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Cognitive and Collaborative Demands of Freight Conductor Activities: Results and Implications of a Cognitive Task Analysis
Keywords: Cognitive task analysis, CTA, freight rail, freight conductor, conductor training, Rail Safety Improvement Act, RSIA, positive train control, PTC, conductor certification
Abstract: This report presents the results of a cognitive task analysis (CTA) that examined the cognitive and collaborative demands placed on conductors, as well as the knowledge and skills...
Keywords: noise exposure monitoring, load cell test stand
Abstract: This handbook is an update, restructuring and expansion of the 1982 document “Handbook for the Measurement, Analysis, and Abatement of Railroad Noise” originally developed by...
This handbook is an update, restructuring and expansion of the 1982 document “Handbook for the Measurement, Analysis, and Abatement of Railroad Noise” originally developed by...
The Impact of Safety Rules Revisions on Safety Culture, Incident Rates, and Liability Claims in the U.S. Railroad Industry
Keywords: Railroad safety culture, safety rules revision, safety rules consolidation, compliance, FELA, Federal Employer’s Liability Act, incident rates, liability claims, lessons-learned
Keywords: Safety Assessment, Simplified Testing, In-Cab Sound Level
Abstract: The railroad industry, unlike most other U.S. industries, is not subject to the safety regulations of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Instead, railroad workers...