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  • AT WORK PLAN SAFE DRIVING

  • AT WORK PLAN SAFE DRIVING

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    Table of Contents 4 Message from SAFE Work Manitoba

    5 Message from Manitoba Public Insurance

    6 Executive Summary

    6 Our Strategic Partners

    7 How the Plan was Developed

    8 Five Tips for Employers, from Kleysen Group Ltd.

    10 Tactic 1: Develop innovative and practical tools and resources

    11 Developing a SAFE Driving program: Ten Essentials for Employers

    12 Tactic 2: Educate and build awareness among Manitoba employers

    13 What is Journey Management?

    14 Tactic 3: Identify and gather data related to driving for work

    15 SAFE Work Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance: Strategic partners

    16 Tactic 4: Engage with partners to prevent vehicle-related injuries and fatalities

    17 Eight Tips for Employers for Identifying Driving Hazards

    18 Summary

  • It is a sobering fact: if there is a work-related death in Manitoba, it is most likely that it happened on the road.

    Approximately one out of every five fatalities reported to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba from 2014-18 was caused by a vehicle collision.

    Driving fatalities are not decreasing; rather, the number of Manitobans killed each year while driving for work has, for the most part, climbed steadily over the last five years. This is counter to the continued decline of work-related injuries in general.

    With the SAFE Driving at Work Plan, SAFE Work Manitoba commits to working with Manitoba employers to address and prevent work-related driving incidents. This task cannot be accomplished without strategic partnerships.

    We are pleased to collaborate with Manitoba Public Insurance, which brings considerable expertise and resources about road safety education to the table.

    We will combine our efforts to connect with Manitoba’s employers and workers, in order to provide education, training and other tools to increase safety when driving at work.

    We are also pleased to partner with Manitoba’s industry-based safety programs (IBSPs), which provide workplace safety expertise to employers and workers in several of our province’s key industries. The IBSPs will

    strengthen the plan’s impact by providing a delivery path for these safety tools that is focused on the unique needs of their members.

    I invite you to take some time to read the plan’s tactics in the pages that follow. I would also like to thank Darrin Fiske and René Vuignier from Kleysen Group, an award-winning, Manitoba-based transportation company, for sharing their insights on safe driving. Employers in any industry can take inspiration from the best practices they share. Please turn to page 8 to read their story.

    One death at work is one death too many. I look forward to working with our partners, and our province’s employers and workers, to carry out the tactics in the SAFE Driving at

    Work Plan. Our shared goal is to prevent work-related vehicle collisions and make our roadways safer for all Manitobans.

    Jamie Hall

    Chief Operating Officer, SAFE Work Manitoba

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    Message from the Chief Operating Officer of SAFE Work Manitoba

  • Manitoba Public Insurance is committed to Manitoba’s Road to Zero plan and vision for zero traffic fatalities in our province. We continue to educate and raise awareness through a variety of initiatives, including our Save the 100 traffic safety culture campaign – which calls attention to the average number of people who die on our roads each year.

    For all these reasons, we are proud to partner with SAFE Work Manitoba in this new SAFE Driving at Work resource for employers, with upcoming new initiatives such as the DRIVR-X virtual reality tool for the workplace. Driving for work should never result in tragedy.

    Message from the President and Chief Executive Officer of Manitoba Public Insurance This is an important year in road safety programming in Manitoba. New attention has been drawn to the importance of driver training, resulting in a redesign of the High School Driver Education program, as well as new Mandatory Entry Level Training for drivers seeking a Class 1 licence.

    More than one in three Manitobans drive an hour a week or more as part of their work, according to a recent poll. This includes not only truck drivers, but also drivers of smaller vehicles, and those who use personal, rented or leased vehicles for work.

    In some industries, drivers tend to be young with only a few years of experience behind the wheel. In other industries there are longtime drivers who may have forgotten the rules of the road. Driver training is critical, but so are ongoing refreshers, monitoring and employer policies.

    We know that increased exposure to traffic leads to a higher risk of collisions. But the demands of the job can occasionally get the better of us, resulting in even more collisions from failure to see things, taking risks, or the under-reported issue of fatigue.

    The responsibility for collisions can fall not only to the employee who has driven in an unsafe manner but also to the employer. Others are also impacted and too often injured in work-related collisions, including pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.

    Ben Graham

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Manitoba Public Insurance

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  • The plan focuses on partnership between SAFE Work Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance to prevent work-related incidents on Manitoba roads through education, training and awareness efforts. Manitobans will benefit from SAFE Work Manitoba and Manitoba Public Insurance partnering on a strategic approach focused on safe driving activities and initiatives targeted to drivers while they are on the job.

    SAFE Work Manitoba will also work with Manitoba’s industry- based safety programs as a part of this plan. We will work closely with all our partners to reach out to Manitobans to provide them with the resources, information and training they need to prevent work-related driving incidents. In particular, we will reach out to employers (particularly those in high-risk industries) as they have a unique influence on working drivers.

    Fatalities involving vehicle collisions were a leading cause of work-related deaths in Manitoba from 2014-18, making up 20 per cent of all fatalities reported to the Workers Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB). That is 25 deaths over the last five years out of a total of 122 reported fatalities.

    To address work-related driving incidents in our province’s workplaces, SAFE Work Manitoba, with the help of our partners, has created the SAFE Driving at Work Plan. This plan aims to:

    Our Strategic Partners

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    Develop innovative and practical tools and resources to support workplace safe driving programs

    Educate and build awareness about safe driving among Manitoba employers

    Identify and gather data related to driving for work

    Engage partners to prevent vehicle-related injuries and fatalities

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    20%20% of all fatalitiesof all fatalities reported to WCB Manitoba from 2014-18 were due to motor vehicle collisions.

    Executive Summary

  • there is a need to engage partners, including Manitoba Public Insurance, industry-based safety programs and employers, to spread the safe driving at work message more effectively and to clearly understand the extent of work-related driving incidents in Manitoba through expanded data collection

    employers have the greatest influence on improving safe driving practices in the workplace, and there is a need to provide employers with additional tools, training and resources to prevent driving incidents

    there is a need for prevention resources and practical training directed to specific industries, especially for occupations and industries that experience high numbers of work-related driving incidents

    tools, resources and other educational materials provided online have been successful in reaching large numbers of people.

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    25 vehicle fatalities out of 122 total fatalities reported to WCB Manitoba from 2014-18.

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    How the Plan was Developed Input and direction from a stakeholder advisory panel To ensure this plan meets the needs of Manitobans, SAFE Work Manitoba has consulted with an advisory panel comprised of representatives from industry-based safety programs, Manitoba Public Insurance, employers, the Workplace Safety and Health Branch and labour.

    SAFE Work Manitoba consulted with all advisory panel members to gain their insight on work-related driving incidents and prevention in the province’s workplaces, and to implement their recommendations and feedback on the tactics selected to support this plan. We are thankful for the panel’s invaluable contributions, and we will continue to rely on their knowledge and expertise as we carry out the SAFE Driving at Work Plan.

    An important input to this plan was Manitoba’s Road to Zero: Manitoba Road Safety Plan 2017-2020, which emphasizes collaboration in areas that include data sharing and education.

    Research and data-driven This strategy is based on extensive research and consultation with stakeholders, partners and prevention counterparts in other Canadian jurisdictions. This research has added to SAFE Work Manitoba’s understanding of the needs in Manitoba related to preventing work-related driving incidents. It has also informed us of b