Research Results

An Evaluation of Safety Culture Initiatives at BNSF Railway

  • 10
  • Apr
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
REPORT NUMBER: RR 15-05
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Railroad safety culture; evaluation; BNSF; AN EVALUATION OF SAFETY CULTURE INITIATIVES AT BNSF RAILWAY
ABSTRACT: Major safety culture (SC) initiatives initiated in the FRA Office of Research, Technology and Development (RT&D), such as Clear Signal for Action (CSA), the Investigation of Safety Related Occurrences Protocol (ISROP), the Participative Safety Rules Revision, and the Confidential Close Calls Reporting System (C³RS) have evolved from successful pilot demonstration projects to company-wide and industry-wide initiatives, including Amtrak’s Safe-2-Safer program, the BNSF Railway (BNSF) SC program, Union Pacific Railroad’s Total Safety Culture program, and FRA R&D CSA’s Program for the Passenger/High-Speed Rail Industry, among others.
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