Short Line Safety Institute

SLSI: 100 Safety Culture Assessments

RAILWAY AGE, NOVEMBER 2021 ISSUE: In October, the 100th Safety Culture Assessment (SCA), deemed the most robust model for assessing safety culture in the U.S. railroad industry()1, was completed on a short line railroad by the subject matter experts at the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI). SCAs are voluntary, non-punitive, confidential and performed at no cost to the hosting railroad.

SLSI Hazmat Training ‘Effective and Highly Valued’

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has released two analyses of Hazardous Materials Training sessions held over a three-year period for short line railroad hazmat professionals, and the results indicate that the program “can effectively transfer crucial safety information from instructor to participant, as measured by pre-training and post-training testing, and that it is meaningful to participants, with 97.4% of feedback survey respondents rating the program positively,” ASLRRA (American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association) reported on Jan. 25.

Leone to Serve as SLSI Manager, Research and Organizational Development

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has chosen Julia Leone, Ph.D., as Manager, Research and Organizational Development. Leone will work with senior leadership in an effort to establish and manage the priorities and goals for process improvements; building systems to monitor, evaluate and report on progress; and direct efforts to ensure quality and consistency through the application of systematic approaches in its programmatic design and execution. She will also lead SLSI’s research efforts.

Walsh to Serve as SLSI Director of HazMat Programs

The Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) has hired John Walsh as Director of Hazardous Materials Programs. Walsh’s 30-year career includes experience in public safety, security, emergency management, homeland security and compliance, including 15 years in the freight rail industry.