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Blind Spot Safety in the Utility Industry

By Aaron Benick on April 18, 2018

The world would come to a grinding halt without utility workers and the companies they work for. With all utility companies and workers have to worry about, safety priorities for vehicles and drivers have a tendency to get pushed down the list.

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Topics: Utility Safety, Fleet Safety, Blind Spot Monitoring, Safety Culture

PRECO Recognizes the Recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award

By Tamara Humpherys on March 8, 2018

PRECO Electronics proudly announces Fraley & Schilling's Michael Posz as the recipient of the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award. Posz, who took over as Fraley & Schilling's Director of Safety in 2016, has cultivated an existing safety culture with the introduction of new technology, increased education, and additional onboard training. The results of his efforts realized a 50 percent decline in incidents in 2017 for Fraley & Schilling while his organization has grown from 200 to more than 500 trucks.

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Topics: Preco Electronics, Safety Culture, Leadership, Excellence in Safety Award

PRECO Congratulates the 2017 Excellence in Safety Nominees and Finalists

By Tamara Humpherys on February 23, 2018

PRECO is honored to announce the finalists and top nominees for the 2017 Excellence in Safety Award. This year’s nominees are an esteemed group of individuals who continually strive to increase safety for their fleets and the public. They represent some of the most respected professionals in heavy-duty industries. The awardee will be announced at the upcoming 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, March 7-9th.

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Topics: Preco Electronics, Safety in Motion Award, Safety Culture, Leadership

The Three E’s of Spending on Safety

By Ed Renna on January 31, 2018

Safety is expensive. Without it, a single accident could be enough to bring down an entire company. Properly enforced, it comes with recurring costs for training, equipment, and extending time on the job to make sure it’s done the right way without cutting corners. Either way, money will be spent. This begs the question: when does it make the most sense to spend money on safety?

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Topics: Safety Technology, Proactive Safety, Safety Culture

Be Prepared: The Key Benefits of Risk Management

By Leslie Miiller on December 13, 2017

You’ve worked hard to build a profitable and sustainable business. Your employees are devoted to ensuring your company’s success, and in turn rely on you to make their living. Over the years you’ve obtained a significant amount of assets including property, equipment, supplies, and probably most importantly—a reputation that attracts customers. Don’t you want to protect it all? Of course you do. That protection is often created in a risk management plan.

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Topics: Your Bottom Line, Best Practices, Safety Culture, Leadership, Employee Engagement

Applications Open for the PRECO Electronics 2017 Excellence in Safety Award

By Tamara Humpherys on December 8, 2017

PRECO® Electronics, the global leader in heavy-duty collision avoidance solutions, has started accepting nominations for its seventh annual Excellence in Safety Award.  The PRECO Excellence in Safety Award recognizes leaders of change that address safety with vigor, while using advanced safety initiatives and thinking outside the box to make roadways and worksites safer.

 After receiving a record number of nominations in 2016, PRECO awarded the Solid Waste Association of North Americas (SWANA) David Biderman and City of Oxnard Environmental Resources Divisions George Van Hemert with the Excellence in Safety Award.  Both recipients demonstrated unparalleled commitment to safety to distinguish themselves as leaders in their respective markets.

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Topics: Best Practices, Preco Electronics, Safety in Motion Award, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture, Leadership, Safety Innovation

Don’t Sacrifice Safety on the Alter of Financial Goals

By Sean Martell on November 28, 2017

A study published in Journal of Accounting and Economics came to a conclusion that won’t surprise many people in heavy-duty industries: When you try to meet or beat earning expectations or reach other lofty financial goals, employee safety can suffer. How can managers solve this three-dimensional chess game of being fiscally responsible while ensuring the highest standards of safety? With ever-increasing pressure on profitability, it can be a very tough nut to crack.

“If managers believe that the firm may miss expectations under the ordinary course of business,” the study reports, “they may increase employees’ workloads or pressure them to work faster. In response, employees can compromise safety by overexerting themselves or by circumventing safety procedures that slow the flow of work. Second, managers may cut explicit and implicit safety costs, such as the costs of maintaining equipment and training employees, in their attempts to report higher earnings.”

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Topics: Proactive Safety, Your Bottom Line, Best Practices, ROI, Safety Awareness, Safety Culture

The Secret Weapon in Creating a Safety-Driven Culture

By Matt Wood on October 3, 2017

On-the-job injuries and fatalities are rarely caused by workplace conditions alone. Rather, the vast majority of accidents happen as a result of unsafe work behaviors, usually due to complacency and workers just “going through the motions.” The good news is, behaviors can change. Molding those behaviors to follow the belief that safety is a value not a priority (priorities can shift, after all) is an essential component to cultivating a safety-driven culture.

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Topics: Safety Culture, Leadership, Employee Engagement

ADAS, Training, and the Impact on Driver Safety

By Todd Carruthers on September 6, 2017

With the National Safety Council reporting an estimated 40,000 deaths a year caused by motor vehicles, there is no question that safety should be at the forefront of every driver’s mind.

Recently, PRECO attended a presentation during the 2017 Fleet Safety Conference on the effectiveness of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).  Some studies showed that ADAS had significant impacts on improving safety and driver awareness, others stressed that ADAS technology is still in its infancy and improvement is needed.

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Topics: Safety Technology, Advanced Driver Assistance System, Fleet Safety, Driver Training, Safety Culture

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