Find out how to prevent accidents before they happen

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KITCHENER, Ont. — Preventing incidents before they happen is the focus of the Fleet Safety Council’s 22nd annual educational conference, scheduled for 0ctober 24-26 in Kitchener, Ont.

The three-day conference to be held in Crowne Plaza Hotel includes a multitude of safety experts speaking on topics ranging from incident analysis to using behavioural science techniques to predict safety related actions.

The conference starts on the Thursday with a session dedicated to exploring transportation careers and concludes on the Saturday with a panel session led by Transportation Media editorial director Lou Smyrlis on the future of behaviour analysis.

Following is a quick look at the agenda:

Thursday, October 24, 1PM

Explore Transportation Career

This session will highlight streams available to encourage new entrants to the transportation industry.

Overview of Bramalea Secondary School’s new program to direct high school students to careers in the transportation industry.

Friday, October 25, 2013 8AM

Incident Analysis (How to effectively gather and analyze critical information)

Gathering and correctly interpreting information and evidence are foundational to an effective safety management system. Attend this session and walk through a mock incident. See how the true scope of the incident is uncovered as the investigation progresses. This session will walk people through the process of gathering information and making observations to analyze the root cause(s), as well as how to make appropriate recommendations for safety management improvement.

Overview of investigative & analysis tools available. Workshop on a “simple” crash that should lead to multiple recommendations for safety improvement

Friday, October 25, 2013 9AM

Predictive Behavioural Analytic Methods (Gathering Meaningful Behavioural Data)

Move your company from incident reactive to prevention proactive. Predictive behaviour analytics is a methodology used by safety professionals to predict and thereby prevent workplace incidents that could lead to injuries or fatalities. By applying this system using data collected from safety observations, workplace inspections and Job Safety Analysis inspection checklist programs an employer can go from being incident reactive to prevention proactive. Review what predictive analytics tools are available and the data needed to drive the process.

Friday, October 25, 2013 10AM

Profiling Behaviour Causes with Linkage Examination of behaviours that link to crash causal factors. How to use behavioural science techniques to predict safety-related behavior

Friday, October 25, 2013 1:30PM

Influence of Monitoring on Attitudes and Behaviour (how to encourage safe actions with a focus on training and incentive programs) Once you know how behaviour links to future crash involvement, learn how to effectively intercede and influence safer behaviour. Current practices have not been effective is sustaining long—term change.

Friday, October 25, 2013 3PM

Recognition and Risk Indicators – (A deeper look into specific behavior identification) Learn from the experts what telltale behavioural signs to look for and what they mean. This knowledge enables you to intervene before the crash happens.

Saturday, October 26, 2013 9AM – Panel Discussion: The Future of Behaviour Analysis

Technology has hit the trucking industry. Unless it is carefully managed, technology can have the opposite effect and produce more crashes. Learn how to effectively harness and leverage technologies and telematics to produce a safer fleet.

To find out more and to register, go to:

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