The cause of most aircraft accidents is not mechanical failures or malfunctioning equipment—it’s humans. Pilots can be their own worst enemies, but awareness of common hazardous behaviors can help reduce accidents.
A Volpe team that investigated and promoted life-saving truck side guards in partnership with Boston, New York, Cambridge, and San Francisco won a national 2016 Federal Laboratory Consortium Excellence in Technology Transfer award.
The March 2016 edition of Safety Science highlights the results of Volpe’s independent evaluation of a two-year pilot initiative sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration.
Edited by Volpe’s Dr. Stephen Popkin, a new book by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society provides policy makers, practitioners, and researchers with real-world, practical guidance for addressing worker fatigue and transportation safety.
The Federal Aviation Administration has an army of more than 6,000 inspectors and safety professionals who evaluate facilities and equipment, assess air carrier operations, and make sure that air crews are certified and trained. For more than three decades, FAA has used inspection models and...
A recent analysis has shown that the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS) program has made significant improvements in both safety and safety culture since its introduction in 2007, including a 31 percent decrease in derailments.
The DOT Safety Council is leading a transformative shift in DOT's safety culture by breaking down organizational silos and leveraging best safety practices throughout the department by instituting cross-modal safety discussion and action.
When the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) realized in 2004 that safety in rail had plateaued, they embarked on an effort to improve safety culture, and thus improve overall rail safety.