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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Symposium on Prevention of Occupationally-Related Distracted Driving

Distracted driving (including texting while driving and cell phone use) is a major cause of motor vehicle crashes. Many workers may be distracted while performing work-related driving or during vehicle operations. Reducing distracted work-related driving and increasing awareness of the risk to employees that result from distracted driving is an important mission for safety and health professionals, employers and employees. This Symposium is designed to bring together a variety of stakeholder groups who are interested in reducing work-related driving distractions and generate recommendations for action, including new directions for research. This Symposium will include didactic presentations, interactive discussions and opportunities for networking, and demonstrations of training materials.

Monday, April 18, 2011
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Kossiakoff Conference Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
1-800-548-3647

8:30 - 9:00 am:
Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am:
Welcome and Review of the Agenda
Mary Doyle, MPH,RN, COHN-S/CM
Director, ERC Continuing Education Program
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Meeting Moderator

9:15 - 9:30 am:
Mission of the Symposium and Call to Action
Christine Branche, PhD
Principal Associate Director
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

9:30 - 9:50 am:
U.S. DOT Perspective on Distracted Driving
Peter Appel
Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Department of Transportation

9:50 - 10:10 am:
OSHA’s Perspective on Distracted Driving
David Michaels, PhD, MPH
Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA
Department of Labor

10:10 - 10:40 am:
What Does the Research Tell Us?
Jeffrey S. Hickman, PhD
Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
Center for Truck and Bus Safety
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

10:40 - 11:00 am:
Audience Q & A/Feedback for morning sessions

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break and Networking

11:15 - 12:00 pm:
Panel Discussion: Elements of Model Programs: Implementation Challenges
Moderator: Jack Hanley
Executive Director
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

Panelists:

Joseph Van Houten, PhD, CSP
Senior Director, Worldwide EHS
Johnson & Johnson

Tom Bennett
SH&E/OIMS Advisor, Fuels Marketing
Downstream & Chemical SSH&E

Amy Lokken, ARM
Group Director, North American Health & Safety
Coca-Cola Refreshments

David Hopps
Vice President, Risk Management Operations & Environment, Safety & Health
ServiceMaster

12:00 – 12:15 pm:
Audience Discussion and Feedback on Model Programs Panel

12:15 - 1:15 pm:
Lunch (provided on-site)

1:15 - 2:00 pm:
Panel Discussion: In-vehicle Technology to Address Distracted Driving
Moderator: Peter Appel
Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
Department of Transportation

Panelists:

Eric Collins, JD
Chief Operations Officer
Mobile Posse

Michael Petricone, JD
Senior VP, Government Affairs
Consumer Electronics Association

2:00 - 2:15 pm
Audience Discussion and Feedback on In-Vehicle Technology Panel

2:15 - 3:00 pm:
Panel Discussion: Worker Perspectives
Moderator: James August, MPH
Health and Safety Consultant

Panelists:

LaMont Byrd
Director, Safety and Health Department
International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Rich Duffy
Assistant to the General President for Occupational Health, Safety and Medicine
International Association of Fire Fighters – AFL/CIO

Ed Watt, MS
Director of Health and Safety
Transportation Workers Union of America

3:00 - 3:15 pm
Audience Discussion and Feedback on Workers’ Perspective Panel

3:15 - 3:45 pm:
Facilitated Discussion with Audience
Leslie Nickels, PhD, MEd
Senior Health Communications Fellow
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

3:45 - 4:00 pm:
Closing
Mary Doyle, Meeting Moderator

4:00 - 5:00 pm: 
Reception (on site)