Safety and Health

Improve safety, health and wellness of your transit system

The Transportation Learning Center's expert staff can lead and facilitate initiatives to:

  • Develop and provide training on targeted safety and health protection topics, including train-the-trainer models
  • Coordinate with client organizations to develop and manage funding proposals for research and intervention
  • Provide technical assistance to identify and analyze hazards and concerns
  • Assist organizations in identifying and responding to legislative and regulatory and other policy initiatives
  • Support organizations in initiating and maintaining self-assessment and skills gaps processes on safety and health

The Transportation Learning Center has been deeply involved in carrying out research and programs to understand and influence transit safety organization and improve the safety, health and wellness of the transit workforce. The nationally-recognized transit health and safety experts on its staff call on partnerships with government agencies and academic institutions to provide targeted services to transit agencies, unions and other organizations.

Related Projects:

TCRP Project F-17 Improving Bus Operator Health, Wellness, and Retention

October 2011-April 2013 Read More

The Center’s project team (Dr. Robin M. Gillespie, Xinge Wang and Tia Brown) has been working to identify and analyze improvements in operator health, absenteeism, medical disqualification, turnover, health care costs, and other relevant outcomes due to transit agency initiatives for health policy, scheduling, or other workplace improvements.

TCRP Project A-35 Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation

April 2011 - April 2013 Read More

In 2011, the Transportation Learning Center joined a team of transit experts to develop a critical research project for Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) - Project A-35 Improving Safety Culture in Public Transportation.