UMA Safety Management Seminar will focus on ‘back-to-basics’

When vehicles roll, there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to ensure compliance and safety. For companies operating with skeleton crews, that means everyone needs to be concerned with these issues.

UMA’s Safety Management Seminar on Dec. 1-3 will focus on the basics of safety and compliance for companies where fewer employees are wearing more hats.

“It’s time to get back to basics,” said UMA Risk Management Chair Matt Dance. “This year the Safety Management Seminar will be virtual, allowing more staff to attend.” 

At a time when so many are wearing more than one hat as staffing is thinner, it makes sense to get more personnel involved in and knowledgeable about the safety management process and compliance issues.

Safety Management curriculum

UMA is offering team pricing for this virtual event, to make the event more affordable. All sessions will be recorded to allow convenient replaying and viewing by registrants.

The agenda includes briefings from all the major regulatory agencies motorcoach operators deal with, along with a “back-to-basics” curriculum including topics like: 

  • regulatory compliance
  • common defects on roadside inspections
  • driver management, and 
  • laws, legal updates, and trends relative to COVID-19

David Cooper from the Transportation Security Administration will be updating the 2020 UMA Safety Management Seminar attendees regarding agency actions including the latest training requirements.

As the Industry Engagement Manager for Highway and Motor Carrier within TSA’s Surface Policy Division, Cooper has responsibility for coordination and collaboration with public and private sector stakeholders on behalf of TSA. 

A focus on problem-solving

This year’s seminar is geared toward smaller teams who need to wear more hats.

“As many of you know, we typically have a cap on attendance for this event,” Dance said. “But this year, since it’s virtual, everybody and anybody can attend.”

The schedule includes breakout sessions focused on problem-solving.

This year’s seminar has more capacity for attendance due to being virtual. In previous years, the event routinely sold out due to limited space. Teams of five can register for the low rate of $199 if their company is a UMA member. Individuals from member companies can register for $119. 

National Interstate Insurance is a Title Sponsor.

The full agenda is online, and registration is open now. Sponsorships are available as well. Contact Ken Presley for more information. 

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