This project provides a manpower review of national, state and local needs for safety skills, and projects future manning levels for transportation safety personnel in both the public and private sectors. Survey information revealed that there are currently approximately 121,000 persons employed directly in transportation safety occupations within the air carrier, highway and traffic safety, motor carrier, pipeline, rail carrier, and marine carrier transportation industry groups. The projected need for 1980 is over 145,000 of which over 80% will be in highway safety. An analysis of transportation tasks is included, and shows ten general categories about which the majority of safety activities are focused. A skills analysis shows a generally high level of educational background and several years of experience are required for most transportation safety jobs. An overall review of safety programs in the transportation industry is included, together with chapters on the individual transportation modes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Florida Technological University, Orlando

    Transportation Systems Institute
    Orlando, FL  United States  32816

    Department of Transportation

    Office of University Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Bauer, C S
    • Bowden, H M
    • Colford, C A
    • DeFilipps, P J
    • Dennis, J D
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 359 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169279
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/TST-77/40 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-40020
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM