PennTRAIN: Positive Safety Culture and Safety Management Workshop

  • 09/10/2019
  • 09/11/2019
  • Trolleyworks Conference Room at Altoona Metro Transit (AMTRAN) in Altoona
  • 7


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A Two-day Workshop for Transit Managers, Supervisors, and Safety and Training Staff

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
10 AM to 5 PM

  • Introductions and Workshop Overview
  • Defining Safety Culture
  • Why a Positive Safety Culture is Important
  • Attributes of a Positive Safety Culture
  • Assessing Existing Transit Safety Culture
  • Safety Culture Survey Activity
  • Transit Safety Culture Challenges
  • Group Breakout Exercise A
  • Lunch
  • Transit Case Study Activity #1
  • Why Transit is Ready for Safety Culture Development
  • Cultivating a Positive Transit Safety Culture
  • Transit Leadership Strategies to Create and Maintain a Positive Safety Culture
  • Safety Culture Impact on Service Delivery
  • Safety Culture and Communication
  • Safety Culture and Skill Development
  • Review Safety Management System (SMS) Components and Subcomponents
  • Group Breakout Exercise B

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
8 AM to 3 PM

  • Transit Case Study Activity #2
  • Link between Safety Culture and Safety Management
  • Identifying and Analyzing the Organizational Accident
  • Importance of Unmasking Practical Drift
  • Making Employee Safety Reporting a Reality
  • Defining Safety Risk Management
  • Safety Culture and Hazard Identification
  • Safety Culture and Safety Risk Assessment
  • Safety Culture and Safety Risk Mitigation
  • Group Breakout Exercise C
  • Lunch
  • Transit Case Study Activity #3
  • Safety Culture and Operations and Maintenance Safety Performance Monitoring
  • Measuring Safety Performance Using Enlightening Data
  • Safety Culture and the Safety Risk of Change
  • Safety Culture Response to Assaults against Transit Employees
  • Safety Culture Support for Emergency Response
  • Importance of Continuous Improvement
  • Action Steps and Wrap-Up

    Cost: $190 (PPTA's cancellation policy applies)

    Presented by: Michael Noel & Ream Lazaro

    Parking: Free, ample street parking is available at the Trolleyworks Conference Room.

    Lodging: PennTRAIN has secured a block of rooms at the Fairfield Inn & Suites - Towneplace Suites by Marriott Altoona (2915 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602) for the nights of September 10 & 11, at a discounted rate of $94/night plus taxes and fees. Click here to book online, or call 814-946-0422 and ask for the PA Public Transportation Association block. Rooms will be released on August 26, or when sold out.

    Meals: Lunch, breaks, and assorted beverages will be provided. The Fairfield Inn provides a complimentary breakfast buffet for overnight guests. Please inform Sara Bowden at of any dietary restrictions at least one week in advance.

    Attire: Casual. Because it can be a challenge to keep the meeting room at a temperature that accommodates everyone, we recommend bringing a sweater or jacket to stay comfortable.

    The Trolleyworks Conference Room at Altoona Metro Transit is located at:
    3316 5th Ave, Altoona, PA 16602

    Pennsylvania Public Transportation Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. 115 Pine Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101

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