Safety Publications


Close Calls

Multer, J., Ranney, J., Hile, J. & Raslear, T. Developing an effective corrective action process: Lessons learned from operating a confidential close call reporting system. In Rail Human Factors: Supporting reliability, safety and cost reduction. Eds. Nastaran Dadashi, Anita Scott; John R Wilson; Ann Mills. London: Taylor & Francis, pp. 659-669. 2013 Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
Multer, Jordan. Moving toward a Just Culture in the U.S. Railroad Industry through Development of a Confidential Reporting System. 18th International Railway Safety Conference, Denver, Colorado. October 2008  You must have Word to view this file
New Vectors LLC, Confidential Close Call Reporting in the Railroad Industry: A Literature Review to Inform Evaluation. April 2006  Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
Ranney, J., Hile, J., Zuschlag, M., Morell, J., Coplen, M., Multer, J., & Raslear, T. Evaluations of Demonstration Pilots Produce Change. TR News, May-June 2013, pp. 28-36. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
Transportation Research Board, Improving Safety-related Rules Compliance in the Public Transportation Industry, TCRP Report 149. 2011 HTML
U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration, Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) Peer Review Team Human Performance Handbook. January 2009  Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
U.S. Department of Transportation, Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, C3RS Executive Briefing — Confidential Close Calls Reporting System Demonstration Program. November 2006 You must have Powerpoint to view this file
U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration, Invitation to join C3RS Demonstration Project. July 2005

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U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration, Improving Railroad Safety Through Understanding Close Calls. 2003 

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Rail Systems

Allen, Sareh, et al., Current Trends and Future Challenges in the Freight Railroad Industry, pages 40-43, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University. May 2008  Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
Amtrak, Environmental Health and Safety Report. 2011 Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
Nieminen, Levi, Carmen Bianco, and Dan Denison, Transforming the Safety Culture at New York City Transit, Dennison Consulting. 2016 Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
Sherry, Patrick and Karen Philbrick, Voluntary Reporting of Safety Information: The Feasibility of Developing Such Programs in the U.S. Railroad Industry and a Proposed Demonstration Demonstration Project. Intermodal Transportation Industry, University of Denver. May 2003 Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file
Wright, Linda and Tjerk Van Der Schaaf, Accident Versus Near-Miss Causation: a Critical Review of the Literature, an Empirical Test in the UK Railway Domain, and their Implications for other Sectors. 2003 Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to see this file


Human Factors

U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Railroad Safety, Collaborative Incident Analysis and Human Performance Handbook. May 2014

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Other Safety Reporting Systems

Corcoran, William and Linda Connell, Accident Precursor Analysis and Management: Reducing Technological Risk Through Diligence, National Academies Press. 2004

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Dekker, Sidney and Tom Laursen, From Punitive Action to Confidential Reporting: A Longitudinal Study of Organizational Learning from Incidents, Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare. September/October 2007: 50–56 Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file
Johnson, Chris, Failure in Safety-Critical Systems: A Handbook of Accident and Incident Reporting, University of Glasgow Press. 2003 HTML
Mills, Russell W. Incident Reporting Systems: Lessons from the Federal Aviation Administration's Air Traffic Organization. IBM Center for the Business of Government, 2013. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this file

 

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