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Safety Management in the Pawnee Nation Tribal Safety Champions Workshop December 2, 2014.

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1 Safety Management in the Pawnee Nation Tribal Safety Champions Workshop December 2, 2014

2 Welcome (Nowah)

3 Agenda Pawnee Nation Transportation & Safety o Personnel o Mission Statement o Brief History o “Keystone” Road Safety Audit Safety Management Plan Thank You

4 Pawnee Nation Transportation & Safety

5 BIO Captain/Instructor for the Pawnee Fire Department o I have been in the Fire Service for 11years EMT for 8years Certified in HazMat Operations o We require our personnel to have HazMat Awareness 14 years Transportation experience o 11 years with the City of Pawnee and 3 years with the Pawnee Nation

6 Mission Statement The Pawnee Nation Department of Transportation and Safety (PNDOTS) strives to maintain the safety and integrity of our roadways and bridges, while continuing to plan and progress the growth of the Pawnee Nation. SAFETY is always FIRST! INTEGRITY is building things right the first time PLAN is the direction to achieve your goals PROGRESS is looking for improvement & growth

7 Brief History The Pawnee Nation currently has around 3,102 enrolled Tribal members. The Pawnee Nation first began their Transportation Program working with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) in 1995. In 2007, the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma Business Council made the decision to transition from BIA transportation department and work directly with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

8 Pawnee Nation Boundary

9 Safety & Integrity

10 Planning for Growth

11 Progress of the Pawnee Nation

12 Pawnee Nation Complex

13 Road Safety Audit (RSA) Southern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) and the Pawnee Nation coordinated a Road Safety Audit (RSA) Training and Field Visit in Pawnee, Oklahoma as a first step in developing our Tribal Transportation Safety Plan. We had approximately 40 people attend including: Tribal Officials, Local Government Officials, County Commissioners, ODOT, BIA; State, Tribal & Local Police; Tribal and Local Fire &EMS; Local School Representative.

14 Road Safety Audit (RSA) Figure

15 Road Safety Audit (RSA)

16 Safety Management Plan In 2013 we applied for Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funding (TTPSF) and received a grant to develop a safety management plan The Pawnee Nation Tribal Safety Workshop was held Feb. 26, 2014 and conducted with the aid of the Southern Plains Tribal Technical Assistance Program (TTAP) We had approximately 25 people attend the workshop.

17 Safety Management Plan Development of a Tribal Safety Plan Background and overview Identification/Discussion of Safety issues and concerns Integration with other safety plans Identify steps of implementation Identify the “Champions” of the cause

18 Safety Management Plan List of some of the safety issues and concerns that came out of our Safety Management meeting. Site distance in a school zone Poor communications for emergency services The need for an overpass over the railroad.

19 Safety Management Plan Pawnee Elementary School Pawnee Nation Cultural Learning Center Building Causing site distance problem

20 Safety Management Plan


22 Contact Information Chris McCray Pawnee Nation Transportation & Safety Manager; Phone (918)762-3655 Southern Plains TTAP Center - Go to Resources on the top menu. Click on Oklahoma Tribal Safety Plans.

23 Thank You

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