Safety Culture: A Significant Influence on Safety in Transportation

An organization’s safety culture can influence safety outcomes. Research and experience show that when safety culture is strong, accidents are less frequent and less severe. As a result, building and maintaining strong safety cultures should be a top priority across the transportation industry. This research paper identifies the most important elements of a strong safety culture, and highlights opportunities for developing the Department of Transportation (DOT) strategy for improving safety culture in transportation.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

    Cambridge, MA  United States  02142

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Office of Research, Development, and Technology
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Morrow, Stephanie
    • Coplen, Michael
  • Publication Date: 2017-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Bibliography; Figures;
  • Pagination: 63p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01643732
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/FRA/OR-17/09
  • Created Date: Aug 17 2017 5:09PM