Preco Electronics President & CEO
We believe that those responsible for heavy-duty equipment operations have a desire to keep the people and property around them safe and free from harm. This seasonal e-newsletter is designed to give you a quick snapshot of the industry from the perspective of the leader in collision mitigation products. Our goal is help you see what’s ahead as we all strive to create safer work zones, more alert operators, and more efficient organizations.
In this newsletter we take a look at what is happening within heavy-duty industry and discuss how it applies to you, your company and its safety culture.
As you may know by now, OSHA is making some significant modifications to their fine structuring and to how they share their data with the public. We’ve put together an overview of those changes and discuss why they are taking place.
There are an abundance of safety solutions available to fleets. One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do I know which safety technology will work for me?” There really is no one size fits all safety system, it comes down to integrating these technologies. Through sensor fusion companies are able to provide their operators with a more complete safety solution. We take a deeper look at what sensor fusion means and discuss how it is currently being used, what it looks like in the future, and how it will help keep your fleet safe.
Please click through to any of the articles or contact one of our Safety Specialists to learn more about PRECO’s industry-leading object detection solutions.
|In the Know|
OSHA Increases Fines & Issues Final Rule
If workplace safety wasn’t already a top priority for high-hazard industry employers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just issued big incentives—in the form of harsh penalties—to make it so.
Beginning August 1, 2016, fines for safety violations that occurred after November 2, 2015 will increase by a whopping 78%. Maximum penalties for serious violations increase from $7,000 to $12,471, and willful or repeated violations receive a fine increase from $70,000 to $124,709 per violation. OSHA’s new fine hikes are the first in 25 years and are the result of provisions in the 2016 federal budget bill that mandate agencies keep penalties in line with inflation.
What is Sensor Fusion and How Does it Work for You?
Risk is inherent to any business. In heavy-duty industries, risk is associated with loss of life and accidents. As safety technologies continue to evolve, we are seeing exciting new innovations that enhance the ability to mitigate risk at the operator level and on the worksite. Sensor fusion is further enhancing these innovations by integrating these technologies to provide a more complete safety solution.
|Hawaii Successfully Surfs the Storms of Refuse Safety|
The combination of frequent storms, tourists, hungry rodents, and corrosive ocean air poses a challenge for all truck fleets operating in Hawaii. But for Honolulu Disposal’s refuse disposal trucks, the challenges can be even greater.
PRECO in the News
Preco has been sharing with others in the industry how its active collision mitigation technology is making an impact. Below is a sampling of where Preco is popping up in the news.
To better communicate and share information on a regular basis, Preco is proud to announce
IMA-NA Annual Meeting
IAA Commercial Vehicles
Utility Safety Conference & Expo