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The Impact of Participatory Safety Rules Revision on Incident Rates, Liability Claims, and Safety Culture in the U.S. Railroad Industry
Keywords: Railroad safety culture, safety rules revision, safety rules consolidation, compliance, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, FELA, incident rates, liability claims, lessons learned
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration Human Factors Research and Development Program sponsored a lessons learned study to examine the impact of safety rules revision on safety...
Highway Rail-Grade Crossing Safety Research: Railroad Infrastructure Trespassing Detection Systems Research
Keywords: Right of way, Trespass detection, deterrent system, Railroad bridge, Security system, Motion detectors, Infrared illuminators, central processing units
Abstract: Researchers evaluated a prototype video-based trespassing prevention system that used an attendant to warn trespassers in real time and to contact police if necessary.
Researchers evaluated a prototype video-based trespassing prevention system that used an attendant to warn trespassers in real time and to contact police if necessary.
Keywords: Crashworthiness, Anticlimbing, Collisions, Passenger rail vehicles, Freight locomotives
Abstract: This study addressed the feasibility of incorporating complete anticlimbing systems into both passenger and freight locomotives. Complete systems include pushback couplers,...
Keywords: Locomotive, Crashworthiness, Analysis, Simulation, Safety dynamic
Abstract: A technique was developed to realistically simulate the dynamic, nonlinear structural behavior of moving rail vehicles and objects struck during a collision. A new approach...
Reports to Congress
Enhancing Rail Safety Now and Into the 21st Century: The Federal Railroad Administration's Safety Program and Initiatives
Keywords: Safety, Safety programs, Safety initiatives, Rail Safety
Abstract: The report assesses the new safety program, known as the Safety Assurance and Compliance Program (SACP). This program complements correction of safety issues on a site-by-site...