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2014 Seminar Agenda (ARCHIVE COPY)
Event was April 7-9, 2014 at the Florida Hotel & Conference Center in Orlando Florida.
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2014 KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Deborah Hersman, 2014 Keynoye Presenter

 


CSX Transportation’s Life-Changing Index:
A New Approach to Measuring Incident Severity

James M. "Jim" Marks
Vice President of Safety & Field Career Development, CSX Transportation
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CSX’s Life-Changing Index is a new, predictive model to gauge the safety performance of individual teams based upon what might have happened, the potential severity of the event and how it could have affected our employees and the public.  As CSX gains experience... READ MORE >
RSII 2012 Presenter: Tammy Mathews

 

Developing, Implementing and Evaluating a Safety Management System
Tamara Mathews, RailWorks Corporation
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Reducing Accident Exposure on Crude-By-Rail (CBR) Routes
Larry Guthrie, General Director Operations Analysis,
TUV Rheinland Mobility - Rail Sciences Division
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PTC Systems to Reduce Accident Exposure
Jeff Twombly, President,
TUV Rheinland Mobility - Rail Safety Consulting Division
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M-Rail and VERSE Track Testing to Reduce Accident Exposure
Cory Hogan, General Director Vehicle Dynamics and Testing,
TUV Rheinland Mobility - Rail Sciences Division
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Tammy Mathews

 

Enhancing Rail Vehicle Safety with Wayside Imaging Technology
Co-Presenter: Kambiz Nayebi, Beena Vision
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Tammy Mathews

 

Enhancing Rail Vehicle Safety with Wayside Imaging Technology
Co-Presenter: Sam Williams, Beena Vision
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Benefits of Optimised Friction for the Rail/Wheel System Safety
Richard Stock, L.B. Foster
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Advance Warning Systems with Real-Time Notification Capabilities
Peter Bartek, Protran Technology LLC
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Portable Ride Quality Meters for Detecting Vehicle and Track Safety and Maintenance Issues
Treasa Parakkat, dFuzion, Inc.
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Identifying and Preventing Human Attention-related Errors in Railway and Public Transit Operations
Co-presenter: Randy Jamieson, Atticus Consulting
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Identifying and Preventing Human Attention-related Errors in Railway and Public Transit Operations
Co-presenter: Dr. Daniel Smilek, Professor of Psychology, University of Waterloo; Atticus Consulting
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The Origins and Dynamics of Wide Gauge Derailments
Gary Wolf, Wolf Railway Consulting, LLC
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Employee-Driven Safety Initiatives in the Railroad Industry
Larry Jones, Union Pacific Railroad
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The Benefits of a Safety Management Coaching Program
Co-presenter: Larissa Furtado, MRS Logistics
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RSII 2012 Presenter: Tammy Mathews

 

The Benefits of a Safety Management Coaching Program
Co-presenter: Artur Furtado, MRS Logistics
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Is It Easier To Be Safe In Today's World?
Ron Mitchell, Ausenco
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The Zero Index: A New Approach to Safety for the Public Transit Agencies
Greg Robinson, BST
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PTC Risk Assessment with Simulation - Southern California Case Study
Daniel Brod, DecisionTek
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How to Avoid the Progression to Disaster:
Proactive Maintenance & Early Detection

Eugene Matzan, Matzan Reliability Solutions
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Delivery Using the international Engineering Safety Management Guidance
Paul Cheeseman, Technical Programme Delivery Group
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Impacts Generated by Lack of Standardization at Brazilian Railways
Leonardo Soares, CEC-ANTT (National Agency of Transportation)
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Monitoring for Operators:
Manage the Transition from Per-trainset Analysis to a Fleet-wide Monitoring

Henrik Bjoerkenstam, HaslerRail AG
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Improving Track Worker Safety at MARTA - FTA Pilot/Demonstration Project Update
Co-Presenter: Mark Willer, Bombardier
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Improving Track Worker Safety at MARTA - FTA Pilot/Demonstration Project Update
Co-Presenter: Abhay "AJ" Joshi, MARTA
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Fixed Infrastructure Asset Monitoring for Optimization & Reliability Improvement
Alan Swaby, CDSRail
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Confidential Close Call Reporting System:
Identifying Risk and Improving Safety Culture
Co-Presenter: Brian Reilly, NASA C3RS
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Confidential Close Call Reporting System:
Identifying Risk and Improving Safety Culture
Co-Presenter: Michael Sanders, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)
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Application of U.S. PTC Standards for International CBTC Systems
Robert Kull, Wabtec Railway Electronics
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Rail Safety in France
Co-presenter: Jean-Marie Cloarec, SYSTRA LRT
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Rail Safety in France
Co-presenter: Sandrine Chrun, SYSTRA
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Rail Passenger Terminal Safety Audits
Gus Da Silva, LIRR
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Workforce Solutions: Tips for Hiring and Training Qualified Contractors
Mark Wilson, eVerifile
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Geographical Response Plans for River and Coastal Railroad Corridors: A Risk Management Tool
Colin McWilliams, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
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Safety Investigation Case Study:
Human Factors in a Passenger Train Derailment
Jean Nadeau, Transportation Safety Board of Canada
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Bringing Rail Safety into Focus: The Critical Role of Video Quality
Co-presenter: John Recesso, Sony Electronics
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Bringing Rail Safety into Focus: The Critical Role of Video Quality
Co-presenter: Paul King, AECOM
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Combining Analysis with Objective Testing to Resolve Real-World Issues
Dr. Paul Wilkinson, CSA Group
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Dynamic Envelope Test Project: Update and Results
Co-Presenter: Brian Reeves, Marlin Engineering
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Dynamic Envelope Test Project: Update and Results
Glyn Owen, Traffic Calming USA
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Safe Limit of In-Train Force Under Stringlining Condition
Yan Liu, Team Leader - Rail Vehicle Simulation National Research Council Canada
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