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How-To-SAFETY Joins 2014 NHTSA Region 2 Child Passenger Safety Technical Conference

posted May 9, 2014, 11:04 PM by Alina L   [ updated Mar 28, 2015, 12:41 PM ]
How-To-SAFETY joins 2014 NHTSA Region 2 Child Passenger Safety Technical Conference. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with the Conference Planning Committee is hosting the eleventh Child Passenger Safety Technical Conference held at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania in June of 2014.

The NHTSA Region 2 Child Passenger Safety (CPS) Conference Planning Committee is a group of child passenger safety advocates, comprised of representatives from state and local governments, safety advocacy groups, non-profit and education agencies from New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  The Committee’s goal is to organize a regional conference for child passenger safety technicians, instructors and others who are interested in obtaining knowledge about the safe transportation of children.

The conference aims to provide informative sessions that reflect the diversity of the field, with the intent of increasing knowledge and sharing best practices among the States and beyond. Hundreds of CPS technicians, instructors and policymakers will be discussing the most current and accurate occupant protection resources, programs, and delivery systems.

Educational sessions include topics and updates regarding advanced vehicle safety features, crash dynamics, LATCH changes, side impact updates, compartmentalization, EMS pediatric transport, CPS law enforcement, strategies for hospital based OPC programs, school bus safety, top tether observation studies, development and implementation of safety programs, industry trends and resources, pediatrician and parent CPS knowledge, practices following revised AAP policy, transporting children with special healthcare needs, and manufacturer's updates.