Getting a Handle on Workplace Stress

Source: A healthy workplace promotes the total health and well-being of its employees and strives to protect them from psychological harm including stress. A recent white paper released by Morneau-Shepell and the Mental Health Commission of Canada reveals that more than a third (34%) of Canadians cite workplace stress as the primary cause of … Read More

The Importance Of Having Quick Access To An AED

If there is a situation when time is most definitely of the essence it is during a sudden cardiac arrest. In cases of sudden cardiac arrest, access to an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) can mean the difference between life and death. According to St John Ambulance, “…the probability of survival (during a sudden cardiac arrest) … Read More

Keep Cool

It’s the dog days of summer, and the temperature outside is roasty! Our bodies appreciate a median temperature of about 21 degrees Celsius, and with temperatures regularly soaring into the 30’s during the summer, it takes a great deal of energy for our bodies to maintain that ideal temperature. Here are 8 tips to help … Read More

The Importance of Staying Healthy

There are several very compelling reasons for commercial drivers to stay healthy. First of all, according to the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure , there are minimum health requirements covered by the Driver’s Medical Examination Report – a required document for any commercial driver. The Driver Fitness Program at RoadSafetyBC and the National Safety … Read More

Are You Ready For The Heat?

While the rest of the country is planting its first seeds in the summer garden, BC has already had a couple of heat waves. Heat Wave Hits Metro Vancouver Another heat wave extends the threat of flooding in B.C. Tourism operators and sunscreen manufacturers may get excited when heat waves are predicted, responsible trucking operators … Read More

What to Eat at a Truck Stop

Source: When broken down, there’s two sides to getting healthy: knowing what to do, and actually following through with it. I work with drivers all the time who tell me they’re ready to get healthy, they just don’t know what they should actually be eating, especially when on the road with limited time and … Read More

Summer is Coming – How to Protect Yourself from UVA Rays

Yeah, okay, so it doesn’t really feel much like summer right now with this overly cold and rainy April we’ve been experiencing, but if the idiom is true, April showers will give way to May flowers (hopefully!). With warmer weather comes lighter clothes; shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops, and days at the beach, pool or on … Read More