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

Trucking and Work Trucks: Where Safety is and isn’t

Source: Safety is critically important in trucking—not being safe can cost drivers their livelihood, not to mention all the other consequences that can stem from unsafe trucks out on the road. What are truck drivers seeing in their daily routines, and more broadly, what’s happening in terms of safety among all drivers of commercial … Read More

Recall of Safety Glasses – Reminder Of Importance of PPE

The recent recall (June 19, 2018) of a brand of protective eyewear is a reminder of the importance of the use of good Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that is in proper working order. The safety glasses sold as MSA Nuevo Wrap Protective Eyewear (part number 10106385) have been recalled because they do not comply with … Read More

Respect The Cone Zone

It’s road construction season again in BC. Every summer professional drivers across the province find their schedules disrupted by the schedules of construction companies and government planners who have a brief window of summer during which to get necessary upgrades, permanent fixes to serious dangers on BC’s roads and major projects complete. Without this crucial … Read More

Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses for Ongoing Training

Source: When it comes to training, there are a lot of options: classroom, hands-on with equipment, and online are the prevalent three. Worked properly, a blend of all three often finds the most success. To put a first-class program together, it’s important to recognize that every training delivery method has its own strengths and … Read More

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