The PESA Health & Safety Committee discussed methods in which companies can encourage safe driving behaviors during a roundtable on November 8, hosted by Baker Hughes, a GE company.
Panelists included John Snyder, Service Manger & EGHQ Safety Lead, Gardner Denver; Charles Easter, Fleet Safety Manager – US & Canada Geozone-QHSE, Weatherford, and Marko Tauriainen, North American Driving Manager, Schlumberger. Committee Chair, Loren Boisvert, VP Operations, Stream-Flo, moderated the discussion.
John Snyder outlined best practices for commercial motor vehicles entry-level driver training, sharing personal stories that have driven his passion to write driving policies and requirements for Gardner Denver. John shared how he strongly believes in working closely with the individuals he trains, as well as the management teams that work with drivers to ensure all are complying with the organization’s safe driving policies.
Charles Easter, Fleet Safety Manager – US & Canada Geozone-QHSE, Weatherford, discussed journey management, a process used to plan, authorize and monitor vehicle travel for all qualified journeys. Charles shared definitions of a qualified journey: pre-trip planning and booking a journey, journey check-in and closing a journey. He also discussed emergency response procedures and how they relate to driver responsibility and accountability.
Finally, Marko Tauriainen, North American Driving Manager, Schlumberger, lent his perspective on driving safety technology and innovation. Marko shared his insights on how companies have historically used technologies such as In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems (IVMS) and Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) and how these tools have changed and been implemented over the years. He illustrated that scientific testing and data have been used to improve driving monitoring systems, making them easier to use and more accurate.
Following the presentations, the speakers fielded questions from the audience, allowing for open discussion and sharing of best practices.
The PESA Health & Safety Committee will host quarterly roundtables in 2019, addressing topics including hand and finger safety, dropped objects, onboarding new employees into a safety culture and HSE data analytics.
If you are interested in learning more about the PESA Health & Safety Committee, please contact Peggy Helfert, Director, Membership Services.
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