FLEET SAFETY Presented by Evergreen Safety Council Why Accident Prevention? Annual MVA deaths average 47,000 In Oregon, the past 5 years motor vehicle crashes is the leading cause of workplace deaths In Oregon, 32% of the 37 compensable deaths in 2006 were from motor vehicle crashes
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Presented by Evergreen Safety Council
Every employer shall… furnish employment and a place of employment which are safe and healthful for employees therein, and shall do every other thing reasonably necessary to protect the life, safety and health of such employees.
Time lost by workers and supervisors attending the victim
Clean up and start up of interrupted services
Training new workers to replace injured workers
Reduced morale and efficiency
Increased insurance premiums
Negative Media Attention
Policy states what disqualifies an employee from driving!
Flexibility in program content which meets the specific needs of the Organization.
Front End Needs Assessment
Publish clear, understandable safety policy
Large fleets need a safety professional
Make clear to all levels of management they are responsible for preventing collisions
Budget sufficient funds (training, equipment, etc)
Provide personal leadershipFrom the Start
On a fleet basis, is anyone at the helm?
Is anyone watching similarities of failure?
Accident Repetition – Equipment Failure Cost
Who is responsible for ensuring emergency equipment is in place for each vehicle?
Establish Fleet goals and benchmarks
Have a good driver selection and training process
Have a strong fleet management program including research, procurement and replacement.
Ensure Fleet Longevity through a sound maintenance program
Periodic Program Review
Have Fleet Safety MangerSummary
Gene Rushing, Oregon Representative
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