May 10, 2010
The classifieds in this issue include three chief executive officer positions!
More Speakers for Rail Conference
APTA has announced that Dr. Rick Hartley, an expert in nuclear safety, will keynote the June 9 Closing General Session at the 2010 APTA Rail Conference, June 6-9 in Vancouver, BC. Hartley is principal engineer with B&W Pantex, a nuclear security firm that works for the U.S. Department of Energy.
“Rail Safety Leadership for High Reliability Organizations” is the theme of the session.
Although rail systems are proactive in their safety preparations and responsibilities, the impact of a single failure can propagate exponentially with severe consequences on cost, policy, and public perception, both regionally and nationally. This session will consider ways that rail operators can build a high-reliability organization for a high-consequence environment.
Also, a session on managing maintenance error has been added to the schedule for the same afternoon. Members of the APTA Standards and Safety Group will lead this interactive session on the role of management in the mitigation of maintenance errors leading to high-consequence events.
Make plans now to attend this conference, which includes the International Rail Rodeo. More information is available online.