THE PROMPT Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries Volume 6, No. 11, November 2014


Newsletter of the Canadian Association of Recycling Industries

Volume 6, No. 11, November 2014




Vehicle accidents are one of North America’s leading causes of workplace injury and death. Management must make fleet safety a company priority and a significant part of the company’s safety program.

Many fleet safety programs focus solely on training new hires and maintaining vehicles, but these programs need to be re-evaluated periodically.

New and targeted training programs should be provided to address identified hazards and accident experience. Recording hazards and violations should not be only a matter of data collection. Managers should establish guidelines to analyze the existing program and identify areas that need improvement.

Below are a few key elements to fleet safety:

  • Screening applicants and checking driver records for existing drivers annually
  • Providing appropriate and ongoing driver training
  • Establishing written policies and procedures specifying the expectations of employees and outlining consequences for non-compliance
  • Ensuring the appropriate vehicle is used for the job at hand
  • Equipping the vehicle correctly for the required job
  • Reporting and investigating all vehicle incidents; identify root causes and develop prevention plans
  • Conducting a pre-trip/shift inspection routine
  • Providing regular maintenance at specific mileage intervals as well as a thorough inspection of each vehicle annually

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CARI’S 74th Annual Convention
June 25–27, 2015
Delta St. John’s
St. John’s, Newfoundland

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14th International Electronics Recycling Congress
January 21-23, 2015 Salzburg, Austria

MRAI Indian Metals Recycling Conference
February 5 & 6, 2015 Powai, India

OARA Trade Show & Convention
March 26-28 Toronto, ON

2015 OARA Trade Show & Convention

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