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Auto crashes account for the highest number of severe injuries and deaths in the workplace; in fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, transportation incidents accounted for 2 out of every 5 fatal workplace injuries in 2012. Obviously, the reduction of such injuries and fatalities is of vital importance to companies, especially those with fleet managers. Fleet Safety for Safety Professionals and Fleet Managers provides statistical and regulatory information of interest to safety professionals and fleet managers, as well information on, hiring and screening, crash histories of prospective employees, monitoring road behavior, training, and incentives for safe driving behavior. This book provides information and guidance on DOT and OSHA (and other) regulations that will be of particular interest to operations and safety managers with fleet responsibilities. “Fleet” in this book also includes buses as well. In addition to regulations, managers will find the research-based information on vehicles and accidents, as well as vehicle engineering and ergonomics useful in improving their driver training, selection and maintenance of vehicles, and improving driver comfort and lessening fatigue. The chapter on cost analysis and budgeting provides the economic fundamentals necessary to analyze capital expenditures and provide accurate cost-benefit analysis, whether the purchase is for a service or equipment. The chapter on sustainability offers real-world examples of companies who have integrated safety into continuous improvement of production operations, thereby reducing accidents while improving production efficiencies and optimizing use of materials. For those looking to improve their fleet safety programs, the chapters on benchmarking and best practices provide useful guidance and insights with direct applications, for both bus and truck fleet operations. Fleet Safety for Safety Professionals and Fleet Managers is invaluable to both fleet managers and any company that uses drivers and company vehicles in its business.
Author: Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E.
Publisher: American Society of Safety Engineers
About the Author
Joel M. Haight, Ph.D., P.E., is the Branch Chief of the Human Factors Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at their Pittsburgh Office of Mine Safety and Health Research. For the nearly 10 years prior to this appointment, Dr. Haight served as an Associate Professor of Energy and Mineral Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He has a Ph.D. and Master's degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering both from Auburn University. Dr. Haight worked as a manager and an environmental and safety engineer for the: Chevron Corporation for 18 years, prior to joining the faculty at Penn State. He has nearly 40 peer-reviewed publications and is the editor-in-chief of the American Society of Safety Engineer's The Safety Professionals Handbook. He is a professional member of American Society of Safety Professionals, American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Table of Contents
About the Editor and Authors
Chapter 1: DOT Regulations
Chapter 2: OSHA and Other Regulations
Chapter 3: Vehicles and Accidents
Chapter 4: Vehicle Engineering and Ergonomics
Chapter 5: Basic Economic Analysis and Engineering Economics
Chapter 6: Cost Analysis and Budgeting
Chapter 7: Sustainability and the Safety, Health, and Environmental Professional
Chapter 8: Benchmarking and Performance Criteria
Chapter 9: Best Practices
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