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2012 Rail Safety Seminar Agenda (ARCHIVE COPY)
RSII 2012 was held at the Orlando Airport Marriott on April 30 - May 02, 2012.
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KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
Jo Strang, RSII 2012 Keynoye Presenter

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Advances in Railroad Safety

Jo Strang, Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety/Chief Safety Officer for the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Mike Martino

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Recent Advances in Wayside Defect Detector Systems

Michael J. (Mike) Martino, Senior Director Operations, Association of American Railroads (AAR)
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INCIDENT INVESTIGATION: SPECIAL EXTENDED SESSION
RSII 2012 Presenter: Gary Wolf
PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
12 Step Process to Insure a Successful Derailment Investigation
Gary Wolf, Rail Sciences / TUV Rheinland
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In this special 90-minute presentation, Wolf led attendees through the initial investigation steps, preserving metallurgical and photo evidence, conducting a crew interview,  finding the initial Point of Derailment, finding and identifying the first vehicle to derail, measuring the track structure, and inspecting the first derailed vehicle.  This process has been used successfully by TUV-RSI in over 4000 individual derailment studies ranging from light rail systems to heavy haul freight.


SAFETY AND RISK ASSESSMENT
RSII 2012 Presenter: Howard Parkinson

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Compliance vs. Risk Assessment: When Have We Done Enough?
Howard Parkinson Progressive Assurance LLC
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RSII 2012 Presenter: James Grant

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Why Don't People Follow the Rules? Behavioral Tools for Improvement
James Grant, BST
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Tammy Mathews

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Panel Discussion: Managing Subcontractor Safety in the Field: A Practical, Proactive Approach to Get Results
Tammy Mathews, RailWorks
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Ken Reed

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Incident Investigation Case Study: Equipment Failure vs Human Error

Ken Reed, System Improvements, Inc.
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Mark Willer

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
TrackSafe: A Case Study for Holistic Safety System Design
Mark Willer, Bombardier
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Ron Mitchell

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Organizational Safety Training to Develop Safety Culture

Ron Mitchell, Ausenco
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RSII 2012 Presenter: John Cockle

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Prevention Through Design: Applying the New ANSI Standard Z590.3 to the Rail and Transit Industries

John Cockle, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc.
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Gerard Ruggiero

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Changing the Safety Culture around Rail Transit Construction Projects
Gerard Ruggiero, Jacobs Engineering
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Steve Garnham

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Model Critical Incident Response Program to Meet New FRA Regulations
Steven Garnham, Amtrak
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Mike Martino

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Safety & Simulation: Real Results in a Virtual World
Jon Jensen, PS Technology
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Randall Jamieson

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Human Attention-Related Errors: Heavy Haul & Transit Example
Co-Presenters: Randy Jamieson, Atticus Consulting Group LLC
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PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Human Attention-Related Errors: Heavy Haul & Transit Example
Co-Presenters: Dr. Daniel Smilek, Atticus Consulting Group LLC
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Ken Reed

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Root Cause Analysis: 7 Secrets to Successful Application

Ken Reed, System Improvements, Inc.
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Camille McClelland

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
The Three Critical Proficiencies to Take RR Safety Across the Finish Line
Camille S. McClelland, Rail Services Inc.
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TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS
RSII 2012 Presenter: Ron lindsey

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Dark Territory Operations and PTC Outside of the Americas
Ronald Lindsey, Communication Architecture
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Ken Oulette

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Wayside Detection Systems and PTC: The Next Step
Ken Ouelette, voestalpine Nortrak
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Larry Breeden

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
In-depth Analysis of Risk and Possible Mitigation Techniques
Larry Breeden, Transporation Certification Services
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Kathleen Peppers

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
PTC Challenges and Solutions – Training and Support for Industry PTC Implementations
Kathleen Peppers, Meteorcomm
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Anshul Gupta

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Network-Based Intelligent Train Control & Management System
Anshul Gupta, ED, RailTel Corporation of India
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Tony LaPolla

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Operational Characteristics of PTC Systems: I-ETMS, ITCS, and ACSES,
Tony LaPolla, TUV-Rail Safety Consulting
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RSII 2102 Presenter: Dave Rutherford

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Simplified Approach to Developing the Risk Assessment of Vital Stand-Alone and Vital Overlay PTC Systems
Dave Rutherford, TUV-Rail Safety Consulting
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DETECTION AND WARNING TECHNOLOGIES

RSII 2012 Presenter: David Greenway

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Use of EC Certification of Railway Operating Companies in Europe
David Greenway, Railway & Industrial Safety Ltd.
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Rapik Saat

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Identifying and Prioritizing Shared Rail Corridor Safety & Other Technical Challenges
Rapik Saat, University of Illinois
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Blaine Peterson

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Benefits of Wayside Track Superstructure Monitoring Systems
Blaine Peterson, VAE Nortrak North America
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Kevin Moriarty

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Recording Devices at Crossings: Diagnostics, Inspections & NTSB Guidelines
Co-presenter: Kevin Moriarty, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB)
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Josh Bendyk

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Recording Devices at Crossings: Diagnostics, Inspections & NTSB Guidelines
Co-presenter: Josh Bendyk, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. (VHB)
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Paco Cabeza-Lopez

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Fault Detection Using Train Conformity Check System (TCCS) in Italy
Paco Cabeza-Lopez, Ansaldo STS
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Kambiz Nayebi

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Machine Vision Technology in Train Inspection and Wayside Defect Detection
Kambiz Nayebi, BeenaVision
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RSII 2012 Presenter: David Schalk

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
The Overlooked Problem with Switch Targets
David Schalk, DAS Rail Enterprises
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Bjoern Moehle

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
On-Board Fire Protection for Rolling Stock Applications
Bjoern Moehle, FOGTEC Brandschutz GmbH & Co. KG
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Gerhard Belina

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Detection and Warning Systems for Railroad Worker Safety
Gerhard Belina, Schweizer Electronic
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Charles Richey

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Bumping Post/Buffer Stop Safety in Transits and Heavy Haul

Co-Presenter: Charles Richey, H.J. Skelton Ltd - Rawie GmbH
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Charles Richey

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Bumping Post/Buffer Stop Safety in Transits and Heavy Haul

Co-Presenter: Torsten Riesopp, H.J. Skelton Ltd - Rawie GmbH
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Peter Bartek

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Detection and Warning Systems for Railroad Worker Safety at Greater Cleveland RTA , Maryland MTA and Los Angeles County MTA
Peter M. Bartek, ProTran1 LLC
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VEHICLE AND TRACK INTERACTION
RSII 2012 Presenter: Kevin Oldknow

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Impacts of Wheel/Rail Friction on Safety Related Phenomena in Rail Ops
Dr. Kevin Oldknow, LB Foster Friction Management
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Kurt Boehni

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Noise and Wheel Lubrication Management
Kurt A. Boehni, Igralub North-America, LLC
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Jack Long

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Suspension Performance Monitoring System: Testing & Results
Co-Presenter, Helmuth Kristen, Technical Director, Railway Metrics and Dynamics AB
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Jack Long

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Suspension Performance Monitoring System: Testing & Results
Co-Presenter, Jack Long, Railway Metrics and Dynamics AB
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Jack Long

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Analysis of Accidents Caused by “Rock and Roll Cross Level Defect”
Leonardo Soares, MRS Logistica S.A.
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DERAILMENT PREVENTION AND ANALYSIS
RSII 2012 Presenter: Mirek Wierucki

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Train Accident Cause-Finding on Canadian Pacific

Mirek Wierucki, Canadian Pacific Railway
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Akira Matsumoto

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Derailment Accidents and Prevention Technologies in Japan

Flange Climb, Overturn Due to Excessive-Speed Curving, Tornados and Earthquakes

Akira Matsumoto, Japan Transport Safety Board
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RSII Presenter: Juergen Niessen

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Inspection of Ballast with Impulse GPR with Horn Antennas
Juergen Niessen, TÜV Rheinland Industrie Service
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Gary Wolf

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
Real-Time Track Geometry Data & Derailment Risk Assessment in Heavy Haul
Gary Wolf, Rail Sciences / TUV Rheinland
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Cory Hogan

 

PRESENTED AT THE 2012 RAIL SAFETY SEMINAR
VAMPIRE Simulation to Solve Derailments: Case Studies
Cory Hogan, Rail Sciences / TUV Rheinland
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