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Proactive Safety in the Rail Industry: Safety Management Systems at Work (PDF)

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To maintain vigilance on safety, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) taps into proactive risk management expertise at the U.S. DOT Volpe Center. The U.S. DOT Volpe Center supports two FRA demonstration programs: Clear Signal for Action (CSA) and Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS). 

These programs respectively zero in on risky behavior and conditions, and close calls in the rail industry. These programs showcase how the U.S. DOT Volpe Center's safety management design and analysis can stimulate safety culture change across an entire industry. 

CSA and C3RS haven't just improved safety, they've transformed the worker-manager paradigm. CSA and C3RS mean safer railways and more collaboration.

Last updated: Tuesday, January 25, 2022