Bus Industry Safety Council Winter Meeting
Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH, United States

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Agenda:

Meeting Theme - "Emerging Technologies"

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Date Time Session/Activity Location
Sat., Jan. 14 12 pm - 1 pm

BISC Executive Committee Meeting

Room 8
Sat., Jan. 14 1 pm - 1:30 pm ABA Annual Meeting Room 26 AB
Sat., Jan. 14

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

BISC Orientation Session

Get a feel for who and what the Bus Industry Safety Council is, when they will meet, what they discuss and how you can get involved. The mission of the BISC is about improving motorcoach safety and ensuring that your bus is ready to travel safely down the road. If you are a safety, compliance or maintenance professional, this is where you need to be.

Room 26AB
       
Date Time Session/Activity  
Sun., Jan. 15 7:45 am - 8:45 am Bus Operator Breakfast Grand Ballroom A-C
Sun., Jan. 15 9 am - 10:30 am BISC Opening General Session Room 26 AB
Sun., Jan. 15 10:30 am - 11 am Break  
Sun., Jan. 15 11 am - 12 pm BISC Topical Session: Maintaining Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warnings & other Emerging Safety Technologies

Presented by the Vehicle Technical Operations Committee

With many new safety technologies coming into the motorcoach industry, learn what's new and available. Find out how they can improve the safety of your operations and what might be coming next.
Room 25A
Sun., Jan. 15 11 am - 12 pm

BISC Topical Session: Diagnosing & Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Presented by the Human Performance Committee

Obstructive sleep apnea has been identified as a critical issue in driver health and wellness. As we seek to promote a long and prosperous career for our invaluable drivers, learn what steps can be taken in screening and treating sleep apnea.

Room 25B
Sun., Jan. 15 11 am - 12 pm

BISC Topical Session: Self Driving & Crowd Sourced Operations for Mass Transportation

As more and more ride sharing services are emerging in the marketplace, many are starting to specialize in providing mass transportation services and using bus operators. Find out more about how they style and incorporate safety into their operations.

Room 25C
Sun., Jan. 15 12:20 pm - 2:15 pm All-Delegate Lunch Hall A & Grand Ballroom A-C
Sun., Jan. 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

BISC Topical Session: Are You a Party? The NTSB Post-Accident Investigation Process

Presented by the Government Activities Review Committee

What happens when the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) initiates a post-accident investigation?  Do you a have a role?  Can you talk to the media?  Can you challenge their findings?  Learn the answer to these questions and more about the NTSB investigation process following a transportation accident.

Room 25A
Sun., Jan. 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

BISC Topical Session: Delivering Online Entry-Level & Refresher Driver Training

Presented by the Human Performance Committee

Finding the next generation of drivers is also a concern for many operators. FMCSA has recently released a new entry level driver training curriculum and training program outline. Utilizing this new blueprint for training may help welcome a new generation of better trained drivers to your operations. Take a look at a new, but affordable technology and training materials.

Room 25B
Sun., Jan. 15 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

BISC Topical Session: The Rest of the Story: Motorcoach Crash Analysis

As an industry, there is much to be learned from the unfortunate accidents of other companies. During this session we will look at a couple of motorcoach crashes in recent years and hear from a panel of safety, compliance and training experts from fleets of all sizes as to what kind of lessons they would implement In their companies to help avoid or mitigate a similar incident.

Room 25C
Sun., Jan. 15 3:30 pm - 4 pm

Break

 
Sun., Jan. 15 4 pm - 5 pm

BISC Topical Session: Lowering Your Cybersecurity Threat, Preparing for the Next Generation Attack

Presented by the Security Committee

How safe and secure are your operations? With technology becoming more and more integrated into our lives and businesses, cybersecurity is the next frontier that we must focus on to ensure our continued profitability. Learn what steps TSA recommends to help better secure your business.

Room 25A
Sun., Jan. 15 4 pm - 5 pm

BISC Topical Session: How Emerging Technologies Will be Used for Enforcement

As new technologies have emerged to help bus operators improve the safety performance of their vehicles upon the highway, the tools available to law enforcement also continue to increase in their capabilities. Understand what some of the new tools available to law enforcement are able to do. Some time in the near future, officials will no longer need to stop vehicles to inspect them to ensure the safety of operations. See what could be part of the inspection of tomorrow.

Room 25B
Sun., Jan. 15 4 pm - 5 pm

BISC Topical Session: The Rest of the Story: Motorcoach Crash Analysis

As an industry, there is much to be learned from the unfortunate accidents of other companies. During this session we will look at a couple of motorcoach crashes in recent years and hear from a panel of safety, compliance and training experts from fleets of all sizes as to what kind of lessons they would implement In their companies to help avoid or mitigate a similar incident.

Room 25C
       

Date

Time Session/Activity  
Mon., Jan. 16 7:45 am - 8:45 am Bus Operator Breakfast Grand Ballroom A-C
Mon., Jan. 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am

BISC Topical Session: Avoiding Your Next DOT Violation, A Look at the Top 10 Vehicle Violations & Possible Solutions

Presented by the Vehicle Technical Operations Committee

Talk shop with one of our industry's foremost fleet safety experts and look at the trends that are emerging related to motorcoach vehicle violations during safety inspections. Learn about the most commonly occurring violations over the past year and what steps you can take to avoid them during your next inspection.

Room 25A
Mon., Jan. 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am

BISC Topical Session: Understanding & Integrating In-Vehicle Monitoring Systems into your Operations, Taking Driver Monitoring to the Next Level

In order to be effective, your safety technology has to communicate how safety managers should make improvements to ensure that drivers are performing at their best. Telematics systems provide amazing safety analytics that will help managers monitor, evaluate and perfect safe operations for their passengers. Learn what types of systems are available and what type of feedback they can provide to help improve safety and performance.

Room 25B
Mon., Jan. 16 9:30 am - 10:30 am

BISC Topical Session: Figuring Out Your Company's Public Safety Profile, SMS & DataQs

Do you know what your safety profile looks like to law enforcement and the traveling public? Take your safety program to the next level in learning how to monitor and maintain your public facing safety information. Learn how to combat unfair or inaccurate violations.

Room 25C
Mon., Jan. 16 10:30 am - 11 am Break  
Mon., Jan. 16 11 am - 12 pm

BISC Topical Session: Understanding the New OSHA Recordkeeping & Reporting Requirements for Workplace Injuries

Presented by the Workplace Health & Environmental Safety Committee

The Occupational safety and health Administration recently updated the regulations  requiring that an employer’s procedure for reporting work-related injuries and illnesses must be reasonable and not deter or discourage employees from reporting. Find out what is expected and procedures for reporting work-related injuries or illnesses.

Room 25A
Mon., Jan. 16 11 am - 12 pm

BISC Topical Session: What to Expect Post-Election, the Federal Update

Presented by the Government Activities Review Committee

The fall 2016 elections will have an impact on both legislative and regulatory activities going forward.  What will this mean to you and your business?  Learn about the status of policies, regulations and legislation.  Also, gain insight on the organization of the new governing leaderships.

Room 25B
Mon., Jan. 16 11 am - 12 pm

BISC Topical Session: Speed Limiters - What They Do, How They Work & How To Troubleshoot Them

One of the latest debates on the regulatory front revolves around reducing the severity of crashes by mandating the use of speed limiters on all trucks and buses. Find out how speed limiters work, what they do and stay up to speed on the latest developments.

Room 26AB
Mon., Jan. 16 12:20 pm - 2:30 pm All-Delegate Lunch  
Mon., Jan. 16 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

BISC Topical Session: Utilizing Employee Behavior Prediction Evaluation Technologies & Techniques, Identifiying Problem Employees

Presented by the Security Committee

One of the biggest concerns for any employer is how their employees might be able to negatively impact their business or impact the productivity of other workers. New technologies and techniques have emerged to help you better identify and avoid your next problem employee.

Room 25A
Mon., Jan. 16 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

BISC Topical Session: Tips for Effective Online Filing of Workplace Injury Reports

Presented by the Workplace Health & Environmental Safety Committee

New OSHA regulations require the filing of workplace injury reports online. Learn how to navigate this new online filing system and how to avoid your next workplace safety violation.

Room 25B
Mon., Jan. 16 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

BISC Topical Session: Insurance & Liability Implications for Malfunctioning or Poorly Maintained Vehicle Safety Technologies

Your safety, compliance and preventive maintenance policies can have a significant impact on determining your company's exposure when an insurance claim is on the horizon. Understand what steps you need to take before introducing the newest safety technologies into your operations and what responsibilities you have in the eyes of your insurer.

Room 26AB
Mon., Jan. 16 3:45 pm - 4 pm Break  
Mon., Jan. 16 4 pm - 5 pm BISC Closing General Session Room 26AB
       
Date Time Session/Activity  
Tues., Jan. 17 9:30 am - 11:30 am Special Topical Session: Briefing on FMCSA's Notice: Passenger Carrier Guidance

 
Room 26AB

Participation

The Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) is comprised of security, safety, operational leaders and government officials from across the North American motorcoach industry with the mission to continually raise the level of safety in the intercity bus and motorcoach industry through collaborative efforts of professionals in a workshop and educational environment.

Membership in the Bus Industry Safety Council is NOT required for partcipation in BISC meetings.  BISC is co-located with the American Bus Association Annual Meeting & Marketplace to expand your networking, product knowledge/showcase and educational opportunities.  Registration for BISC includes access to ABA Annual Meeting & Marketplace events.

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Registration

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