An independent evaluation of the Switching Operations Fatality Analysis 2010 Working Group's processes /

"The Switching Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) Working Group was formed to analyze the factors contributing to fatalities in switching operations. The 2010 Working Group invited an independent team of evaluators to assess the thoroughness of the SOFA methodology with the goal of promoting u...

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Imprint:Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, [2009]
Description:1 online resource (v, 14 p.) : col. ill.
Language:English
Subject:United States. -- Federal Railroad Administration. -- Switching Operations Fatality Analysis Working Group.
Railroad yards -- Safety measures -- Evaluation.
Railroad accidents -- Investigation -- United States.
Railroads -- Switching -- United States.
Railroads -- Switching -- Safety measures -- Evaluation.
Railroad accidents.
Evaluation.
Railroad safety.
fatalities.
Switching.
Railroad accidents -- Investigation.
Railroads -- Switching.
United States.
Format: E-Resource U.S. Federal Government Document Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8941041
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Other authors / contributors:Bonnet, Deborah.
Coplen, Michael K.
Patton, Michael Quinn.
Ranney, Joyce Mary.
Snow, Juna Zeth, 1972-
Morrow, Stephanie.
Notes:Title from title screen (viewed on September 11, 2012).
"December 2009."
"Performing Organization, U.S. Department of Transportation/Research and Innovative Technology Administration/John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center"--Technical report documentation page.
"Authors: Deborah Bonnet, Michael Coplen, Michael Quinn Patton, Joyce Ranney & Juna Snow"--Technical rept. documentation page.
"Program Manager: Michael Coplen, Federal Railroad Administration. Task Monitor: Stephanie Morrow, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center."--Technical rept. documentation page.
"DOT/FRA/ORD-09/23."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 12).
Technical report.
Text document (PDF).
Sponsored by U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development HG384/RR04 DTFR53-07-D00004-TO008
System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:"The Switching Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) Working Group was formed to analyze the factors contributing to fatalities in switching operations. The 2010 Working Group invited an independent team of evaluators to assess the thoroughness of the SOFA methodology with the goal of promoting utilization of SOFA findings. This report, prepared by the evaluation team, describes the SOFA 2010 tools and processes and concludes that they are both systematic and rigorous. The railroad industry is urged to give careful consideration to the findings of the SOFA Working Group in the interest of improving rail yard safety in the years ahead."--Technical report documentation page.
GPO item no.:0701-C-06 (online)
Govt.docs classification:TD 3.15:09/23