In August, industry partners gathered in Indianapolis for the Baldwin & Lyons Claims + Safety 2013 Seminar. During the two-day event, attendees heard from experts on a variety of topics geared toward improving their fleet operations. Presentations from the Baldwin & Lyons Claims + Safety 2013 Seminar are available for download below.


Transportation industry worker safety and health

Ebony Poindexter, Indiana Department of Labor
Anthony Kuritz, Indiana Department of Labor

Presenters from the Indiana Department of Labor provided an overview of occupational safety and health regulations applicable to the transportation industry. The presentation also covered workplace injury and illness trends as well as proactive ways employers may develop and implement their workplace safety and health program.

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Avoiding the PR crash: How communication can work in an accident crisis

Jim Parham, Hirons & Company

If one of your drivers was involved in a high profile crash today, would your fleet know how to respond and handle media inquiries? This session went through creating a crisis communication plan in anticipation of a major crash occurring and how to handle site crisis management and media relations. It also covered how to monitor media during and after the crash, including social media, reputation management and brand management. Finally, this session discussed dealing with the repercussions of fatalities and fallouts from claims of negligence and wrongdoing.

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Workers’ compensation challenges and solutions

Vikas Shah, Baldwin & Lyons
Michael Case, Baldwin & Lyons
Mitch Freeman, PMSI

Presenters from Baldwin & Lyons provided an industry overview, including changes in the economy that impact the workers’ compensation market, frequency and severity trends and cost containment strategies. Mitch Freeman from PMSI also talked about the cost of prescription drugs, utilization review, brand versus generic prescriptions and PMSI’s predictive modeling system.

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CMV safety: From “my” seat

Darin Jones, FMCSA

This presentation provided a general overview on commercial motor vehicle safety initiatives, program updates and final regulatory updates as well as other safety hot topics related to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).

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Distracted driving: Addressing potential criminal ramifications

Matt Heffron, Brown and Brown P.C., L.L.O.

The worst-case results of distracted truck driving are fatalities. They are increasingly leading to criminal homicide prosecutions in many parts of the country. This presentation discussed the necessity of early intervention on behalf of the driver to improve the chance of averting prosecution, as well as how to handle the effect of a prosecution on a parallel civil wrongful-death claim.

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Commercial fleet insurance uses of telematics data

Dick Mahany, Baldwin & Lyons
Isaac Wash, ISO

Telematics systems are now widely accepted in the transportation industry as a tool to locate assets, improve customer services and better manage vehicle maintenance, fuel consumption and driver performance. This presentation gave an overview of commercial fleet telematics-based insurance programs and research being conducted through Baldwin & Lyons’ pilot program.

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