ANNUAL SAFETY DAY 2019 at POLAR EXPRESS
In honor of 2019 Annual Safety Day, at Polar Express, Kool Pak Canada, we pulled out all the stops and focused on Safety throughout the organization. Events included a visit from Safety Driven, The Trucking Safety Council of BC, complete with educational materials, team building with a blindfold, mini golf/putting, office discussions and laughter, plus of course, goody bags for all. Thanks to our great staff for participating and making Polar Express / Kool Pak Canada a safe place to work!
Check out the event photos in our Gallery.
Activities during NAOSH Week included healthy eating each day, exercises including walking (a 6000 step day challenge) and yoga stretches, cleaning work areas and trucks - both inside and out. ICBC gave presentations about distracted driving, fatigue glasses and the dangers of texting and driving.
At the end of the week in May, certificates and prizes were given to the drivers and employees in these categories: 1. Best Clean Truck 2. Best Trip Inspection 3. Best Vehicle Backing 4. Best e-logbook 5. Walking over 6000 steps
Safety Driven - Trucking Safety Council of BC presented information about PPE, Overexertion, Reduce the Risk of Workplace injury and Commercial Motor Vehicle Chain Configurations. They also impairment glasses station set up for company employees. An instructor from Valley Driving School provided driver training.
Hearty congratulations to our Safety Manager Kavita Kohli and the team for earning the 2018 NAOSH award. The North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) organization grants awards annually to businesses that demonstrate ‘making safety a habit’. We are pleased to be recognized for our ongoing efforts to achieve high levels of safety at all of our facilities.
We are proud to be active supporters of Safety and Health Week!
We celebrate Safety Day every year in September. We invite our Health & Safety mentor company who provides our team with safety demonstrations. Safety games are played and prizes are awarded to various staff. The event ends with a group lunch.