Motor Vehicle Safety

His & Hers Health Fair

Organize a Health Fair at your workplace. Invite organizations to provide a display or handouts that introduce employees to the issues related to healthy eating, staying active, and maintaining vitality throughout life. Approach different organizations for resources.  Organizations could include your local Health Unit, Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Mental Health Association, Canadian Diabetes Association, or the [...]

Feature Interactive Displays or Bulletin Boards in High-Traffic Areas

Colorful and attractive displays on nutrition and heathy eating easily draw the attention of employees.  Create posters or bulletin boards that advertise healthier  meal choices, healthy tips for food preparation, and favourite healthy recipes.  The same strategy can be used for many other topics including being active, being smoke free, responsible drinking, reducing stress, shiftwork, [...]

Motor Vehicle Safety: Helpful Resources

LOCAL RESOURCES Peterborough Police Services                                 (705) 876-1122 Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)                           1-888-596-3800 Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board    (705) 742-9773          Student Transportation                                   (705) 743-0166          Student Transportation Services of              Central Ontario (STSCO)                              (705) 748-5500 Peterborough Victoria Northumberland &          Clarington Separate School Board               (705) 748-4861 City of Peterborough Transportation Services (705) 745-0525 Active and Safe [...]

Host a Defensive Driving Course

Defensive Driving Courses assist employees in recognizing and controlling hazards associated with driving.  Support defensive driver training programs for employees by offering courses or subsidies for employees and families members to receive instruction on safe driving. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Develop Company Rules for the Road

Develop and implement a policy regarding driving on company property which provides details on parking, accepted speed, conduct, etc.  Include clear policies on alcohol and drug use in accordance with federal and provincial law. If an employee has a motor vehicle collision while under the influence, your company could be held liable. Source: Brant County [...]

Keep Vehicle Maintenance Records on File

Implement policies that require proper record-keeping on company-owned vehicles.  Each vehicle’s record should detail past maintenance, the date on which maintenance took place, parts that have been replaced or repaired, and incidences and collisions in which the vehicle has been involved. Source: Brant County Health Unit

License and Registration, Please

Ensure that employees who drive as part of their work duties have a valid and appropriate driver’s license for the class of vehicle they drive. You may want to keep a photocopy of employees’ driver’s licenses in their personal files.   Source: Brant County Health Unit

Enact a Time Limit on Driving

Set a maximum on the number of hours your employees can drive in a day, and make sure there are rest breaks taken during this time.  This will ensure that employees who drive do not become overly fatigued or desensitized to the hazards of the road and, thus, are better able to drive safely. Source: [...]

Check the Stats

By regularly reviewing workplace accident statistics, employers can implement recommendations that reduce or eliminate motor vehicle hazards on company property.  These recommendations may also help inform company policy on driving, motor vehicles, and accident response. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Post Adequate Road Signage on Company Property

Clearly marked speed limits, stop signs, yield signs, mirrors in blind spots, and designated crosswalks play an integral role in promoting motor vehicle safety on company property. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Get It Delivered

Prevent employees from having to drive more than is necessary.  If possible, have supplies and other materials delivered to the workplace.  This results in less driving, lowered risk of motor vehicle collisions, and more savings. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Is Your Parking Lot Driver-Friendly?

Perform regular inspections of the company parking lot to ensure hazards are eliminated and safety is promoted.  A safe and driver-friendly parking lot usually has sufficient lighting, clearly marked entrances and exits, and specific areas for delivery trucks and other specialty vehicles. Source: Brant County Health Unit

Provide Regular Maintenance on Company Vehicles

Employees can rest assured that the company vehicle they drive is in safe and proper operating condition.  As an added measure, develop a reporting system so that employees can report concerns regarding vehicles with mechanical problems. Source: Brant County Health Unit