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Why regular vehicle inspections and maintenance are important

Even though human error is often cited as a contributing factor in most vehicle crashes, a recent Canadian Occupational Safety (COS) magazine story reports that a significant number of collisions in Ontario since 2014 were caused by transport trucks in … More »

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Recent changes strengthen Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committees

Three changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation were introduced this month which have implications for any BC business with 20 or more employees. That’s because businesses with 20 or more employees must have a Joint Occupational Health and … More »

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Debunking the myth that speeding will get you there faster

Have you ever been tempted to speed because you think it will get you to your destination faster? One BC employer has some surprising findings that prove speeding doesn’t save the time we think it does. Cheryl Spencer, Unit Chief … More »

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My car does what?

Lane departure warning systems, automatic parallel parking, adaptive cruise control. These are just a few of the dozens of new safety features now available in many cars and trucks. All are designed to keep us safer when we are behind … More »

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Two surveys reach same finding: many employers unaware of their responsibilities for managing their grey fleets

A recent study out of the UK about work-related driving found that 41 per cent of employers are not aware that they have the same duty of care and are liable for worker safety when their workers drive personal vehicles … More »

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It’s time to shift into winter!

Winter will be arriving soon in many parts of the province so now is the time to get out your winter driving plan and get your employees and their vehicles ready to navigate the driving hazards that go along with … More »

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Safety meetings: a powerful way to make safety a habit

The Oxford Canadian dictionary defines habit as a customary practice or way of acting, a practice that a person does often and almost without thinking. What are your habits? Do you drink coffee in the morning because you like the … More »

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Employer Tool Kit for Roadside Workers Now Available

Between 2006 and 2015, 14 roadside workers were killed in B.C. and another 226 injured and missed time from work as a result of being hit by motor vehicles while working in a Cone Zone. If you have workers who … More »

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Managing the risks of older drivers in your workplace

When it comes to Canada’s aging population, we often hear about how the silver tsunami threatens the sustainability of our health-care system. We don’t often hear about the implications of our aging population on driving. Like it or not, as … More »

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Most employees still feel pressure from work to answer emails and take phone calls while driving

Despite all we know about the dangers of driving distracted, the National Safety Council in the United States has just released results of a survey that show 54 per cent of drivers drive distracted because of work-related pressures. Nearly half … More »

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