HAMILTON, Ont. – The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) and Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) signed a memorandum of understanding to increase awareness for improved workplace safety in the trucking industry.
Both organizations have committed to work together to develop and implement programs and activities to help improve workplace safety, which the CTA says continues to be an issue when it comes to injuries and fatality rates.
“The signing of the MOU signals our industry’s commitment to workplace health and safety. We are fortunate to have found such a willing and capable partner in CCOHS,” said CTA senior vice-president Stephen Laskowski. “This collaboration will facilitate and enhance safety cultures in the industry and provide carriers new leading edge solutions.”
The partnership will include customized training, e-learning and app/portal tools, statistics and data mining, health plan/policy development and certification programs to promote health and safety best practices.
“This is a partnership built on the mutual goal of preventing injuries and illnesses for workers in the trucking industry,” said CCOHS president Gareth Jones. “We are confident that by working together we can create productive, meaningful change to achieve that goal.”
Laskowski added, “Through the MOU, each of the provincial trucking associations in the CTA federation will have direct access to CCOHS resources and staff to recognize their own priority areas in each province and to identify the tools the industry needs to address those issues.”