Grand Sierra Resort | Reno, NV | July 21-25 2012

Safety & Security

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please note, schedule subject to change

Sunday, July 22

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

“Driver Distractions”

Moderator: Marisa Weisinger
Panelists: Shmuel Bolen, Charley Kennington

"Multitasking", "Information Processing", "Fast Paced Communication"...In an industry where the public expectation is high for safety excellence, what are we doing to enhance awareness of and prevention in our operations?

2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

“Lessons Learned from Emergency Exercises”

Presenter: Chris Smith, Nevada Office of Emergency Management

Monday, July 23

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

“Fires on School Buses”

Presenters: Leon Langley, Diana Hollander, Ralph Knight

11 a.m. – Noon

“School Bus Accidents: Preventing, Preparing, Responding and Recovering”

Presenter: John Fahey

Safety is the number one priority for any school district. A school bus accident, by its very nature, is a major emergency event. A large group of students can be involved in a frightening or perhaps even injury-causing incident. School bus accidents can also present tremendous concern and anxiety on the part of parents. Our panel will describe the concept of treating a school bus accident as you would any other major emergency event using the principles of prepare, respond, recovery and mitigate to ensure that this critical responsibility is handled correctly.

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

“Bus Evacuation Phase III: Special Needs & Head Start Evacuations with Seat Belts”

Presenters: Charley Kennington, Marisa Weisinger, Susan Hunt

Demonstrations and discussion on how to remove children from safety restraint systems to allow the safe evacuation of a school bus. A PowerPoint presentation will discuss the proper way to remove children from child restraint systems. Demonstrations will be conducted by actually cutting harnesses and lap belts showing the best way to safely remove children from restraint systems. Scenarios: This presentation will have participants from the audience participating in a school bus evacuation drill removing children from child safety restraint systems and role playing the safe removal of the students.

Tuesday, July 24

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

“Understanding Driver Behaviors and Correlation of Citations to Crashes”

Presenter: Allan J. Jones

A very detailed statistical analysis was done on the patterns of traffic infractions and accidents. The results show a dramatic correlation between between a driver receiving a traffic ticket and how likely it is they will be involved in an accident within the next year. Discussion will include monitoring techniques and possible intervention strategies.

Wednesday, July 25

8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

“Risk Management”

Presenter: Michael Shields, Jackie James


9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

“Recognizing and Reporting Signs of Child Abuse”

Presenter: Charlene Majors

Remember when we told our children, "It's okay to tell?" Well, what if you don't know how to tell? What if you are too afraid, fearing more abuse? What if you don't have the ability to communicate? This session offers information for transporters to be able to recognize possible abuse and how to properly report the abuse.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

“Drug Free Work Place Policy”

Presenter: Michael Kennedy

The workshop for a Drug Free Workplace will focus on establishing a written policy on how to implement a Drug & Alcohol Testing program that goes beyond the DOT guidelines for CDL and safety sensitive employees. If you question your current policy or want to start a new DFW policy, this workshop speaks your language.