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NETS Upcoming DSWW Wellness Campaign Featured

NETS upcoming Drive Safely Work Week® campaign focused on wellness was featured recently in Fleet Management Weekly. The full article may be found here: https://www.fleetmanagementweekly.com/link-between-driver-wellness-and-safety-is-the-focus-of-nets-drive-safely-work-week/

NETS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS Benchmark Report – 2017

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Speakers and Agenda Announced for NETS Annual Conference

August 22, 2019

VIENNA, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the full agenda and lineup of speakers for its upcoming annual conference. The conference will take place October 9th and 10th at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.

NETS annual conference is an opportunity to share road safety case studies, new research, and emerging issues with employer road safety peers. Conference participants include companies from diverse industries, representing a collective global fleet of more than half-a-million vehicles that travel nearly 11 billion miles annually.

This year’s conference agenda and topic selection is shaping up to be one of NETS most comprehensive on record. NEW this year will be an exclusive learning “track” for individuals who carry responsibilities for heavy good vehicles (HGV) as part of their organization’s supply chain. Also planned is a unique panel of speakers representing some of the world’s foremost automotive OEMS who will be addressing vehicle design and technology advancements which is sure to resonate with employer safety and fleet management professionals alike.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to engage directly with NETS sponsors who will be on-site for the duration of the event.

Keynote presenters include:

  • Honorable Bruce Landsberg, Vice Chairman, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB): NTSB’s “Most Wanted List” — Road Safety Challenges and Future Solutions
  • Sergio Rojas, Holistic Health Coach, Functional Movement Specialist and Certified Nutrition Specialist: Integrating Wellness Initiatives into Your Employee Road Safety Program, Including Real World Cost Implications
  • David L. Harkey, President Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute: Vehicle Technology in an Ever-changing Fleet World, Including the Latest OEM Technology Advances
  • Faye Caldwell, Attorney at Law, Caldwell Everson PLLC: Employer Cannabis Legalization and Policy Development: A Best Practice Employer Road Map

To review the agenda and full speaker lineup, visit https://trafficsafety.org/conference-2/nets-annual-strength-in-numbers-fleet-safety-benchmark-conference/

To find out more about the conference and to register, visit https://trafficsafety.org/conference-2/

About NETS

NETS is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership organization with a dedicated group of employer road safety professionals whose objective is to advance road safety for employees, their family members and members of the communities where they live and work. Members collaborate to improve road safety and reduce losses through fleet safety benchmarking and sharing proven, best practice approaches. NETS membership includes global traffic safety leaders across private industry and government, whose fleets range from fewer than 100 vehicles to those with more than 50,000.

NETS is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, which provides guidance to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011 – 2020 global initiative. For more information on NETS, visit www.trafficsafety.org.

Contacts

Joseph McKillips, NETS Executive Director 
NETS@trafficsafety.org 
+1(703)755-5350

Latin America Conference

NETS Announces First Ever Regional Satellite Conference

Did You Know?

Latin America Traffic Safety Statistics

  • Over 150,000 fatalities occur in the Region of the Americas each year representing 12% of the road traffic deaths worldwide.
  • In Costa Rica, over 70% of all traffic related deaths in 2017 involved pedestrians, cyclists, or motorcycle drivers.
  • In Brasil, there are 433,000 collisions per year and 5.1 deaths per hour.3
  • In Mexico, the cost of traffic crashes represents 1.7% of the country’s GDP.4  

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NETS is holding its first ever Regional Satellite Conference in Latin America April 2-3, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica at the Intercontinental Hotel. Conference registration and hotel information, as well as preliminary agenda, coming soon!

Whether you are responsible for leading an international road safety program or managing a fleet of vehicles, you know that spreading safe driving messages to drivers in Latin America represents unique challenges.
 
What if you had an opportunity to learn and share best practices and solutions across industries with other fleet safety managers who face similar challenges?  
 
Conference speakers will include:
 
  • NETS member organizations who operate in the region
  • Local road safety advocates
  • Government officials (invited)
  • Latin America NCAP (invited)
This inaugural event represents a valuable opportunity to learn about the variety of road safety initiatives and challenges specific to the region, and to share your own experiences.
 
NETS Sponsors will also have an opportunity to contribute with presentations of innovative approaches and technologies as well as exhibit space to highlight new technologies. 
 
The best solutions are the ones that come from open collaboration with your fellow road safety professionals through our shared experiences. 
 
Additional information is forthcoming. Mark your calendar now to join us!

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Toyota

Toyota Joins NETS Board of Directors

VIENNA, VA  –The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce Toyota Motor North America has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

Toyota’s continuous improvement philosophy drives its investment of $1.0M per hour on research and development for advancements in all areas of engineering and safety. Toyota and its subsidiaries globally produce more than 10 million vehicles per year. In North America alone, Toyota annually produces nearly 2 million vehicles and continues to be an industry leader in its commitment to building safe vehicles.

“With 10 manufacturing facilities, over 1200 dealerships and 137,000 Toyota and dealership personnel working across the U.S., Toyota looks forward to collaborating with NETS to help further that commitment to safety for its customers and society as a whole,” said Dave Depew, General Manager of Fleet Sales at Toyota Motor North America.

“The Board of Directors welcomes Toyota, in particular their Board representatives Tom DeLuise and Dave Depew, to NETS,” said Brian Sambirsky, NETS Board Chair and GM Land Logistics Safety, Shell. “Toyota is a global brand that is passionate about improving road safety for drivers and other road users. Collectively, the NETS Board of Directors could not be more pleased, and we look forward to collaborating with Tom and Dave as we work to reduce risk and save lives.”

NETS’ Board of Directors members are comprised of public and private sector leaders with a commitment to road safety. They are senior level leaders who promote NETS’ mission and represent businesses and organizations that have created a proactive safety culture by promoting traffic safety policies and awareness activities in their workplaces.

Established in 1989, NETS board of director companies are recognized in the U.S. and around the world for advancing road safety. Toyota joins current board members Abbott, AmeriFleet Transportation, The Coca-Cola Company, Chubb, Consolidated Edison, Hess Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Monsanto Company, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Group, Shell International Petroleum Company and UPS. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) serve as federal liaisons to the board of directors.

About NETS

NETS is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership dedicated to improving the safety of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on and off-the-job.

NETS is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, which provides guidance to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 global initiative. For more information on NETS, visit www.trafficsafety.org.

Brian Sambirsky Named New NETS Chairperson

VIENNA, VA  –The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce the election of Brian Sambirsky, General Manager, Downstream Road Safety for Shell, as NETS Board Chairperson for 2018 and 2019. Sambirsky replaces Dane Bremer Director, Corporate Safety & Global Business Continuity for Liberty Mutual, following a successful two-year term. Shell has been a NETS board member company since 2012, with Sambirsky serving as their representative since 2015.

In his 23-year career, Sambirsky has held roles in Projects, Operations and HSSE. In his current role with Shell, he is accountable for supporting all Downstream Class of Business road safety needs. “Shell is very aligned with the NETS mission to advance road safety for employees, their family members and the communities where they live and work. I am honored to serve as the NETS Chair, and I look forward to working with the Executive Director and Board of Directors in the journey to zero road fatalities,” said Sambirsky.

“The leadership, support and overall commitment to Road Safety displayed by Shell is known to many, and Brian will be a tremendous asset to our organization in his role as the NETS Chairperson for the next two years. Brian’s insights into the Shell business combined with his deep understanding and passion for road safety initiatives – both within the U.S. as well as globally will be instrumental in helping shape the future of our organization,” said Joe McKillips, Executive Director of NETS.

About NETS

NETS is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership dedicated to improving the safety of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on and off-the-job.

NETS is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, which provides guidance to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 global initiative. For more information on NETS, visit www.trafficsafety.org.

Companies Are Not Immune to Car Crash Costs

NETS’ Joe McKillips discusses the recently released Cost of Collisions Calculator in the National Safety Council “Safety First” blog.

A serious car crash can have impacts that stretch beyond those in the passenger compartments. While individuals sustain the first and worst injuries of a collision, companies also feel the hurt, which is why they should take steps to prevent crashes.

One such crash involved Patricia and Steve (not their real names) from Houston, Texas. Their SUV was hit by another driver while they were sitting at a stop sign, leaving both severely injured.

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Distracted Driving Serious Concern for Employers

ASSE’s “Professional Safety” magazine discusses distracted driving with NETS’ Joe McKillips.

Distracted driving is a serious concern for employers that operate fleets or whose employees must drive to perform their jobs.

Anything that can potentially distract a driver’s attention while the vehicle is either in motion on an active roadway or stopped, such as at a red light, can be considered a distraction.

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Fleet Management Weekly: Successful NETS Conference

As the newest member of the Fleet Management Weekly editorial team, it was a great privilege and pleasure to attend one of the finest fleet conferences I’ve been to — the 2017 Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Strength In Numbers Annual Fleet Safety Benchmark Conference last month in Charlottesville, Virginia.  And while that complete title is a mouthful for a two-day conference, it fully lived up to, if not exceeded, my expectations.

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NHTSA Thanksgiving Weekend “Buckle Up” Campaign

NHTSA Thanksgiving Weekend “Buckle Up” Campaign

https://www.trafficsafetymarketing.gov/get-materials/seat-belts/buckle/thanksgiving-weekend

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No Cellphones While Driving

NETS member companies and NETS’ Executive Director Joe McKillips discuss how employers are enacting policies banning use of electronic devices behind the wheel in order to increase worker safety. 

In January, Cargill instituted a policy banning employee use of handheld and hands-free cellphones while driving. The measure restricts about 150,000 workers worldwide from talking or texting on devices in any moving vehicle the Wayzata, MN-based company owns, leases or rents – and forbids work-related calls while operating personal vehicles.

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2017 STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® Annual Conference

Attendees at 2017 NETS Annual Benchmark Conference

Successful conference concluded!

Presentations are now available for those who attended the conference. If you are already a NETS member, please login to access the presentations. If you are not a NETS member but attended the conference, please contact Susan Gillies at sgillies@trafficsafety.org for access.

  • This year’s event included a number of leadership-themed presentations which strongly resonated with attendees. Leadership partners who support road safety programs of all sizes and maturity levels were encouraged to attend the conference in order to benefit from these presentations.
  • An exciting addition to this year’s proceedings was the opportunity to travel to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) / Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) Vehicle Research Center (VRC)to witness a “live” car-to-car crash test and participate in numerous hands-on vehicle demonstrations.
  • With employers placing increased emphasis on vehicle crash and integrity ratings, this hands-on field trip presented an excellent opportunity for road safety professionals to also invite personnel from their organization’s fleet leasing and procurement divisions as vehicle selection and decision-making is often a collaborative effort between each of these groups.

Keynote Speakers

Doug Keeley

Doug Keeley bio

CEO

The Mark of a Leader

Topic: The Role of Senior Business Leaders in Road Safety Program Development and Sustainability

David Strayer, Ph.D.

David Strayer, Ph.D. bio

University of Utah

Topic: The Science Behind Cognitive Distraction and Its Impact on Driver Performance

Debbie Weir

Debbie Weir bio

CEO

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Topic: Creating a Culture of Safe Choices

David Ward

David Ward bio

Secretary General

Global NCAP

Topic: Latest Findings and Trends in New Car Assessment Programs Worldwide

 

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Con Edison Joins The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety Board of Directors

May 23, 2017

Vienna, VA – The Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) is pleased to announce Consolidated Edison of New York (Con Edison) has joined the organization’s Board of Directors.

Con Edison’s fleet encompasses diverse functions, in diverse vehicles, in both urban and rural New York environments. The company serves more than 3 million customers in an extremely populous 660 square miles making up the city of New York.  It also serves more than 300,000 additional customers spread out over 1,350 square miles in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Con Edison’s road safety program focuses on measuring performance and improving safety through a combination of policies, expectations, rewards and interventions, communication and awareness, and oversight and measurement. A core component of the program is the focus on outcome-based metrics, with the assumption that all vehicle crashes are preventable. 

“Safety and operational excellence are at the core of everything we do to meet our customers’ energy needs, and roadway safety is no exception,” said Gregg Slintak, Con Edison’s Director of Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Fire Prevention. “Our dense urban driving environment demands unwavering focus, as well as strong commitment to the pursuit of continuous improvement. We’re pleased to join NETS Board of Directors and look forward to partnering with others in the broader mission to improve roadway safety for all users.”

“The Board of Directors extends a warm welcome to Con Edison and Gregg Slintak,” said Dane Bremer, NETS Board Chair and Director, Employee Safety & Global Business Continuity, Liberty Mutual. “Always innovating and working to improve road safety for their employees and the public, Con Edison brings additional diversity and Utility sector representation to the board. Collectively, we could not be more pleased and look forward to collaborating as we work to reduce risk and save lives.”

NETS’ Board of Directors members are comprised of public and private sector leaders with a commitment to road safety. They are senior level leaders who promote NETS’ mission and represent businesses and organizations that have created a proactive safety culture by promoting traffic safety policies and awareness activities in their workplaces.

Established in 1989, NETS board of director companies are recognized in the U.S. and around the world for advancing road safety. Consolidated Edison joins current board members Abbott, AmeriFleet Transportation, The Coca-Cola Company, Chubb, Hess Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Monsanto Company, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Group, Shell International Petroleum Company and UPS. In addition, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) serve as federal liaisons to the board of directors.

About NETS

NETS is a 501(c)3 public/private partnership dedicated to improving the safety of employees, their families, and members of the communities in which they live and work by preventing traffic crashes that occur both on and off-the-job. 

NETS is a member of the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration, which provides guidance to the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 global initiative. For more information on NETS, visit www.trafficsafety.org

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Contact:

Joseph McKillips, NETS Executive Director
jmckillips@trafficsafety.org
(703)755-5350

NIOSH Behind the Wheel at Work: Q&A With Joe McKillips

Joe became the Executive Director of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety in September 2016. As Executive Director, he is responsible for leading NETS’ road safety efforts, including the annual STRENGTH IN NUMBERS® road safety benchmark survey, Drive Safely Work Week™ campaign, and engagement with multi-sectoral partners in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to joining NETS, Joe had a 26-year career at Abbott, where his responsibilities included process safety, loss prevention, and global road safety. Joe represented Abbott on the NETS Board of Directors from 2008 to 2016, and served as NETS Board Chair in 2014 and 2015.

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