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2017 Rail Safety Agenda/Schedule (subject to change)
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Sunday, April 9
Sunday: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Afternoon Check In & Registration, Mezzanine Level at top of escalators



Monday, April 10

Monday, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM: Continental Breakfast Buffet, Exhibits in Expo Area

Monday, 7:50 AM - 8:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Monday, 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
2017 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Rail Safety Seminar Presenter

 


"Genesee & Wyoming Railroad's Safety Integration Process"
Dave Ebbrecht, Senior Vice President, Northeast Region Railroads
Genesee & Wyoming Railroad Services, Inc.

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Mr. Ebbrecht's Keynote Presentation of "Genesee & Wyoming Railroad's Safety Integration Process" will explore the challenges associated with creating and implementing an effective safety culture that can adapt and evolve in times of acquisition and expansion. G&W operates properties in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe.
Monday, 8:45 AM - 9:20 AM
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"RSEWS – Redundant Signal Employee Warning System"
Peter Bartek, Vice President, Protran Technology (USA)

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Monday, 9:20 AM - 9:55 AM
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"Train Control Systems: Reduce Time and Cost with the Open Safety Platform menTCS"
Mathias Beer, Director Global Technical Solutions and Director Global Marketing
MEN Mikro Elektronik GmbH (Germany)

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Monday, 9:55 AM - 10:10 AM: Follow-on Q&A for Presenters, Audience Comments


Monday, 10:10 AM - 10:40 AM: Refreshment Break and Exhibits in Expo Area


Monday, 10:40 AM - 11:15 AM
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" Integrating Human Factors Into the Systems Lifecycle (ISO 15288) of a Large Light Rail Project"
Dr. Judy Village, PhD, CCPE, CPE, Human Factors Consultant, Rail and Transit, Infrastructure, SNC-Lavalin (Canada)

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Monday, 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
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"The Most Critical Risk Exposure in Railway and Public Transportation Operations Today and Why Current Approaches to Mitigate are Failing to Achieve Desired Results"
Randy Jamieson, Principal, Atticus Consulting Group, LLC (USA)

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Monday, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch Break (on your own), Expo Area Open


Monday, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Coffee Service and Exhibits in Expo Area


Monday, 1:30 PM - 2:05 PM
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"On the Feasibility of Life-Saving Locomotive Bumpers"
Bradley Paden, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara (USA)

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Monday, 2:05 PM - 2:40 PM
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"AREMA vs CENELEC - What You Need to Know for Cross Approval"
Co-presenter: Alireza Edraki MASc, PEng, PMP, Vice President, Gannett Fleming Transit and Rail System (US)
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"AREMA vs CENELEC - What You Need to Know for Cross Approval"
Co-presenter: Naeem Ali, PEng, Director & Principal Consultant, CBTC Solutions Inc. (Canada)
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Monday, 2:40 PM - 3:15 PM
RSII 2012 Presenter: Ken Reed

 

Accident Investigation: Using Root Cause Analysis to Break the Blame Cycle
Ken Reed, System Improvements, Inc.
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Monday, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM: : Refreshment Break and Exhibits in Expo Area


Monday, 3:45 PM - 4:20 PM
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"Safety and Security Certification Tracking for Major Light Rail Capital Projects"
Kurt Wilkinson, Director, Safety and Environmental Services, TriMet (USA)

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Monday, 4:20 PM - 4:55 PM
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"Mining Railroad Case Study:
Controlling Reoccurring Critical Risks to Increase Safety on Rio Tinto"

Chris Romrell, Sr. Coordinator - Rail, Rio Tinto Kennecott (USA)

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Monday, 4:55 PM - 5:30 PM
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"Objective and Assessment Strategies for Training Safety-Related Employees"
Katie Inouye, President, Spark Training Solutions (USA)

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Monday, 5:30 PM - 5:40 PM: Follow-on Q&A for Presenters, Audience Comments


Monday, 5:40 PM: Adjourn


Monday, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Reception on Mezzanine, Open Bar, Expo Area Open



Tuesday, April 11

Tuesday, 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM: Continental Breakfast Buffet, Exhibits in Expo Area

Tuesday, 7:50 AM - 8:00 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tuesday, 8:00 AM - 8:35 AM
Speaker

 

"The Emerging Role of Technology and Innovation in Rail Safety"
Richard Aaroe, President, Next Generation Rail Technologies, S.L., (Spain)

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Tuesday, 8:35 AM - 9:10 AM

 

"Improving Track Worker Safety at MARTA - FTA Pilot/Demonstration Project Update"
Co-Presenter: Mark Willer, Project Manager, Bombardier (Canada)
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Improving Track Worker Safety at MARTA - FTA Pilot/Demonstration Project Update
Co-Presenter: Abhay "AJ" Joshi,Project Manager, MARTA (USA)
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Tuesday, 9:10 AM - 9:45 AM
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"The Integration of Signaling Technology (ETCS) and Human Factors to Reduce Human Error Related Incidents in the South African Railways"
Nonhlanhla Ndima, Railway Safety Inspector, Rail Safety Regulators (South Africa)

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Tuesday, 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM: Follow-on Q&A for Presenters, Audience Comments


Tuesday, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Refreshment Break and Exhibits in Expo Area


Tuesday, 10:30 AM - 11:05 AM
RSII 2012 Presenter: Ken Reed

 

"Integrating and Securing Early Warning Systems for Level Crossings"
Co-presenter: Chen Sridhar, Senior Cost Consultant, AECOM (USA)
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Ken Reed

 

"Integrating and Securing Early Warning Systems for Level Crossings"
Co-presenter: Charles Ugalde, Senior Security Architect, ePlus Technology, inc.
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Tuesday,11:05 AM - 12:00 PM
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"The Role of Detector Technology and its Impact on Rail Safety"
Gary Wolf, President, Wolf Railway Consulting (USA)
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Tuesday, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch Break (on your own), Expo Area Open


Tuesday, 1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Coffee Service and Exhibits in Expo Area


Tuesday, 1:30 PM - 2:05 PM
Speaker

 

"Freight Rail Lessons From Transit Rail Safety Programs"
Ron Mitchell, AECOM (Canada)

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Tuesday, 2:05 PM - 2:40 PM
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"Why People Don't Want to Obey Rules: Case Studies From Around the Globe"
Richard Plokhaar, Senior Rail Operations/Software Analyst, Gannett Fleming, (Canada)

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Tuesday, 2:40 PM - 3:15 PM
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"System Safety and How to Choose the Correct Approach"
Stephen James Bartlett, Principal Consultant, LTK Engineering (USA)

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Tuesday, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM: Refreshment Break and Exhibits in Expo Area


Tuesday, 3:45 PM - 4:20 PM
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"Bridging the Behavioural Gap: A Psychological Approach to Rail Safety"
Stuart Webster-Spriggs, HSQE Director, Volker Rail Ltd.(UK)
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Tuesday, 4:20 PM - 4:55 PM
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"Implementing a Human Factors Management Program Within South African Railway Operations: Lessons Learned Over the Past Five Years"
Ntombikayise Ndaki, Human Factors Specialist, Rail Safety Regulators (South Africa)

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Tuesday, 4:55 PM - 5:10 PM: Follow-on Q&A for Presenters, Closing Remarks

Tuesday, 5:10 PM: Adjourn

Have a suggestion for topics to be covered at future Rail Safety Seminars?
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