September 12, 2018, Ramada Plaza Prince George
Sept 12, 2018, 8:00 - 4:30 pm
Registration Open at 7:00 am
Ramada Plaza Prince George
Prince George, BC
  • Marijuana in the Transportation Industry
  • Building a Safety Culture
  • Joint Health & Safety Committee Changes
  • Racking Regulation Updates

Operators know how small errors can become big issues. Operations can be shut down or worse, someone injured.

Stay current and stay safe.

Learn best practices and get ahead of the newest regulations and challenges facing our industries. Ask experts for answers you and your teams need to know to run a safer operation.



For 20 years Kevin has been engaging with industry and company leaders, safety teams, front-line supervisors and employees at all levels. Kevin shows how companies across North America are picking up on a new safety message that takes up where ordinary safety programs leave off.

Come hear how transportation company owners and managers understand better the role that safety can play building better culture, reducing staff turnover, and contributing to a more profitable organization.

Marijuana in the Transportation Industry: What’s Next?

Dave Earle
President & CEO BC Trucking Association

This year, Canada will become the second country in the world to legalize marijuana for recreational use. But it’s not new – substance use, including marijuana, has been an issue for employers for generations. While many trucking companies have been addressing drug use via DOT testing protocols for cross border work, these requirements will not translate effectively to Canadian workplaces. Dave Earle will provide a brief history of substance use in Canada, review current case law and technology and contrast the difference between determining impairment and prohibition testing. He will discuss when employers have to accommodate disability and medical use (and when they don’t), as well as when and how to discipline. Participants will leave with an understanding of what this new requirement means for their operations and practical tools to address substance use in their workplaces.

WorkSafeBC Health and Safety Committees Updates: Are You in Compliance?

Changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation relating to joint health and safety committees took effect just over a year ago. Is your committee up to date? Come hear from a representative of WorkSafeBC about these changes, and how to implement them.

WorkSafeBC’s New Racking Regulations: Are You Ready?

Dan Beer
Co-founder RackSafe

WorkSafeBC’s new Storage Rack Regulations (4.43.1) came into effect on January 1, 2018. Employers are required to ensure their racking is safe including regular inspections by qualified persons, having a maintenance program in place, providing employees with usage instructions, posting load capacities, and overall, ensuring their racking is being used in accordance with the specifications and instructions of the manufacturer or a professional engineer. Dan will be providing an overview of the new regulations with recommended actions and strategies to ensure your company is compliant.

September 12, 2018, Ramada Plaza Prince George
SafetyDriven - Trucking Safety Council of BC.

Our SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC team delivers free, confidential advice, along with training, resources, advisory services and information. As an industry Certifying Partner, approved by WorkSafeBC, we award Certificates of Recognition (COR) to employers and owner/operators who show commitment to workplace safety and effective injury management. The primary objective of SafetyDriven - TSCBC is to represent the occupational health and safety needs of businesses in the trucking, transportation, warehousing, shipping, and logistics sectors. SafetyDriven - TSCBC also provides services to waste management, wholesale, retail, and consumer service sectors.

The Ramada Plaza Prince George Hotel

444 George Street
Prince George

The Ramada Plaza Prince George Hotel is 15 minutes from the airport and located right in the heart of the city. SafetyDriven has secured a block of rooms at the special rate of $120 for Premier Queen, and $130 for Premier King.

Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at the numbers listed and mentioning SafetyDriven – Trucking Safety Council of BC or Group Code CGPG 0601.

Book by Aug. 10th to receive the special rate.

Direct: 1-250-563-0055
Toll Free: 1-800-830-8833

This event is hosted by SafetyDriven - Trucking Safety Council of BC.

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*Early bird registrations must be received by the cut-off date.
Safety-Driven will not be held liable for late delivery of mail.

September 12, 2018, Ramada Plaza Prince George

Kevin Burns. Managerial Consultant, Author, and Safety Speaker

Kevin Burns is a management consultant, speaker and author of “PeopleWork: The Human Touch in Workplace Safety.” He is an expert in how to engage people in safety and believes that the best place to work is always the safest place to work. Kevin helps organizations align their people, leadership, communication and safety in order to improve performance and culture.

Kevin Burns works with safety departments, safety committees, management and front-line supervisors to accelerate their safety programs. He believes that safety leadership is a term misused and his session at the conference will clarify how you can use safety leadership to rally employees around your own Trucking Safety Program.

Dave Earle. President & CEO BC Trucking Association

Dave Earle is the President and CEO of the BC Trucking Association, a member-based, province-wide, non-partisan, non-profit motor carrier association representing all elements of the road-based transportation industry in British Columbia.

Among his Board and Committee duties, Dave is the Past President of the Employers Forum and the Employer Caucus Chair for WorkSafe BC’s Policy and Practice Consultation Committee.

As the previous employer co-chair of the Program Administration Committee for the BC Construction Industry Substance Abuse, Testing and Treatment Program, and previous Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Construction Industry Rehabilitation Program, Dave has an intimate knowledge of substance use, testing and treatment in an employment setting.

Dan Beer. Co-founder RackSafe

Dan is the co-founder of RackSafe, a company which provides training and resources to help companies comply with the new WorkSafeBC Storage Rack Regulations. He has personally worked with companies including London Drugs, MEC, Trail Appliances, Best Buy and Toyota to setup racking inspection and compliance programs. Dan has more than 30 years’ experience in warehouse equipment sales and is the Past President of the Canadian Materials Handling & Distribution Society; a BC based non-profit association of logistics practitioners.


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