The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) today released its 2014 Most Wanted List, the top 10 advocacy and awareness priorities for the agency for 2014, which for the first time includes improving operational safety in rail mass transit.
A fatal accident in which a freight train struck a parade float in Texas last November was caused by the failure of both the city and the parade organizer to address the risks associated with routing a parade through an active grade crossing, the National Transportation Safety Board said today.
Hearing includes role of pilots in highly automated aircraft
October 28, 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is convening a 2-day investigative hearing to discuss the ongoing investigation into the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and to gather additional factual information.
New book shows how to implement safety management system
October 10, 2013
The only way to ensure that accidents and their consequences are tackled at the source is to identify and eliminate the workplace risks before, rather than after the event. The ongoing identification of workplace and worker risk must become a value to an organization and must occur automatically, as part of the culture of the organization if accidental losses are to be eliminated.
In the classic movie, Casablanca, whenever a crime took place the police gathered up the “usual suspects” to show that they were taking action. The usual suspects regularly got blamed but were seldom the true guilty parties. At the end of the movie, even when they were sure of who committed the crime, they simply went through the motions to satisfy those in control...
You may or may not be old enough to remember, but eight-track tapes were a technological wonder back in the ‘70s, and anyone who was cool had one. At the time, it was hard to imagine this state-of-the-art audio technology could ever be replaced or improved upon. That was then, this is now.
Contains 31 CSB productions depicting variety of accidents
June 12, 2013
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board today announced production and release of a new three-disc, single-box set containing all safety videos produced to date for completed CSB accident investigations. The DVD set is available free of charge and may be ordered by filling out the DVD request form at www.CSB.gov.
Pilot made multiple personal calls & texted during critical decision-making period
April 10, 2013
A pilot’s decision to depart on a mission despite a critically low fuel level as well as his inability to perform a crucial flight maneuver following the engine flameout from fuel exhaustion was the probable cause of an emergency medical services helicopter accident that killed four in Missouri, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said yesterday.