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Keywords: At-risk behaviors, Behavior Based Safety, Clear Signal for Action, continuous improvement, peer-to-peer observation, safety culture, safety leadership development, human factors, feedback
Keywords: Human factors, cognitive task analysis, locomotive engineer, conductor, dispatcher, roadway worker, displays, Positive Train Control, PTC, teamwork, human system integration, HSI, safety
Abstract: This report examines teamwork processes that contribute to railroad operation safety. It integrates findings from previously conducted Cognitive Task Analyses (CTAs) that...
This report examines teamwork processes that contribute to railroad operation safety. It integrates findings from previously conducted Cognitive Task Analyses (CTAs) that...
Keywords: Run through switch, switch points, yard crews, passenger rail, systems-theoretic process analysis, STPA, STAMP, systems-theoretic accident model and processes
Abstract: This study examined why crews working in yard operations run through switches in the wrong direction or run through damaged switches. Running through a switch in the wrong...
Keywords: Railroad, Safety, Suicide, Training, Suicide Prevention, Transit
Abstract: Nearly one-third of all rail-related fatalities in the U.S. result from an intentional act of suicide. Rail carrier-based strategies to prevent these incidents are not well...
Keywords: Human Systems Integration, HSI, human factors, systems engineering, procurement process, human-centered design
Abstract: This report provides guidance on how the railroad industry can develop safer systems by acquiring new equipment based on human-centered design practices, or Human Systems...