What If! • What if spoke or heard Hello! was the last word you Daddy's Little Princess Some of these Weapons weight Less than 4 ozs • Most Risk Management Professional and Law Enforcement Agencies will testify that some are less in size that and three credit cards stacked one on top of the other • We give them to our employees for protection • We give them to our Kids, the wife or girl friend, just for the love of it. Why Yes it does come with batteries how did you know! • Most Government Agencies Issue them to there field operatives • I beat my last nickel your Momma has one in her purse for when she's lonely • Most Politicians have at least One • We demand them in some cases 24-7 It is a recorded Fact ----Injuries and Incidents Do Not Have to Happen . . . • A new on-the-job injury or illness case every • SEVEN seconds It comes in colors, and style, It has over nine buttons but we are all a little over fascinated , with using only a few of the them ! Risk Management -- What is it? • The process of identifying, assessing, and controlling hazards arising from operational factors and making decisions that balance the risk costs with company benefits. • It is not an excuse to avoid a tough business practices or competition. Protect the Company Through Risk Management Step 1: Identify Hazards Risk Management Process Assess Hazards Develop Controls & Make Risk Decision Identify Hazards Supervise & Evaluate Implement Controls Identify Hazards The objective is to identify those hazards most likely to result in loss worker safety or operational costs Terminology • Hazard - any actual or potential condition that can cause injury, illness, or death of personnel, damage to or loss of equipment, property or company degradation. Protect the Company Through Risk Management Funny at work we are commanded to do Hazard Assessments Hazard assessment 7(1) An employer must assess a work site and identify existing and potential hazards before work begins at the work site or prior to the construction of a new work site. 7(2) An employer must prepare a report of the results of a hazard assessment and the methods used to control or eliminate the hazards identified. 7(3) An employer must ensure that the date on which the hazard assessment is prepared or revised is recorded on it. 7(4) An employer must ensure that the hazard assessment is repeated (a) at reasonably practicable intervals to prevent the development of unsafe and unhealthy working conditions, (b) when a new work process is introduced, (c) when a work process or operation changes, or (d) before the construction of significant additions or alterations to a work site. Risk Management Talks about Prevention, Control, Review of Others in the Industry so we can reduce our premiums and costs • There are over 2 million people who own such a weapon of single mass human destruction • Most Companies and agencies not only issue them but require them to do business • And when the boss needs you right now, he or she needs the answer to his organizations success! Inattention Usage While Driving Inattention Increases the Risk of a Crash or Near-crash 3X – Reading 3X - Applying Make-up 3X - Dialing Hand-held Device 1.3X - Talking/Listening on Hand-held Device It has a minimum of three times the normal risk management level of creating a motor vehicle incident, injury or death 10 * Dial & Drive Die Before we start, we warn you that the following slides contain graphic material. These pictures are from a very young girl whose dreams faded once she made the wrong choice of using her cell phone while driving. A SIMPLE SECOND OF DISTRACTION TOOK AWAY HER LIFE AND DREAMS. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED! There are no second chances, Don’t think this can’t happen to you..... Cell Phone Behavior Compared By Selected Demographics % Total Age 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Gender Male Female 41 37 52 26 16 45 35 Use Cell Phone Every Day or Several Times per Week While Driving Roses that never reached it’s destination. They could have been for her mom, dad, brother or boyfriend…We’ll never know! All we know is that it could have been avoided. With the evolution of small, hand-held cellular telephones, there has been increasing concern regarding the ability of a driver to operate a vehicle safely with one hand, while holding and manipulating the phone with the other Wireless companies have come up with many innovative solutions to minimize the effects of driving and talking on a cell phone. How Pointed to I have to Be I‘m just looking see that you are working Safely! • It will never happen to me, I'm a trained professional driver • Besides the boss needs me when he needs me now! Murray was on his cell phone leaving a voicemail when the impact happened ... ... not the kind of message any of us want to hear. He probably didn’t realize he was in the wrong lane .... ... he didn’t see the 22 tonnne truck hauling silage that was oncoming in that lane. The police investigation confirmed that in the last seconds before impact, Murray was driving 98 km/h ... and he never touched the brakes. a The silage truck driver saw Murray enter his lane and was trying to enter the ditch. Police feel the silage truck was travelling about 85 km/h when the impact occured. The force of the impact broke the front axle and drove the engine into the pavement. a Murray was not as “lucky”. A 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 3/4 ton doesn’t offer the same protection as a 1987 Freightliner. Murray survived the impact but died enroute to hospital ... ... he would have been 40 years old in 3 weeks. a The Facts • By 2005 studies showed that cell phone use, hand-held or hands-free, increased the risk of an accident by fourfold. • 20% of drivers admit to texting while driving • 66% of drivers ages 18-24 use wireless devices for text messaging while driving Reasons for Concern Every year 91 million people use their cell phones while driving Business accounts for only 31 percent of all calls made Safety Benefits include: • Being able to call for help if vehicle is disabled • Calling for help in a Medical Emergency • Alerting authorities of hazardous road conditions • Obtaining directions when lost • Alerting authorities of crimes in progress Of these, 18 million drivers use their phones on each trip Right Now-----------Right Away-----------Right Beside your Family while driving on the highway, The NHTSA estimates that at any given moment, there are half a million drivers who are talking on hand-held cellular phones What Preliminary Studies have Revealed • Talking on a cell phone can impair ability to adjust speed due to changes in overall traffic speed • Complex conversation leads to increased reaction time • Risk of having an incident increases by as much as four times when talking on a cell phone Evidence does indicate that talking a cell phone while driving may impair driving ability Talking on a cell phone versus other distractions • The difference lies in that the driver’s reaction time is impeded when talking on the phone and situational awareness is diverted • Drivers react significantly slower to an unexpected event during a phone conversation and are unaware of traffic movements around them • Passengers in the car often alert drivers to dangerous situations, in sharp contrast to a person at the other end of the cellular phone who may not even be aware that the caller is driving and therefore will not react to a change in driving conditions Police Crash Reports should include information on whether a Cell Phone played a role in the accident Possible Alternatives which can be Implemented to Lower the Risk of a Vehicular Accident while Talking on a Cell Phone • Total ban on cellular telephone use in motor vehicles • Technology Evaluation and Determination of Safer Alternatives for cell phone use in motor vehicles • Enforcement of Existing Reckless Driving/ Driver Inattention Laws; and imposing Harsher Penalties • Ban or limit the use of cellular phones while driving a company vehicle Employers Should Play an Important Role in Education • Workers are more likely to die from traffic accidents than any other job hazard • Business calls are more likely to distract drivers than simple conversations • Employers who allow their employees to use their cellular phones while driving may be held liable for a crash Enforcing Existing Laws and Increasing Penalties to Ensure Safer Driving Habits • There is movement a foot to control the uncontrolled, but it doesn’t protect the company from Vicarious Liability or Civil Penalty. • Punishment is a notoriously poor motivator unless it is swift, reasonably severe, and very certain • Enforcement of negligent and reckless driving does not currently fulfill any of these three criteria WARNING YOU HAVE ALL HEARD IT BEFORE DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE DON’T USE DRUGS Don’t Dial or Talk while Driving, it seems simple Hope It’s Not Urgent There is a point and reason for Voice Mail DO NOT use it when you drive. Don’t risk your life Your Life, your Companies or Agencies Future, your Family--- are not worth it, don’t being dying to take the call!