WorkSafeBC encourages safe driving at work with new website
Posted on February 27, 2012 9:38 am
WorkSafeBC has unveiled a new safe driving website in partnership with the BCAA Road Safety Foundation.
Roadsafetyatwork.ca is aimed at employers whose workers are required to drive in the course of their work, said WorkSafeBC.
The website features tips and materials to help employers and workers stay safe while on the road. It guides employers through five simple steps to enhance road policies or create new ones:
•getting management to commit to improvements
•reviewing the status of existing occupational road safety measures
•identifying risks and hazards
•making an action plan
Each step provides instructions, sample forms and best practices for B.C. employers in order to reduce and eliminate motor vehicle incidents, regardless of a company’s size or industry, said WorkSafeBC.
The new website will help employers promote and enhance safety for their drivers, said Minister of Labour, Citizens’ Services and Open Government Margaret MacDiarmid.
“Employers need to remember promoting workplace safety means ensuring a safety strategy is in place no matter where the work is taking place – and that includes when workers get behind the wheel of a company vehicle. RoadSafetyAtWork.ca will give employers the information and tools they need to keep their workforce both healthy and productive.”