A Guide to Improving Psychological Safety for Small- and Medium-Sized Carriers
Dave A. Elniski, AMTA Industry Advisor, Safety and Compliance
Psychosocial and psychological hazards need to be addressed by safety management systems in the trucking industry. In addition to the compliance requirements under both federal and provincial legislation, carriers risk falling behind other carriers and industries by not taking steps to mitigate risk from these hazards.
However, trucking safety professionals are not as prepared to manage psychological safety; for many, this area of safety still feels new, and trucking-specific resources are scant.
AMTA has prepared this guide to addressing psychosocial hazards in trucking company safety programs as a way to assist individuals and carriers in addressing the psychological aspects of their safety programs.