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Title:Further Validation of Safety Culture Measurement Tool for Improving Safety in Commuter Rail Operations
Principal Investigators:Patrick Sherry
University:University of Denver
Grant #:DTRT13-G-UTC38 (MAP21)
Project #:MPC-532
RH Display ID:15713
Keywords:metrics (quantitative assessment), organization, railroad commuter service, railroads, railroad safety, safety management, validation


The development and implementation of a standard metric of safety culture is needed. Such a metric would enable the comparison of pre-post interventions as well as the normative comparison of organizations to each other. In addition, such an instrument will aid greatly in the identification of areas within an organization, such as departments, relationship between management and labor, training programs and other areas that are in need of improvement relative to establishing a strong safety culture. Essentially, such a tool could be used to create a road map towards the development of a more robust culture within in an organization. Thus, the proposed study will attempt to gather data that will continue to validate and provide normative comparison data on safety culture that will aid organizations in the development.

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