2019 Archives

Road Safety at Work Newsletter

We publish a road safety focused monthly e.newsletter, and distribute it to a variety of subscribers. If you are not already receiving it, we encourage you to subscribe now.


December 2019
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  • Sign up for the Road Safety Planner. This reminder subscription service contains information about six simple and straightforward activities you can undertake to accomplish valuable road safety results. See full story
  • RSAW conducts its annual campaign from January 6 to March 29 throughout BC to encourage employers to do one more thing to continue to improve the safety of employees and contractors when they are driving. See full story
  • The Work Zone Safety Alliance received the Safety Team Champion award from NAOSH BC (North American Occupational Safety and Health Week). The award recognizes individuals and organizations that promote a culture of safety and whose efforts advance worker safety. See full story

November 2019
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  • Norway should be Canada’s road safety role model. See full story.
  • Eighty percent of winter tire owners think using winter tires have saved them from a potential hazardous driving situation according to a September 2019 study.
  • Use RiskCheck, a comprehensive online tool, to find out what your risks are for motor vehicle crashes.

October 2019
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  • WorkSafeBC will be holding public hearings for proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. Public hearings are being held in Prince George, Kamloops, Victoria, and Richmond.
  • Improve your business’s road safety program by using the Road Safety Snapshot.
  • Free online winter driving safety course for employers and supervisors.

September 2019
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  • Regardless of the winter conditions in your region, participate in the Shift into Winter campaign. Be prepared by downloading the free winter driving safety tool kit!
  • Experts are calling for research into understanding the relationship between marijuana and impairment levels, pointing out that marijuana poses a less understood risk than alcohol.
  • Employer-led investigations of motor vehicle incidents are valuable. They help an organization identify gaps in its safety system so they can be fixed.

August 2019
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  • Driver-assist technologies are only as good as the driver.
  • It’s not too early to start planning for the three most dangerous driving months of the year. Download the winter driving safety tool kit. It offers everything you need to plan and implement a winter driving safety program for your workplace.
  • Starting September 1, ICBC will ask you who is driving your car. ICBC’s new driver-based insurance model will rely even more on driver experience and crash history to set premiums.

July 2019
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  • How do you supervise someone who is out of sight? Tim Schewer, a retired RCMP constable, says it took 74 seconds longer for drivers to travel through a road construction zone when he measured their speed.
  • We’re in the middle of the Cone Zone campaign, our annual reminder to slow down and pay attention when entering road work zones.
  • On July 8, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure announced new rules around “ride-hailing services”, which will be legal in BC beginning September 16, 2019

June 2019
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May 2019
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April 2019
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  • Cone Zone season is approaching.
  • My RSAW has a handy tool that will help you track your hazards, evaluate the risks and build an action plan to control those risks.
  • The safest 2019 vehicles.

March 2019
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  • New safety videos and resources for truck drivers.
  • Register for the upcoming road safety webinar on preventing collisions with wildlife.
  • A step-by-step guide to strong road-safety policies.

February 2019
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  • Register for our next webinar on March 5, 2019. This interactive, one-hour session will explain how employers, managers and supervisors can improve the safety of employees who drive their own vehicles for work.
  • Activate your after-winter driving safety plan.
  • It's time to spring clean your road safety plan.

January 2019
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  • In 2019, resolve to improve road safety in your organization.
  • Top 10 downloads for 2018.
  • How to calculate the actual cost of a crash.

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