Whether transporting passengers, cargo or dangerous goods, getting safely from A to B is all that matters.
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?
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.
Keep your 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.