CTA Signs MOU to Enhance Trucking Health, Safety

The Canadian Trucking Alliance signed a memorandum of understanding with the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety on Oct. 20.

According to CTA, the memorandum is meant to increase awareness for improved workplace safety in the trucking industry, which continues to suffer from high workplace injury and fatality rates.

“The signing of the MOU signals our industry’s commitment to workplace health and safety,” CTA Senior Vice President Stephen Laskowski said. “We are fortunate to have found such a willing and capable partner in CCOHS. This collaboration will facilitate and enhance safety cultures in the industry and provide carriers new leading edge solutions.”

CTA and CCOHS will join to promote health and safety best practices and comprehension of federal labor standards through such new and innovative programs as customizable training, e-learning and app/portal tools, statistics and data mining, health plan/policy development and certification programs.

“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,” Laskowski said.