Railroad Safety Programs and Effectiveness

by William J. Harris, Texas A&M Univ, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Highway Safety: At the Crossroads

Abstract:

Safety in the railroad industry has been a matter of concern to employees, officers, federal agencies and the general public since railroads came into being. This paper summarizes the recent railroad safety record and includes a discussion of the causes of accidents and measures taken to reduce accident intensity and frequency.



Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Traffic accidents | Legislation | Occupational safety | Employees | Federal government

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