• Funded through Federal 402 Highway Safety Funds via the PENNDOT

2016 School Transportation Webinar / Teleconference

Changes to Wheelchair Securement and Safety Regulations

Date: March 9, 2016

Time: 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm

Join your colleagues by webinar and/or telephone for a presentation and discussion with:

    Darren Reaume, Northeast Regional Sales Manager of Q'Straint / Sure-lok will speak about safe and effective wheelchair securement practices and regulatory issues for transporting students on the school bus / school vehicle 

    Moderator: Kathy Strotmeyer, Southwest Regional Coordinator, PA Traffic Injury Prevention Project

Webinar link and dial in number will be emailed prior to the event.

Intended Audience: School Transportation Personnel and CPS Technicians

Objectives:

  • Discuss the background and challenges of special needs transportation.
  • Discuss the current best practices of wheelchair securement on a school bus / school vehicle.
  • Discuss and identify a WC19 wheelchair and the safety benefits for passengers.
  • Discuss the recent changes and compliance to the regulations governing the safe transport of wheelchairs.

This Webinar has been pre-approved for 1.5 CEUs toward CPS re-certification.

If you would like to order materials, please visit our online resource center here or call 1-800 CAR BELT. 

Video and Resource Links:

  • Overview of new RESNA standards for transportation safety of occupants seated in wheelchairs

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcxVlh1lHA4&list=UUKZB_RSicQcB0f0vwgBfS7Q&feature=c4-overview

  • QRT-360 Meets Tomorrow's Standards, TODAY

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FABOSgUq7N8

  • Wheelchair Transportation Safety UMTRI – University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

          http://wc-transportation-safety.umtri.umich.edu/home

  • Ride Safe Brochure

          https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=dW1pY2guZWR1fHdjLXRyYW5zcG9ydGF0aW9uLXNhZmV0eXxneDo2ODhiNmM0MGZlYjg1OWNh