The 2020 Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit is over! Thank you to everyone that attended, helped volunteer part of their time, or spread word through social media. It was an AWESOME public service and GA event for the entire community.
Here are some facts about this year’s event:
- We were able to specifically facilitate attendance of 5 different schools with nearly 200 kiddos… This does not even include all those kiddos and people which come to the capital for a visit and then come to engage at the Summit.
- Of the 500 box lunches we provided we only have about 2 dozen left over…
- We had more than 40 different vendor tables and activities
- We had pre-summit coverage from several media partners including Hubbard Radio and IHeart Radio, Lamar Advertising, ABC 15 Arizona.
- We had day of the event coverage from more than 12 different media outlets… links below.
- We raised (and spent) more than $16,000, all used to facilitate the Drive Smart Arizona/ Annual Arizona Distracted Driving Summit message.
- We provided “door prize to encourage public to remain including 2 NASCA Vintage Jackets and 4 Tickets to the spring 2020 NASCAR race at Phoenix Raceway.
- We received our third Arizona Governors Proclamation for an Arizona Distracted Driving Awareness Week to coincide with the Summit.
- We hosted a huge mock vehicle crash/rescue simulation at the “foot” of the Arizona State Capital.
- We worked with three separate jurisdictions to shut down the entire road in front of the Capital for the event and restricted all vehicle traffic during the simulation.
ANSI in conjunction with the SAIA (Scaffold & Access Industry Association) recently updated their standard A92.22-2018. One of the biggest changes was the addition of this section/statement: “6.2.3 Supervisor Training – All personnel that directly supervise Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWPs) operators shall receive training. Users shall ensure personnel that directly supervise MEWP operators are trained as defined in ANSI A92.24 Section 7.5.” This is not only a best practice, but an industry recognized hazard that supervisors should at least have the same level of training as operators.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced in the Federal Register on December 27, 2019, that the minimum annual percentage rate for random drug testing will increase from 25% of the average number of driver positions to 50% of the average number of driver positions. This change, which becomes effective January 1, 2020, is pursuant to requirements found in 49 CFR 382.305. The minimum annual percentage rate for random alcohol testing will remain at 10%.
FMSCA regulations apply to any employees that operate (drives) a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) with a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,011 pounds, a vehicle designed to transport 16 or more occupants (including the driver), or any vehicle that is used in the transportation of hazardous materials that requires the vehicle to be placarded. FMSCA regulated employees need to be in compliance with the 2020 random drug and alcohol testing rates as of January 1, 2020.
Check out the latest podcast interview (9mins) with Tim Page-Bottorff, ASSP Region 2 Vice President discusses safety trends, how he got into safety, and the future of the profession.
Our next installment of the Arizona Chapter’s Safety podcast focuses on a member spotlight Jedediah Timmerman. He recently was awarded with the Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship. We sit down to discuss his safety journey and what’s next for him.