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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.


April 2021
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  • Vehicles in poor condition or with operating issues can contribute to motor vehicle crashes. Learn more
  • Employer-led investigations of motor vehicle incidents provide valuable information. They help you identify and fix gaps in your operation’s safety system. Learn more
  • How well do you know your responsibilities for supervising employees who drive for work?  Take our short Supervisor Responsibilities Quiz to find out. (Hint: the information you need is outlined in the Workers Compensation Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.) Take the quiz

March 2021
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  • Employers should clearly communicate their expectation that employees stay focused on driving and leave electronic devices alone as required by law. Use our Tailgate Meeting guide to help with those discussions and share ICBC tips on how to help employees leave their phones alone. More resources
  • Properly wearing a seatbelt reduces the risk and severity of motor vehicle-related injuries and fatalities by over 40 percent. Ensure your employee drivers buckle up – and properly – before heading out. Learn how
  • ICBC reports that an average of 110,000 crashes, 68,000 injures and 69 fatalities occur at BC intersections every year. Although drivers travel through many intersections every time they drive, they might not realize how dangerous those intersections can be. Reviewing safe driving protocols and ICBC crash maps are just two of the steps you can take to help reduce those risks. Read more

February 2021
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  • Winter isn’t over yet. There’s still the need to reduce the risk of being in a motor vehicle crash this winter by learning how to properly prepare and adjust your driving for winter conditions. Until March 31, 2021, for only $65, the Justice Institute of BC is offering an online Winter Driving Fundamentals course. Click to email JIBC to find out more
  • If you’re an employer or supervisor of roadside workers, there’s a new resource for you. Ensure your workers’ safety while on the job with the Roadside Work Preparation – Hazard Assessment tool. Learn more
  • Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment. This includes making sure drivers are qualified for the driving they are expected to do. It’s important to regularly check drivers’ abstracts through ICBC, and to assess the competencies and skills of both new and veteran drivers. Use our Driver Qualifications tool kit for more resources. Review resources

January 2021
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  • Plan now for road safety all year. Our no-cost Road Safety Planner gives you the tools to address key road safety topics in straightforward, practical ways.  Subscribe
  • Pandemic forces changes to driver training.  Read more
  • Adjust your mirrors to improve safety. Properly adjusted mirrors give drivers the fullest possible view with the least amount of additional effort.  Learn how

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