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Title: Safety Stand Down Toolbox Talk Driving


1
Safety Stand Down Toolbox Talk Driving
  • www.safetystanddown.ca

2
Safety Stand Down
  • A meeting of frontline workers and senior
    executives

3
Safety Stand Down
  • There is an urgent need for workplace safety the
    ripple effect of injuries is devastating.
  • family
  • coworkers
  • company

4
Safety Stand Down
  • Why discuss driving safety?
  • Collisions are the leading cause of unintentional
    injury for Albertans under 30. And 89 of them
    are the result of driver error. They are the most
    common hazardous activity people do each dayon
    and off the job.
  • Here are some recent driving-related incidents
    and what we have learned from them. (Discuss
    incidents from your organization.

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Safety Stand Down
  • Before hitting the road
  • Make sure you have the correct training and
    qualifications
  • defensive driving training or driving safety
    awareness training,
  • right class of license for vehicle used, and
  • clean drivers abstract.

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Safety Stand Down
  • Inspect your vehicles condition, contents, and
    cargo
  • pre-trip inspections and tire safety,
  • safety and survival equipment (see below for
    details),
  • cargo in the cab, and
  • securing cargo.

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Safety Stand Down
  • Make sure youre properly using the PPE, safety,
    and survival equipment for driving
  • seatbelts,
  • head restraints,
  • air bags,
  • anti-lock braking system (ABS),
  • communication device and radio (for road/weather
    updates),
  • fire extinguisher and first aid kit, and
  • survival kit.

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Safety Stand Down
  • Hazardous roads, weather, and traffic
  • Be aware of road-related hazards
  • road surface,
  • construction,
  • underpasses and bridges,
  • country roads, and
  • mountain roads.

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Safety Stand Down
  • Be aware of weather-related hazards
  • summer weather (fog, rain, lightning, hail,
    tornados, and floods), and
  • winter weather (freezing rain, ice, black ice,
    snow, blowing snow, and whiteouts).

10
Safety Stand Down
  • Be aware of traffic-related hazards
  • pedestrians,
  • bicycles,
  • animals,
  • other vehicles, and
  • trains.

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Safety Stand Down
  • Hazardous driver conditions
  • Be aware of the hazards and consequences of
    impairment
  • fatigue,
  • medication and medical conditions, and
  • alcohol and drugs.

12
Safety Stand Down
  • Be aware of the hazards and consequences of
    distractions-one of the most common factors in
    collisions
  • in the drivers head (daydreaming, emotions,
    etc.),
  • in the vehicle (cell phones, electronics,
    passengers, eating/drinking, etc.), and
  • outside the vehicle (heavy traffic, construction,
    roadside emergencies, signage, etc.).

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Safety Stand Down
  • Preventing, avoiding, and surviving collisions
  • The best idea is prevention, so watch for these
    common problem zones
  • speeding,
  • passing and lane changing,
  • following too close,
  • going through intersections, and
  • backing up.

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Safety Stand Down
  • The next thing to know is how to avoid a
    collision if it is about to happen, using these
    options
  • stopping quickly,
  • turning quickly, and
  • speeding past.

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Safety Stand Down
  • The last thing to consider is survival, including
    what to do if youre involved in or witness a
    crash
  • moving vehicles out of the way,
  • not standing between the crash and traffic,
  • not smoking and turning off ignitions of damaged
    vehicles,
  • staying away from downed powerlines,
  • contacting emergency services,
  • not moving injured people unless they are in
    danger from explosion, fire, etc., and
  • using first aid training as appropriate

16
Safety Stand Down
  • A good driver is a defensive driver
  • What the concept of defensive driving means
  • courtesy
  • caution
  • common sense

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Safety Stand Down
  • Here are some defensive driving tips to remember
  • looking ahead,
  • leaving a space cushion,
  • using eye contact with others on the road,
  • using mirrors and checking gauges,
  • using signal lights,
  • following the rules and speed limits,
  • driving according to vehicle limitations and
    road/weather conditions,
  • being on the lookout for other vehicles and
    driver behaviours, and
  • not having an its my right of way attitude.

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Safety Stand Down
  • Special considerations for offroading
  • Many workers also have to drive offroad vehicles
    such as ATVs, snowmobiles, or even boats. You
    should talk to them about the following
  • being prepared (including driver training and
    qualifications),
  • vehicle condition, contents, and cargo
  • using PPE and safety equipment properly, and
  • watching for terrain and weather hazards.
  • (You may also wish to discuss your safe work
    practices and procedures for working alone).

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Safety Stand Down
  • What can I do to help?
  • I take safety personally as a senior executive
    because... (give reasons).
  • I am committed to seeing you go home safely to
    your family at the end of the day.

20
Conclusion
  • We need your input. If you have an unaddressed
    safety concern about driving or any other topic,
    let us know. Talk to your supervisor, your
    manager, or even me.
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