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WorkSafeBC releases new trucking safety videos and information sheets


March 27, 2019
By WorkSafeBC

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Professional truck drivers can face on-the-job hazards every day, many of which can arise from work-related activities other than driving, such as strapping a load, using a pry bar, or working with landing gear. WorkSafeBC, in partnership with Safety Driven – Trucking Safety Council of BC, is introducing a new video series and set of corresponding resources to help reduce the risk of injury to drivers.

From 2008-17, the transport truck driver occupation in BC had more than 20,700 time-loss injury claims and 140 work-related deaths.

Three new information sheets assist employers in providing ways to reduce the risk of injury to truck drivers when using pry bars, working with landing gear, and strapping a load:

The three new videos were produced which depict the stories of three professional truck drivers whose lives change dramatically after they’re injured on the job:

Visit WorkSafeBC’s commercial trucking and transportation information online to learn more, as well as SafetyDriven.ca. WorkSafeBC has also produced a new online interactive tool, illustrating professional truck driver injury statistics by year, claim type, accident type, gender, age, and sample incident descriptions.


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