DAILY NEWS Feb 19, 2013 9:38 AM - 0 comments

Independent truckers in New Brunswick will soon require safety training

TEXT SIZE bigger text smaller text

FREDERICTON, N.B. -- Independent truckers in New Brunswick will be required to take certain safety courses if they wish to continue working on provincial highway projects after April 1.

Operators of private trucks working on provincial highway projects and contracts will require basic training on: Occupational Health and Safety Orientation, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training and Work Area Traffic Control Manual Awareness Training.

“Training and awareness programs are necessary steps to make construction sites safer,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Claude Williams. “These measures will improve safety for private truckers, department employees, contractors and the public on highway contracts and projects.”

Contractors will have to confirm the operators have taken the required training. Operators will also be required to perform a daily pre-trip inspection of their truck.

The new requirements were developed in partnership with the New Brunswick Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, according to the province.

The Work Area Traffic Control Manual Awareness Training is free and available online through the province’s Web site. The other two programs require a half-day or a full day to complete.

More information can be found here.

Monitor These Topics

Horizontal ruler
Horizontal Ruler

Post A Comment

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that Truck News has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published and those that are published will not be edited. However, all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Your Name (this will appear with your post) *

Email Address (will not be published) *

Comments *

* mandatory fields