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Conference & Workshop
Keywords: Technical Training Standards, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA
Abstract: The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is announcing a series of three, free to the public educational seminars held at various locations around the United States in 2018. The...
Keywords: safety, personal electronic devices, distraction, electronic device distraction, cell phones, secondary task, railroad employees, safety-critical railroad employees
Abstract: This report describes two studies sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration that examined distraction from personal electronic device (PED) usage among safety-critical...
Start Time Variability and Predictability in Railroad Train and Engine Freight and Passenger Service Employees
Keywords: Work schedules, start time variability, fatigue, train and engine service, accident probability, FAST
Abstract: Start time variability in work schedules is often hypothesized to be a cause of railroad employee fatigue because unpredictable work start times prevent employees from planning...
A Job Analysis Design for the Rail Industry: Description and Model Analysis of the Job of Freight Conductor
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, freight conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics.
Abstract: This document provides a step-by-step description of the design and execution of a strategic job analysis, using the position of Freight Conductor as an example. This document was...
Criteria and procedures for validating biomathematical models of human performance and fatigue: Procedures for analysis of work schedules
Keywords: human factors; fatigue; work schedules; performance; biomathematical