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Should Transportation Be Part of My Safety Program?

Christy Linn
Profile Picture of Christy Linn Christy Linn, Vice President, Business Development and Finance, co-founded SOAR Solutions in June 2012 to offer customers a comprehensive solution that uses web-based fleet, safety and operations software along with experienced professionals to support our customers’ data collection, entry process, analysis and reporting process. Responsible for strategy, marketing, and finance, Ms. Linn has over 15 years experience in communications, management, finance, and branding.  Full Bio
Q:Should transportation be a part of my safety program?
A:

In a word yes.

In many safety programs, a lot of emphasis is placed on people, training, safety meetings, and even the signage in and around the site. When it comes to the equipment used daily, the maintenance and upkeep is the responsibility of asset and fleet departments.

Communication breaks down between these teams often because of the heavy workloads and varying directives.

Closer relationships between these teams and aligning EHS, asset, and fleet priorities creates a safer environment when the people, the equipment, and the vehicles are included in a comprehensive safety plan.

Make time to bring these teams together on a regular basis and find ways to integrate fleet management into the safety program. Their role is critical to a strong safety culture. When the equipment and vehicles are in safe working order, employees feel their company is making a visible effort to make their work environment a safer one.

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