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MTA New York City Transit. 2011 Safety Initiatives Transit Riders Council Meeting. December 22, 2011. 2011 Safety Goals. Employee Safety The NYC Transit experienced a 4.8% increase in employee lost time accidents in 2011 compared to 2010

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Mta new york city transit

MTA New York City Transit

2011 Safety Initiatives

Transit Riders Council Meeting

December 22, 2011


2011 safety goals

2011 Safety Goals

  • Employee Safety

    • The NYC Transit experienced a 4.8% increase in employee lost time accidents in 2011 compared to 2010

      • Slips/Trips/Falls, Overexertion and Assault account for approximately 50% of the accidents


2011 significant safety programs

2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Employee Safety Programs - Subways

    • Safety Culture Change

      • Refocus employee safety attitudes from mandatory compliance to personal desire to avoid at-risk behavior

      • Four presentations to high level managers

      • Safety Culture Task Force established February 2011

      • Initiating the process to promote change in the safety culture


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Employee Safety Programs

    • OSS Hazard Assessments

      • Perform Hazard Assessments on high frequency accident titles

      • Identify accident causes and recommend changes to minimize potential for future incidents


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Employee Safety Programs

    • Safety Goal Action Plans

      • System Safety developed Safety Goal Action Plan guidelines

      • Each Department implements a Safety Goal Action Plan

      • Monthly implementation status reports are provided to System Safety for monitoring


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Employee Safety Programs - Subways

    • Track Safety Inspections

      • Continue joint System Safety/TWU audits of track work

      • Inspections conducted 4 nights per week

      • Quarterly reports with common findings issued


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Employee Safety Programs - Subways

    • Pre-Job Inspections

      • Joint management/union safety inspection performed in advance of major track construction projects and large maintenance jobs

      • Safety concerns are addressed

      • Placard issued and displayed on job site

      • Small jobs that don’t require placard are inspected by management and union prior to start


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Employee Safety Programs - Subways

    • Track Safety Task Force

      • 8 member task force consists of labor and management

      • Initial 63 recommendations have been addressed

      • Task force meets twice a month

      • Approximately 12 additional recommendations have been made to enhance track safety


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Employee Safety Programs - Buses

    • Joint System Safety/Bus Evaluations

      • Evaluations conducted at all depots and Central Maintenance Shops

      • Focus on operational and maintenance procedures

      • Identify unsafe acts

      • Recommend corrective actions


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2011 Safety Goals

  • Customer Safety

    • Department of Subways experienced a 1.5% increase in customer injuries in 2011 compared to 2010

      • 68% of the injuries resulted from slip/trip/fall incidents

    • Department of Buses experienced a 2% reduction in customer injuries

      • 29% of the injuries resulted from collisions and 71% resulted from non-collision related incidents


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Customer Safety Programs

    • Customer Safety Awareness Campaign

      • Safety messages were displayed on posters, vehicle cards, and MetroCards.

      • Subway messages addressed surfing, hold the pole, moving between cars and platform gaps.

      • Bus messages addressed safe boarding/alighting, not distracting the driver, and holding on while moving.


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Customer Safety Programs - Subways

    • Station Inspections

      • Each station inspected every 3 days by supervisors

      • Top 20 slip/trip/fall stations inspected daily by field supervisors, weekly by maintenance supervisors, and monthly by managers

      • Stations under rehabilitation inspected weekly by supervisors and monthly by managers

      • Defects prioritized and corrected


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Customer Safety Programs - Subways

    • Fire Prevention

      • Perform manual track cleaning within station limits every 2 weeks

      • Two vacuum trains operate between revenue trains at night


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Customer Safety Programs - Buses

    • Bus Stop Announcements

      • Announcements required at major cross-streets and transfer points

      • Aggressive enforcement by supervision


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2011 Significant Safety Programs

  • 2011 Customer Safety Programs - Buses

    • Bus Operator Action Committee

      • The committee consists of Bus Operators and Managers.

      • The committee identifies problems faced by operators and customers

      • Practical solutions to problems are identified and implemented


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