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


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 | Safety | Accidents | Occupational safety | Employees | Federal government | Age factors | Legislation

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