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Safety Culture: A Significant Influence on Safety in Transportation

  • 02
  • Aug
  • 2017
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-34
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/OR-17/09
SUBJECT: Accident Reduction
KEYWORDS: Safety culture, safety climate, safety, catastrophic accidents, accidents, organizational culture
ABSTRACT: An organization’s safety culture can influence safety outcomes. Research and experience show that when safety culture is strong, accidents are less frequent and less severe. As a result, building and maintaining strong safety cultures should be a top priority across the transportation industry. This research paper identifies the most important elements of a strong safety culture, and highlights opportunities for developing the Department of Transportation (DOT) strategy for improving safety culture in transportation.

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