Stricter Chain Up Regulations Implemented in B.C.

Source: VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. government has placed stricter regulations on commercial drivers when chaining up, and includes all vehicles over 5,000 kg. The move follows two other highway safety enhancements – reduced speed limits on 15 highway sections and restricting commercial trucks from the left hand lane on Snowshed Hill on the … Read More

Make Coaching and Mentoring Work for You

Source: Coaching and mentoring can have a significant positive impact on worker recruitment and retention. In fact, through our Top Fleet Employer program, we are seeing the benefits of coaching and mentoring programs first-hand, including higher rates of driver retention, better workplace morale, and impacts on safety. When designed and implemented effectively, a coaching … Read More

The Importance of a Positive Approach to Driver Compliance

Drivers are the bread and butter of the trucking world but they can also create the largest problems for the carrier regarding non-compliance. Non-compliance can be anything from not filling out simple paperwork, getting traffic violations, to having the vehicle placed out-of-service for mechanical defects that should have been discovered on pre-trip inspections. Hours of … Read More

5 Common Moving Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Source: There are many ins and outs that you will encounter while moving. Many details have to be taken into consideration during this important time. Due to the amount of preparation that must go into the relocation process, people often feel like there is just not enough time in the day to get things … Read More

Clothing Tips for Outdoor Winter Workers

Source: When you’re at home, cold weather can mean hot chocolate and hanging out by the fireplace. But at work, it’s usually a safety challenge. Anyone who works outdoors during the colder months faces the risk of cold-related injuries, whether they’re part of a construction project, a snow cleanup crew, or an emergency response … Read More

3 Strategies to Improve Your Safety Program

Source: Effective workplaces are those places where employees feel valued, cared for and protected. Without getting into long descriptions, good workplace safety culture is the result of attitudes and personal and corporate values aligning. If apathy in the workplace exists, little care will be given to safety. When the quality of the work is … Read More

Effective Safety Committees; Keep it Simple and Engaging/ਪ੍ਰਭਾਵਸ਼ਾਲੀ ਸੁਰੱਖਿਆ ਕਮੇਟੀਆਂ; ਸਧਾਰਨ ਰੱਖੋ ਅਤੇ ਜੁੜੇ ਰਹੋ

Have you ever left a meeting thinking, “Why didn’t they just email that to me and save me a lot of time?” Or even worse … “What was that all about and what did it have to do with me?” In order to be effective, safety committees should consist of employees that are a fair … Read More

How Safety Leaders Define Accountability and Responsibility

Source: Safety is a shared responsibility with each individual being accountable for their actions. On a recent LinkedIn post about accountability, I was asked the following: Hi Kevin, I’m constantly engaged in discussions around accountability and responsibility with all levels of hierarchy within the business as almost no one understands the difference. What’s your … Read More

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