TRB Webinar: Employee Safety Reporting in Public Transportation

November 02, 2020 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM U.S. Eastern
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AAE: 0.00 hour(s)
AICP: 1.50 hour(s)
CLE: 0.00 hour(s)

The importance of safety cannot be overstated and requires continued shifts in the approach to safety management within the public transportation industry. TRB is hosting a webinar on Monday, November 2, 2020, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Eastern that will describe the characteristics of Employee Safety Reporting (ESR) programs, which are required by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Presenters will discuss the access of reporting, feedback loops, and training and promotion. They will also examine data utilization, appeal processes, and program evaluation.

This webinar draws on research from TCRP Report 218: Characteristics and Elements of Non-Punitive Employee Safety Reporting Systems for Public Transportation.

This webinar is sponsored by the Transit Cooperative Research Program. There is no fee to attend this webinar; however, sign into to view registration information.

Webinar agenda and presenters

  1. FTA ESR program requirements: Lisa Staes, Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida
  2. Case studies: Jodi Godfrey, Center for Urban Transportation Research at the University of South Florida
  3. Question and answer session: Moderated by Brian Alberts, American Public Transportation Association (APTA)

The first 60 minutes of the webinar will be for presentations and the final 30 minutes will be reserved for audience questions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, you will able to:

  1. Determine the requirements for a ESR program
  2. Identify successful ESR programs

Further TRB resources about this topic:
TCRP Synthesis 143: Managing the Transit Scheduling Workforce
TCRP Synthesis 139: Transit Service Evaluation Standards

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Registration questions? Contact Reggie Gillum.