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Symposium on Prevention of Occupationally-Related
Distracted Driving

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

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Sponsored by: 
The Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center (ERC) for Occupational Safety and Health and
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Partnering with:
 Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) 

Location:
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Kossiakoff Conference Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, Maryland 20723
1-800-548-3647
Click here for directions and maps to The Kosiakoff Center
 

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.

Featuring:

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Peter Appel
Administrator, Research and Innovative Technology Administration
US Department of Transportation (DOT)

                                                                                                                                           

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David Michaels, PhD, MPH
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
Department of Labor (DOL)

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Christine Branche, PhD
Principal Associate Director, Office of Construction Safety and Health
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

Registration information:

Click here to download the registration form.

**Can't attend? We will also be offering a live webcast of the symposium for the same registration fee of $35.00. Make sure to check the webcast box on the registration form.**

$35.00 registration fee (Continental Breakfast, Refreshments, and Lunch Included).

Two methods of payment:

If paying by check:
Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Do not send cash.
Mail completed form to:

Attn: Keith Choi
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe St.
Room W7517
Baltimore, MD 21205

If paying by credit card:
MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted.
Email your completed registration form to kchoi@jhsph.edu

Or

Fax your completed registration form to our secure fax machine:
Keith Choi
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
FAX: 410-614-4986

*Please include your email address on the registration form. A confirmation letter and receipt of payment will be emailed once your payment is processed. This is a secure fax machine. If you have any questions or concerns about paying by credit card please contact Keith Choi at kchoi@jhsph.edu or (410) 955-4088.

Exhibitor Information:

Exhibitor fee is $500.00 ($250.00 for Non-Profits). Includes 8 foot table, admission for two booth personnel, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Download a registration form here and email to kchoi@jhsph.edu or fax to our secure fax machine at (410) 614-4986.

Directions and Lodging Information:

Directions: http://ep.jhu.edu/locations/apl/directions

Address
Applied Physics Laboratory APL Education Center
11100 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723-6099
(google map

From Baltimore and I-95 (southbound)
Take exit 38 (Maryland Route 32-sign will read "Toward Columbia") west to US 29 south. (Exit 38 is approximately 10 miles from the Baltimore Beltway, I-695.) Proceed about 1.5 miles on US 29 to Johns Hopkins Road. Turn right. APL is a quarter mile west. Turn right on Pond Road, just past the service station. Follow the signs to the Kossiakoff Center parking on the lower lot.

From Washington and I-95 (northbound)
Take exit 38 (Maryland Route 32-sign will read "Toward Columbia") west to US 29 south. (Exit 38 is approximately 10 miles from the Washington Beltway, I-495.) Proceed about 1.5 miles on US 29 to Johns Hopkins Road. Turn right. APL is a quarter mile west. Turn right on Pond Road, just past the service station. Follow the signs to the Kossiakoff Center parking on the lower lot.

From US 29
Proceed on US 29 to Johns Hopkins Road. Turn right if coming from the north or left if coming from the south. APL is a quarter mile west. Turn right on Pond Road, just past the service station. Follow the signs to the Kossiakoff Center parking on the lower lot.  

Lodging Information: http://www.jhuapl.edu/aboutapl/visitor/lodging.asp 

For visitors traveling in connection with Laboratory business, we recommend that you request the APL rate when making your reservation at one of the hotel properties listed above. If your reservation is being made through a hotel chain's 800 service, that service might not recognize the special APL rate. Therefore, make sure to advise the hotel front desk at check-in that your stay is related to your APL visit so that the hotel will honor the special rate.

Agenda with Slides:
(revised 4/20/11)

Presenter's slides also available for download at: http://www.jhsph.edu/erc/distracted-driving-slides.html

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, MS
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, MBA
Executive Director
Network of Employers for Traffic Safety

Panelists:

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

Tom Bennett, MA 
SH&E/OIMS Advisor, Fuels Marketing
Downstream & Chemical SSH&E
Exxon Mobil Corporation

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

David Hopps, MBA
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, MS
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, MS, CIH 
Director, Safety and Health Department
International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Rich Duffy, MSc 
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)


For more information please contact:

Mary L. Doyle, MPH, RN, COHN-S/CM
Director, ERC Continuing Education Program
Johns Hopkins School of Public Health
mdoyle@jhsph.edu 
(410) 955-0423

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