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FLEET SAFETY PROGRAMS. Prepared By: Walter Chun, PhD, CSP, CHSP, CECM. WHY DO WE NEED ONE?. The difference between responsibility and liability. Decision making: conviction, character, and counsel Regulatory compliance Due diligence Best interest of employees and company.

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Fleet safety programs

FLEET SAFETY PROGRAMS

Prepared By: Walter Chun, PhD, CSP, CHSP, CECM


Why do we need one
WHY DO WE NEED ONE?

  • The difference between responsibility and liability.

  • Decision making: conviction, character, and counsel

  • Regulatory compliance

  • Due diligence

  • Best interest of employees and company


Regulatory compliance
Regulatory Compliance

  • How will you relate to a compliance agency your due diligence?

    • Tangible proof, written program, documentation of actions, measurement processes, and evaluations.

    • Actions reflect the intent.

  • How will you demonstrate your best effort?


Liability
Liability

  • How will you relate to the families of victims or employees?

    • Due Diligence

  • How will you defend your actions and the company?

    • Due Diligence


Negligence
Negligence

  • Did you know it was wrong?

  • Did you fail to take action?

  • OSHA violations can be viewed as negligence per se


Common problems
Common Problems

  • Fleet safety programs are often intangible or viewed as a long range effort

  • Short term effects of some programs are encouraging – but they are short term

  • Program elements are broad range and costly

  • Not a high priority


Expert or consultant
Expert or Consultant

  • Existing program elements defined

  • Implementation of the program elements

  • Documentation or demonstration of implementation

  • Accident investigation

  • Contributory negligence


Osha hiosh dot regulations
OSHA/HIOSH/DOT Regulations

  • General Duty Clause – Employers must provide a safe and healthful work place.

  • DOT regulations – Enforcement of regulations for safe operations on public roads.

  • Insurance carriers – Fleet safety programs to minimize risk.


Recommendations
Recommendations

  • Due diligence

  • Written program

  • Management Leadership

  • Analysis of operations

  • Training

  • Monitoring

  • Evaluation


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