Further Validation of Safety Culture Measurement Tool for Improving Safety in Commuter Rail Operations

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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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $185054
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Denver

    2199 S University Blvd
    Denver, Colorado  United States  80208
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sherry, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20170418
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180731
  • Actual Completion Date: 20190604
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-532

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01646843
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT13-G-UTC38
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Sep 26 2017 3:04PM