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Whether transporting passengers, cargo or dangerous goods, getting safely from A to B is essential.

Drivers often face fatigue and quickly changing weather, while cargo and loading docks present hazards of their own. In addition to protecting its own workers, the transportation industry also has an added significant responsibility for protecting the general public. Carriers face significant compliance regulations imposed by federal, provincial and local authorities.

Over the next 5 years, Transport Canada will receive $76.7 million dollars to modernize Canada’s transportation system.

According to Transport Canada’s annual report, activities include:

  • developing regulations for the safe adoption of connected vehicles and automated vehicles (CV/AVs) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)
  • working with industry, provinces, territories and municipalities to identify and address critical technical, regulatory or policy barriers, and to establish pilot projects
  • increasing Transport Canada’s ability to establish and provide the codes, standards and certifications that industry will need to safely use these new technologies in Canada

With all these changes on the horizon, why work harder when you can work smarter?

In safety, there is no shortage of essential hands-on work: conducting inspections, providing training and orientations, investigating incidents and injuries, and generating endless reports. With over 897,000 employees in the transportation industry, safety professionals need to stay focused on the workers at their work and let ABCanada take care of their HSE program needs.

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We can help.

Health and safety regulations are always changing, which makes it difficult for you, your workers and subcontractors to keep up to date and have certainty that you are always working within current rules. ABCanada is ready to help you keep everyone on the same page for compliance so you can keep your workers safe and trips on schedule.

Our software is user-friendly, cloud-based, and designed for end users. We can communicate industry and company changes to all your workers, whether they’re on the road or in the office. In order to assist transportation companies to meet their provincial and federal regulation needs, ABCanada provides a suite of policies, practices, procedures and forms within our cloud-based HSE Management System (LibraSystem).

You’ll find our HSE Software full of relevant HSE policies, best practices, task-specific procedures, and forms.

They’re all based on industry best practices and regulated requirements, and we update them for you as requirements change. The content is practical and user-friendly; easy to search, review and print; and it can be customized to meet your company’s specific needs. By accessing and using ABCanada’s policies and procedures, transportation companies  meet their commitments to safety management and ensure the protection of their workers and the environment.

Our programs are suitable for COR and SECOR certifications and have been reviewed extensively by industry registries such as ISNetworld, PICS/Avetta and ComplyWorks.

We always get a passing grade and would be happy to help you through the certification and review processes. Take a look at our HSE Registry Compliance and COR/SECOR Support Services as well as our HSE Consulting Services.

In addition to the information provided through LibraSystem, ABCanada also provides companies with access to a comprehensive incident tracking and management system, ABCan-Track.

When incidents and near misses happen, our cloud-based system helps ensure that they won’t happen again!

Thankfully not every work-site incident is a catastrophe, and one of the best ways to prevent catastrophic incidents is to learn as much as you can from the smaller incidents and near misses happening on your worksites. Many companies are already using ABCan-Track to identify and track trends, document investigations, and root causes, and assign corrective actions and notifications to ensure a safer future at our worksites. Real-time communication between all members invested in a your company’s HSE program allows HSE managers and supervisors to keep track of HSE activities, goals, progress and problem areas.

Everyone should be able to work safe and get home at the end of the day.

There were 232,629 Lost time Claims reported in Canada in 2015  and 15,538 were from the Transportation and Storage industry.

The Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada (AWCBC) was founded in 1919 as a non-profit organization to facilitate the exchange of information between Workers’ Compensation Boards and Commissions.

We all know the financial costs of failing to provide for worker safety: fines, shutdowns, loss of confidence in the company, as well as myriad direct and indirect costs associated with injuries, equipment damage, environmental damage and production losses. We also know that a distressed economy doesn’t change the fact that companies are required by law to have and maintain programs that effectively protect their workers and the environment.