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?
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.
Keep your truckers worker safe
- There were 232,629 Lost time Claims in Canada in 2015 … 15,538 were related to the transportation industry.
- 852 reported workplace fatalities in Canada in 2015 . 538 of the deaths were related to exposure to harmful substances or environments while 128 deaths were related to vehicle incidents.
In order to assist transportation companies to meet their provincial and federal regulatory needs, ABCanada provides a suite of policies, practices, procedures and forms within our cloud-based HSE Management System
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 specific needs.
By accessing and using ABCanada’s policies and procedures, construction companies meet their commitments to safety management and ensure the protection of their workers and the environment.
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.
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 Engineering Services.