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Attitude Adjustments Could Prevent Aircraft Accidents

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.

Side Guards Safety Work Nets National Tech Transfer Award

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.

FAA Releases New Generation of Safety Software

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...

Joint Volpe-FRA Pilot Makes Measurable Improvements in Rail Safety

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. 

DOT Safety Council Transforms Departmental Culture

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.