Keywords: Technology adoption and impact, rail safety training, rail industry survey, rail education, rail industry diversity, workforce, workforce development
Keywords: safety, personal electronic devices, distraction, electronic device distraction, cell phones, secondary task, railroad employees, safety-critical railroad employees
Abstract: This report describes two studies sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration that examined distraction from personal electronic device (PED) usage among safety-critical...
A Job Analysis Design for the Rail Industry: Description and Model Analysis of the Job of Freight Conductor
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, freight conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics.
Abstract: This document provides a step-by-step description of the design and execution of a strategic job analysis, using the position of Freight Conductor as an example. This document was...
Keywords: Job analysis, job tasks, training assessment, passenger conductor, safety-sensitive positions, knowledge, skills, abilities
Abstract: This document describes the results of a job analysis that was conducted for the position of railroad Passenger Conductor. Key aspects of the position were identified, including...
Keywords: Recruitment, retention, attrition, railroad employee, workforce, staffing.
Abstract: This report presents findings of a study to better understand the challenges involved in recruiting and retaining qualified U.S. freight railroad employees to (1) replace the...