Independent truckers wanting to work on New Brunswick highway projects will now be required to take certain safety courses in an effort to make highway projects safer.

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Independent truck operators will now require safety courses

Starting April 1, 2013 private operators of trucks will have to take the following courses:

  • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Orientation
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) Training
  • Work Area Traffic Control Manual (WATCM) Awareness Training

According to the New Brunswick website the courses will be available from:

OHS and WHMIS Courses

New Brunswick Construction Safety Association (NBCSA)
Miramichi, NB
Phone 1-877-382-7233 or

Safety Services New Brunswick (SSNB)
Fredericton, NB
Phone 1-877-762-7233 or email

Association of Safety and Health Consultants and Trainers (ASHCAT)

H. Pickard and Associates
Fredericton, NB
Phone 1-888-892-7888 or email

Corkum and Jenkins Safety Consultants
Quispamsis, NB
Phone 506-847-2518 or email

Eastern Construction Safety
Fredericton, NB
Phone 506-455-1151 or email

WATCM Awareness Training is available from the NBDTI website.

Contact the DTI Construction Branch at 506-453-5711 for more information.

New Brunswick is also reminding operators, drivers must have the correct class of license for the vehicles operated and daily pre-trip inspections are also required.

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