Motor-vehicle incidents (MVIs) are the leading cause of traumatic workplace fatalities in Ontario. If you have employees who drive for work, whether it is a commercial vehicle, company vehicle, or personal vehicle, you need to manage the risks associated with driving.
To help employers understand their obligations when it comes to road safety and how to implement effective and practical prevention strategies, the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association (IHSA) has created a dedicated web page that hosts a series of road safety resources.
“The tools that are available are free and easy to use and are designed to support an employer who doesn’t know where to start when it comes to managing road safety or an employer who already has an effective program in place but wants to add a little more to complement their efforts,” says Michelle Roberts, Director of Stakeholder and Client Engagement with IHSA.
The message from IHSA is that road safety is smart business. The road safety solutions web page includes free customizable policies, procedures, safety talks, YouTube videos, tip sheets, posters, and a new elearning option for IHSA’s Preventing Work-Related Motor Vehicle Incidents course.
This free e-learning program will help employers who have employees that drive for work implement a Road Safety Program with the goal of reducing injuries and fatalities caused by MVIs and collisions. It will break down specialized road safety practices and processes into manageable steps that employers can implement at their workplaces.
To access the road safety resources and find out how IHSA can help you be safer on Ontario roads, visit www.ihsa.ca/roadsafetysolutions