At the 2013 Fleet Safety Conference, scheduled for June 25-27 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, Abbott’s Joseph L. McKillips, CSP, will present a keynote speech on how the company successfully adopted cell phone use expectations for its employees in its global fleet operations.

McKillips currently serves as senior manager of commercial program support for Abbott. During his 23-year tenure at the company, he has provided safety and health leadership and technical support throughout various manufacturing, R&D and commercial sales and service organizations with special emphasis in the areas of fleet safety, process safety management and loss prevention.

In addition to his career with Abbott, McKillips was a participating member of the ANSI/ASSE Z-15.1 Accredited Standards Committee on Safe Practices for Motor Vehicle Fleet Operations and is a member of the ASSE Northeast Illinois Chapter. He also serves on the Board of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS).

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