does R-E-S-P-E-C-T really spell in the workplace? The Cambridge online dictionary defines respect generally as: “admiration…for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities; politeness, honor, and care shown … Read More

Movember Wrap-up!

Perhaps you’ve noticed some of your friends sporting fresh ‘staches, or perhaps you’re participating yourself and aiming for Burt Reynolds while raising money for charity? What is Movember? Since 2010 in Canada, Movember is a charity and awareness-raising campaign focused on men’s health. “Mo Bros” take up the Movember challenge, and begin growing mustaches as … Read More

Canadian Study Says: Truck Driver Pain and Discomfort Can Be Alleviated

Source: Almost 60 per cent of truck drivers in a recent Canadian study reported experiencing musculoskeletal (MSD) pain and discomfort on the job, even though it may be preventable. “Given the fact that MSDs account for nearly one-half of all work-related illnesses and the transportation sector makes up a significant portion of that, understanding … Read More

End Workplace Violence

Source: It’s time to End Workplace Violence Have you been HUMILIATED? SWORN AT? SPAT ON? HIT? at work? Do any of these actions sound familiar to you? Then you have been exposed to workplace violence. The BCFED believes that violence is not part of our jobs, but sadly this is not the experience of … Read More

Movember With Mo-Safety

November is Prostate awareness month and as such, it has become somewhat of a thing for men to grow out their moustaches. This year, the team at SafetyDriven are no exception. Starting November 1st, the razors will be put away and the faces will be ‘enhanced’ slowly but surely. There is also a great selection … Read More

Why Sun and Snow Causes Eye Fatigue

Source: We are now fully in the throes of winter in the northern hemisphere. That means truck drivers who travel through areas that get frequent snowfall are subject to eye strain and fatigue directly related to the weather. Most of the time, this strain and fatigue do not occur during snowstorms, it occurs after … Read More

Lower Back Pain, Stiff Neck… Does This Sound Familiar?

Lower back pain, stiff neck, aching shoulders and foot cramps are all symptoms that many professional drivers experience. Not just truck drivers—bus drivers, moving and delivery drivers, ambulance drivers, waste management drivers—anyone that spends many hours a day in the driver’s seat can be affected by these kinds of aches and pains, which are often … Read More

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