AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME: TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM SAFETY

This article describes the development of a standard methodology for transportation system safety (TSS) programs. A TSS program is simply a detailed set of procedures, analytical tools, and even checklists, properly used, that cover every possible aspects of the life cycle, or activity cycle, of a transportation facility or activity. This approach attempts to apply the concept of system safety originally used in hardware and product safety to all modes of transportation, to recognize the major contribution of human factors (e.g. psychological ones) to transportation accidents, and to docify and systematize all safety-related activities. Among the most promising analytical techniques discovered so far for use with TSS are failure-mode effects, criticality analysis, and fault-tree analysis.

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 10-12
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  • Accession Number: 00193485
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM