Research Results

Short Line Safety Institute Pilot Safety Culture Assessment Project: Recruitment and Selection of Sites and Assessors

  • 06
  • Oct
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
REPORT NUMBER: RR 15-29
SUBJECT: Human Factors
KEYWORDS: Safety culture; training; education; evaluation; short line railroads; crude oil; personnel recruitment; personnel selection
ABSTRACT: The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), with the support of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Office of Research, Development and Technology (RD&T), is establishing a Short Line Safety Institute (Institute). The first step in creating the Institute is a Pilot Safety Culture Assessment Project (Pilot Project), which is focused on short line and regional railroads that transport crude oil. This report provides an update on the Pilot Project and the Institute. Specifically, this report describes how the railroads were selected for the Pilot Project and discusses recruiting, selecting, and training Assessors.
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