WFIA Safety Committee Webinar March 10th, 2011
Safety Committee Agenda WFIA Safety Committee March 11, 2011 • 9:00 – 9:05 Call In • Introductions • Upcoming Webinars • 9:05 – 9:25 Monthly Safety Topic: Driver Safety • 9:25 – 9:30 Old Business • OSHA 300 logs • New Citation • Fall Protection • OSHA 300 logs • 9:30 – 9:45 New Business • Upcoming Workshop • 9:40 –9:45 Questions & Discussion
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Objectives • Participants will review statistical data involving driver incidents. • Participants will review and discuss benefits of a driver safety program • Participants will review the 10 steps to an effective program
Driver Safety National Statistics • Every 12 minutes someone dies • Every 10 seconds an motor injury occurs • Every 5 seconds a crash occurs
National Cost Per Vehicle Accident • Loss of co-worker, friend, or family member • 60 Billion Annually in medical care for businesses • Average crash cost employer $16,500 • On-the-job crash that results in an injury $74,000 • Fatality exceeds $500,000
Washington State Statistics On Washington public roadways between 2004 and 2008 there were 640,364 total collisions, 2679 fatal collisions, and 11,725 serious injury collisions. In 2009, there were 1663 worker compensation claims where workers were injured in highway accidents. Costs for these claims was $20 million. Work-related motor vehicle crash fatalities in Washington State, 1998-2007 Annual Collision Data - Washington State Department of Transportation
Is Driver Safety Training Worth The Cost? 61% of Business Executives Polled believed driver safety had a ROI of 3.00 or more for every dollar spent!
Top three causes of motor vehicle accidents Picture from expired meter
10 Steps to Minimize Crashes • Senior Management Commitment • Written Policies • Driver Agreement • Crash Reporting and Investigation • Motor Vehicle Records • Vehicle Selection, Maintenance, and Inspection • Disciplinary Action • Reward Program • Driver Training • Regulatory Compliance
Safe Driving Tips • Basic rules to follow: • Wear seatbelts • Drive the speed limit • Obey traffic signs and stop lights • Use turn signals • Do not tailgate Drivers should be extra cautious and alert : • at peak times of the day when there are more people • when children are present • when driving through a worksite • at entrances and exits, including driveways • at crosswalks • at railroad crossings • during poor weather conditions • when driving at night
Resources American Driver & Traffic Safety Education Association Washington Traffic Safety Commission Department of Licensing – Driving records National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Washington Operation Lifesaver– safety at railroad crossings AAA Foundation for Highway Safety Center for Disease Control & Prevention – motor vehicle safety
OSHA 300 Workshop Survey Scores Old Business • Working on Roof without fall protection • OSHA 300 logs not kept
Next Meeting Drugs Abuse in the Workplace Thursday April 14, 2010 Workplace safety is vital to keeping a workforce healthy. The key to keeping costs at a reasonable level in Washington State is to prevent injuries from occurring in the first place. By implementing the recommendations we have outlined, we are not guaranteeing that injuries will not occur, but we believe that with these items in place, they will give you a better chance at preventing costly claims. Our loss prevention service is advisory only and we assume no responsibility for management or control of customer safety activities nor for implementation of recommended corrective measures. This report is based on information supplied by the client and/or observations of conditions and practices at the time of the visit. We have not tried to identify all hazards. We do not warrant that requirements of any federal, state or local law, regulation or ordinance have or have not been met.