“FIT TO DRIVE” the October Crossroads Road Safety Conference

The 3rd CrossRoads Road Safety Conference is set for October 20 & 21 in Prince George.

Sponsored by the RoadHealth Coalition (ICBC, RCMP, Northern Health, BC Forest Safety Council, Ministry of Forests, Ministry of Highways, BC Coroner’s Service, CVSE, and the BC Wildlife-Vehicle Crash Prevention Program, BC Council on Substance Abuse). There is NO COST for attending the event.

This is a “must attend” for any individual, non-profit, employer or employee, business owner or government agency. Motor vehicle crashes are among the biggest causes of death in the oil patch, forestry, logistics and service industries.

This year’s theme is “Fit to Drive”, looking at the various human conditions that contribute to motor vehicle crashes, including:

– Aging & youth
– Chronic diseases and health issues Impairment
– Fatigue
-Stress
– Driver Inattention
– Substance use – prescription and otherwise
– Wellness and lifestyle
– The Things we Do in our Vehicles!
– Attitude and Risk Taking

WorkSafeBC will be presenting a session on Human Factors in terms of injury prevention, and dynamic speaker Dr Brendan Adams will be there to talk turkey about alcohol and drugs.

There will also be a session on the legal liabilities of employers whose employees drive for work, which applies to business, industry, school districts, health authorities, social services, local government fleets, and government agencies that provide field services.

As well, there will be up-to-date information on road safety initiatives being taken in the trucking industry, on BC’s resource roads, and in the business community.

For further information or to register, go to www.roadhealth.org or contact MaryAnne Arcand maryanne@cila.ca

Web Link: http://www.roadhealth.org