Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident Data for Root Cause Analysis

Publicly reported incident data can conceivably be used for understanding the root causes of, or major contributors to, events involving a spill or release of hazardous material during or incidental to transportation. This understanding can be used by regulators and industry to prioritize areas for attention and to develop or improve safety recommendations, regulations, and programs focused on preventing or reducing the likelihood of future incidents. Complete, detailed, and accurate data are needed for analyses to be meaningful and reflect actual issues. The objectives of this research are to (1) develop a set of practical recommendations for methods to improve the availability and quality of hazardous materials transportation incident data, (2) identify gaps and redundancies in reporting requirements, and (3) provide an estimate of the under-reporting of serious incidents. The scope of this research includes all transportation modes covered by 49 CFR Parts 100-180. </font></span></div><div style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font size="3"></font></div><div style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><strong><span style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt"><font color="#000000" size="3"></font></span></strong></div>


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $300000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project HM-02

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Project Managers:

    Rogers, William

  • Performing Organizations:

    Battelle Human Affairs

    Seattle, WA  United States  00000-0000
  • Principal Investigators:

    Greenburg, Arthur

  • Start Date: 20071120
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20090604
  • Source Data: RiP Project 15516

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01462735
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project HM-02
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:09PM