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MVI RIsk FactoRs Distracted Driving Poor Visibility Speed Fatigue Use of Cell Phones Driver Impairment Weather Conditions MotoR VehIcle IncIdents steP one: RaIse aWaReness (RecognItIon) What We neeD to knoW Recognize and assess the risks (traffic, weather conditions, road conditions, destination and delivery points, fatigue etc.) Routing information and scheduling What We ShoUlD look For Valid license Insurance/abstract Vehicle condition/fitness Health condition of the driver What Do We Mean BY Motor VehICle InCIDentS (MVIs)? Injuries sustained: – during vehicle impact – while on the job – whether the vehicle is in motion or stationary (i.e. if it is struck) – in or around the vehicle WhY PreVent MVIs? Motor vehicle collisions on Ontario roads account for more than 30% of all Ontario worker fatalities – making MVIs the biggest risk in Ontario* MVIs put everyone on the road at risk Motor vehicle impact hurts people, families, workplace culture, and corporate reputations What the laW SaYS Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) requires that employers take every reasonable precaution to protect workers, provide information and instruction, and ensure that workers properly use or wear the required equipment. Employers, supervisors and workers can be prosecuted for not complying with the law.* * Source: HAZARD SPOTLIGHT

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