The United Motorcoach Association has announced the preliminary program and schedule for its 15th annual Safety Management Seminar. It will take place December 5-6 at the National Transportation Safety Board Training Center in Ashburn, VA.
The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, and from 8:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Dec 6.
The seminar features how-to applications of risk management, combined with important updates from regulatory agencies. The program will empower participants to reduce and eliminate risk wherever possible in their operations and facilities.
The seminar is for anyone who manages the risk associated with motorcoach fleet operations. Attendance is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Focus on Most Current Issues
This years seminar focuses on the industrys most pressing safety-related needs. These include legal concerns about harassment and discrimination, safety evaluations, and ELD implementation issues. The program will provide take-away information that attendees can put into practice right away.
Presenters will include Matt Daecher and Jeff Petrunak of Daecher Consulting Group, Bob Crescenzo of Lancer Insurance, Peter Chandler from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Passenger Carrier Division, attorney Jill Nagy of the firm SummersNagy, and Michael Laponte and Kenneth Bragg of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Following are a few of the featured sessions:
Safety Program Evaluation: Is your safety program effective? Is driver and employee performance trending positively or negatively? Do you know when it may be most effective for you to provide refresher training? What subjects should you be including in training? This session will review metrics that can be used to evaluate your safety program. It will also provide tips on information to gather and review to provide insight into your safety program.
Back to Basics: Environmental Safety & Compliance: Environmental safety and compliance are the most overlooked areas in transportation operations. If you don’t live in California or one of the few other states that have focused programs, management of environmental exposures is likely off-the-radar. This session will review key environmental safety and compliance areas your operation needs to know about and understand.
ELD Implementation Issues – Drivers & Management: Enforcement personnel from FMCSA will provide experiences and perspective on issues that will assist companies in better preparing themselves and their drivers for destination and roadside inspections. Additional perspective on management issues and violations encountered during compliance reviews will also provide valuable insight to attendees. It will help companies assess compliance with all aspects of this new technology. Plenty of time will be available for questions from the audience.
Back to the Future: What Past Behaviors and Crashes Predict
What do past behaviors and crashes mean for the future? Attendees will learn the correlation between past occurrences and the likelihood of future events that could disrupt operations and spell trouble. Basic steps that can be taken to manage future likelihoods and exposure will be included.
The registration fee is $295 for UMA members; $465 for non-members.
Complete schedule, registration and hotel information is available at www.uma.org/safety or by phoning UMA at (800) 424-8262.