The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit invites anyone in the field of injury prevention to join our webinar presentations. Speakers from around the world make presentations on relevant topics related to injury prevention, with a focus on evidence-based information and new research. Each year there are at least six one-hour presentations, which include time for questions from participants.

If you are interested in becoming a speaker, please contact Anita Yau

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, November 17, 2022, 10:00 AM PST

Truck Side Guards and Vulnerable Road User Safety

Dr. Alexander Epstein

Alexander K. Epstein, PhD
Senior General Engineer, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Volpe Center

Abstract: The talk will summarize evidence-based information and research regarding truck lateral protection devices, or side guards, as a readily available safety countermeasure to reduce fatal crashes with vulnerable road users. Implementation examples and resources will be highlighted, and feedback on barriers to implementation will inform ongoing Volpe Center support of fleet safety planning to help eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Alexander Epstein joined the U.S. DOT Volpe National Transportation Systems Center in 2011, where he leads a portfolio of vehicle safety research and implementation programs with major municipal fleets, develops partnerships to pilot and assess countermeasures for vulnerable road user safety, and performs traffic safety and decarbonization research in support of U.S. DOT and other agencies. Connecting innovation at the local level with best practices at the federal level, Dr. Epstein advises fleet-focused Vision Zero initiatives across the U.S. with the goal of preventing vulnerable road user deaths on our streets.