Founded in 1911, the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) is the oldest safety society in the USA and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 33,000 occupational safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and the environment in all industries, government and education. www.asse.org
At its most recent annual safety conference were delighted to present the following paper:
Snow, T, Murray W & Dubens, E. Implementing a Successful Global Driver Safety Program: The Pfizer Case. Paper presented at the American Society of Safety Engineers Safety 2012 Conference, Denver June 3-6 2012.
This case study of Pfizer's successful global driver safety program based on Virtual Risk Manager, and launched to date in over 20 countries in partnership with Interactive Driving Systems, offers useful good practice guidance and lessons for other organizations.
Overall the paper concludes that:
Making the business case for fleet safety is an important starting point, and driving for or to work is often the biggest risk workers face.
Pfizer successfully implemented a standardised but local global policy, program and processes informed by a systems-based 'Virtuous Circle'.
Many lessons and considerations are covered, but leadership is key to sustained success.
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