Managing Motor Fleet Safety Programs:
Training for the Safety Director
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This course is required training for the Certified Director of Safety (CDS)
and can be applied to the Certified Safety Supervisor (CSS) designation.
After this course, participants will be able to:
Establish safety policy and procedures.
Apply quality management principles and tools to safety management.
Develop measurement standards and control systems for fleet safety.
Analyze company records to quantify the Return on Investment of safety programs.
Evaluate critical data in each technical program area covered in this course.
Make recommendations to establish and continuously improve safety programs.
Act as an advocate for safety in their company.
Create a company safety culture and “sell” upper management on the safety philosophy.
Course Description: This course is designed to provide transportation safety directors and prospective safety directors with the vision and skills that they need to manage an effective safety program. Participants will be playing the role of a newly-hired safety director at a company in need of a safety overhaul. Through case-based scenarios, learn how to “sell” safety to top management, foster a safety “culture” in the organization, demonstrate safety’s Return on Investment, and consistently improve the safety of company operations using quality management approaches. The following topics will be covered:
Þ How to become a Certified Director of Safety (CDS)
Þ Safety is good business – demonstrating the effect of safe operation on profitability.
Þ The quality management approach to safety programs: how to identify the root cause of company
safety problems and establish systems for continuous improvement.
Þ Employee injury/illness management programs: focusing on critical safe behaviors to prevent or
reduce injuries; managing injury costs through early return to work programs.
Þ Driver performance management: using quality tools to identify the root causes of Hours of
Service violations and to analyze driver turnover.
Þ Accident analysis and litigation: root cause analysis of accident trends; a case study in accident
Þ Implementing safety: how to implement the concepts introduced in this course in your own
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