Presentation slide from ABA BISC meeting

BISC keynote speaker Earl F. Weener, Ph.D., spoke on the importance of creating a predictive safety culture.

In June, representatives from Protective Insurance Company’s Loss Prevention & Safety Services Department participated in the ABA Bus Industry Safety Council (BISC) Summer Meeting in Baltimore, Md. Topics covered at the meeting included entry-level driver training, FMCSA’s final rule on lease and interchange of vehicles, sleep apnea, health and safety committees, and physical ability testing. 

Following the BISC meeting, Protective representatives attended a briefing and live training exercise sponsored by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The goal of the exercise was to help operators prepare for and respond to a terror incident at a large-scale event.

The state of Maryland and the TSA educated participants about different types of explosives and the importance of developing active shooter and live bomb training. They held a breakout session in which small groups were guided through discussions of three different threat scenarios. Following the discussions, participants identified areas of strength and areas that need improvement in their own organizations. The meeting concluded with an off-site demonstration of the controlled detonation of an IED.

“Protective’s Loss Prevention & Safety Services representatives meet regularly with our customers to review their safety programs and offer assistance in developing best practices based on regulatory requirements and claim exposures,” says Tina Gilbert, Loss Prevention & Safety Services Specialist. “By attending these conferences, we are able to report back with the most updated information, resources and reports on risk trends in our industry.”

For more information on developing terror incident training for your organization, contact the Loss Prevention & Safety Services Department at or 800-644-5501 x7341.

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