What Fleet Drivers Should Do After an Accident

Source: Despite the best laid plans of iron-clad fleet safety policies, accidents will happen, and commercial drivers need to know what to do when the time comes. The annual accident rate for commercial fleets has reached 20% and some industries, such as pharmaceuticals, are even higher. The average non-fleet motorist in the U.S. travels … Read More

The Importance of First Aid in the Workplace

Source: Although all jurisdictions in Canada require workplaces to provide a first-aid kit, a first-aid attendant and training, many small-to-medium-sized businesses are still not complying with the law. Employers need to remember that many potential situations or medical emergencies can occur in the workplace that have the potential to cause injuries and fatalities. However, … Read More

How to Manage Drowsy Fleet Drivers

Source: A survey of close to 150,000 adults in 19 states and the District of Columbia found that nearly 4% of respondents reported they had fallen asleep while driving at least once in the previous 30 days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Moreover, individuals who snored or typically slept … Read More

Nearly 1,600 Commercial Motor Vehicles with Critical Brake Violations Were Removed from Roadways During CVSA’s Unannounced Brake Safety Day

Source: Fifty-two U.S. and Canadian jurisdictions conducted 11,531 roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles and removed 1,595 vehicles with brake violations from our roadways on April 25, 2018, as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) unannounced Brake Safety Day enforcement initiative. Brake Safety Day inspection data from Canada and the U.S. featured … Read More

What You Need to Know About MSDs

Source: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders – also referred to as repetitive motion or repetitive strain injuries – are a group of painful conditions that affect the muscles, tendons and nerves. According to the Canadian Center for Occupational Health and Safety, workers can develop an MSD from bending, gripping, straightening, holding, twisting, or reaching with their … Read More

How Production And Safety Work Together

Source: Why aren’t production and safety working out of the same office yet? Start with the common ground between safety and production. Companies associate the success of operations with efficiency, productivity and profits. And it’s easy to measure. In safety, success is determined by a complex formula ending in TRIR rates and with the … Read More

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