Driver Fatigue: A serious hazard!

Safety Alert Type: 
Workers
Location: 
British Columbia
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
2016-08-18
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

Driver fatigue played a role in two separate incidents involving an empty logging truck and a loaded logging truck.

Both were single vehicle accidents which fortunately resulted in only minor injuries. In addition, there was approximately $55,000 in damage caused.

Learnings and Suggestions: 

Fatigue can be as much of a hazard as someone who is impaired by other means.

Employees should ensure they have adequate rest and hydration and are encouraged to self-report and assess their ability to perform their assigned duties.

For more information on this submitted alert: 

Ron Neufeld (250) 845-8960

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