RICHMOND, BC, March 16, 2012 /CNW/ - The British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) gives applause to the Trucking Safety Council of British Columbia (TSCBC) for the release of their safety video "Preparing for Work." This brief but informative resource is the first in a series of six instructional safety videos that were developed to educate and encourage safer work practices.
The trucking profession involves more than just driving for long periods of time. In fact, manual handling of loads and goods is a major factor when it comes to injuries in this line of work. TSCBC's latest video campaign hopes to mitigate these risks through education and reinforcement of lifting, carrying and handling principles. Safety in the workplace is at the heart of the program's messaging.
With these new resources, employers now have another tool at their disposal for training workers and limiting workplace injuries. In addition, all videos will be available online for the public's review upon release through the TSCBC's website (www.safetydrive.ca and YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/user/SafetyDrivenBC).
The videos were created in partnership with the Association of Canadian Ergonomists. The BCCA is also pleased to support the production of these unique assets as they address some of the most common risks associated with back and neck injuries.
Musculoskeletal conditions account for one third of all medical office visits and hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation claims and lost productivity annually. Education through programs such as the TSCBC's video series are key to preventing accidents and injury in the workplace.
The British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) is the voluntary professional organization that represents B.C.'s chiropractic doctors on matters including health policy, public relations, and liaison with health authorities. First established as the College and Association by legislation in 1934, the BCCA became a separate entity October 16, 1991 for the increased awareness and improvement of health care outcomes.
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Dr. Don Nixdorf
Executive Director, BCCA