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Implementing SLSI-Provided Opportunities Supports Safety Culture Growth

Document Series
Research Results
Federal Railroad Administration
Report Number
RR 22-07
Subject Safety Culture
Safety culture, safety culture model, safety culture assessment, safety culture measurement, evaluation, short line railroads, regional railroads

In this analysis, the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe) staff established Time 1 and Time 2 safety culture scores for each railroad, leveraging outputs from SLSI’s SCA process. Volpe staff then measured railroads’ safety culture growth within the 10 Core Elements. While the analysis revealed safety culture growth across all railroads and within all 10 Core Elements, the magnitude of improvement varied by railroad and Core Element.

Last updated: Monday, April 25, 2022