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Forum – Safety Culture: Enhancing Transportation Safety

On Tuesday and Wednesday, September 10-11, 2013, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a forum titled, “Safety Culture: Enhancing Transportation Safety.” The forum is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

The Forum is scheduled to run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day.

The forum will address ways of enhancing safety by providing first-hand accounts of efforts from both transportation and non-transportation industries to develop effective safety cultures and to implement specific safety-enhancement techniques. Highlighting progress while recognizing remaining challenges, the invited panelists will discuss advances in safety culture research, and describe the roles, responsibilities, and methods for developing effective safety cultures within their industries.

The forum panels will include:

  • Research Perspectives on Organizational Accidents
  • Techniques to Enhance Organizational Safety
  • Organizational Leadership Perspectives on Safety Culture
  • Non-Transportation Perspectives on Safety Culture
  • Safety Culture Management and Oversight in Transportation
  • Companies and their Safety Culture Experiences.

There will also be a review of some recent organizational accidents that have been investigated by the NTSB. Invited panelists will include researchers, regulators, and industry leaders.

The forum will be held in the NTSB Board Room and Conference Center, located at 429 L’Enfant Plaza E., S.W., Washington, DC. The public can view the forum in person or by live webcast. Webcast archives are generally available by the end of the next day following the forum, and webcasts are archived for a period of 3 months from after the date of the event.

Organizations and/or individuals can submit input for consideration as part of the forum’s archived materials. Submissions should directly address one or more of the forum’s topic areas (identified by the panel titles) and should be submitted electronically as an attached document to: Input received will be entered into the public docket for this forum.


To learn more, visit the NTSB website for more information.

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