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To Motorcyclists: Oh what fun it is to ride safely this holiday season. Make your next ride merry and bright by followin...
12/24/2021

To Motorcyclists: Oh what fun it is to ride safely this holiday season. Make your next ride merry and bright by following these helpful tips. #HappyHolidays #Motorcyclists #MotorcycleSafety

To Motorcyclists: Oh what fun it is to ride safely this holiday season. Make your next ride merry and bright by following these helpful tips. #HappyHolidays #Motorcyclists #MotorcycleSafety

To Truck Drivers: As you transport lots of toys and goodies this holiday season, please practice safe driving. Follow th...
12/23/2021

To Truck Drivers: As you transport lots of toys and goodies this holiday season, please practice safe driving. Follow these helpful tips and make the holiday season safe and bright. #HappyHolidays #TruckDrivers #TruckSafety

To Truck Drivers: As you transport lots of toys and goodies this holiday season, please practice safe driving. Follow these helpful tips and make the holiday season safe and bright. #HappyHolidays #TruckDrivers #TruckSafety

#OnTheBlog Member Chapman discusses National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, increased impaired driving crashes over ...
12/23/2021

#OnTheBlog Member Chapman discusses National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, increased impaired driving crashes over the holiday season, & safety recommendations we've issued that would prevent #ImpairedDriving crashes & fatalities.

https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/12/22/drive-sober-and-save-lives-the-holiday-season/

#OnTheBlog Member Chapman discusses National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, increased impaired driving crashes over the holiday season, & safety recommendations we've issued that would prevent #ImpairedDriving crashes & fatalities.

https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/12/22/drive-sober-and-save-lives-the-holiday-season/

To Teen Drivers: This holiday season, please practice safe driving so you can avoid Santa’s ‘naughty’ list. Follow these...
12/20/2021

To Teen Drivers: This holiday season, please practice safe driving so you can avoid Santa’s ‘naughty’ list. Follow these helpful tips and give the gift of safety to your family and other fellow road users. #HappyHolidays #TeenDrivers #TrafficSafety

To Teen Drivers: This holiday season, please practice safe driving so you can avoid Santa’s ‘naughty’ list. Follow these helpful tips and give the gift of safety to your family and other fellow road users. #HappyHolidays #TeenDrivers #TrafficSafety

We're Hiring: The NTSB is looking to fill an entry level position for a recommendation specialist. This person will eval...
12/13/2021

We're Hiring: The NTSB is looking to fill an entry level position for a recommendation specialist. This person will evaluate if actions taken by states in response to safety issues identified in NTSB investigations fully address the issue. Examples of these actions include legislation addressing impaired and distracted driving, use of seat belts and child safety restraint systems, and the interchange of information between states about suspended and revoked driver licenses.

Our ideal candidate is an excellent researcher and writer with an interest in improving transportation safety. To learn more about the position and how to apply check, out the posting on USA Jobs ➡ https://www.usajobs.gov/job/626294700

#researchersjob #politicalscience #policyanalysis #policyresearch #transportation #safety #researcher #hiring #jobapportunity #researchanalyst #publicpolicy #legislation

We're Hiring: The NTSB is looking to fill an entry level position for a recommendation specialist. This person will evaluate if actions taken by states in response to safety issues identified in NTSB investigations fully address the issue. Examples of these actions include legislation addressing impaired and distracted driving, use of seat belts and child safety restraint systems, and the interchange of information between states about suspended and revoked driver licenses.

Our ideal candidate is an excellent researcher and writer with an interest in improving transportation safety. To learn more about the position and how to apply check, out the posting on USA Jobs ➡ https://www.usajobs.gov/job/626294700

#researchersjob #politicalscience #policyanalysis #policyresearch #transportation #safety #researcher #hiring #jobapportunity #researchanalyst #publicpolicy #legislation

In a new #NTSB #blogpost, Member Graham highlights the benefits of SMSs and calls for FAA and operator action to address...
11/29/2021

In a new #NTSB #blogpost, Member Graham highlights the benefits of SMSs and calls for FAA and operator action to address this important #NTSBmwl safety item. Read the blog➡ https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/29/paying-passengers-deserve-safety-on-all-flights/

#aviation #aviationdaily #aviationgeek #safetyculture #safetymanagement

In a new #NTSB #blogpost, Member Graham highlights the benefits of SMSs and calls for FAA and operator action to address this important #NTSBmwl safety item. Read the blog➡ https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/29/paying-passengers-deserve-safety-on-all-flights/

#aviation #aviationdaily #aviationgeek #safetyculture #safetymanagement

News Release: NTSB Chair: Keep Safety Top of Mind this ThanksgivingWASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2021) -- As Thanksgiving approac...
11/22/2021
NTSB Chair: Keep Safety Top of Mind this Thanksgiving

News Release: NTSB Chair: Keep Safety Top of Mind this Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2021) -- As Thanksgiving approaches, the NTSB has some safety reminders for anyone traveling to celebrate with family or friends.

AAA predicts 53.4 million people will travel – by plane, car, or boat – for the Thanksgiving holiday, up 13% from 2020. The National Safety Council estimates that 500 people could die on U.S. roadways over this Thanksgiving holiday.

“The tragedy is that these deaths are preventable,’’ said NTSB Chair Jennifer L. Homendy. “Safety is a shared responsibility and we each have a role to play. So buckle up, put down the phone and slow down.”

As Americans prepare to travel, Homendy wants everyone to remember that each of us can make our own holiday travel safer by following these tips:

By Car

Impairment by alcohol and other drugs, distraction, and speeding continue to play major roles in motor vehicle crashes.

-Drive sober. If your holiday celebrations involve alcohol, ask a friend or family member to be your designated driver, or call a taxi or ride-sharing service.

-Buckle up. Seat belts (and proper child restraints) are your best protection in the event of a crash.

-Follow safe speeds. Speeding increases both the chances of being involved in a crash and the severity of crash injuries.

-Avoid distractions. Don’t take or make calls while driving, even using a hands-free device. Hands-free isn’t risk-free. Set your navigation system before you start driving. If you’re traveling with others, ask them to navigate.

By Bus or Train

We’ve made recommendations to regulators and industry to improve passenger rail and motorcoach operations, but travelers should know what to do in an emergency.

-Pay attention to safety briefings and know where the nearest emergency exit is. If it’s a window or roof hatch, make sure you know how to use it.

-If you’re unsure of where the exits are or how to use them, or if you didn’t receive a safety briefing, ask your driver or train conductor to brief you.

-Always use your seat belt when they’re available.

By Air or Sea

Airline and water travel have become incredibly safe, but these tips can help keep you and your loved ones safe in an emergency.

-When flying, purchase a ticket for all children younger than 2 years old. The NTSB and FAA recommend children under age 2 be in an approved child restraint system. You can likely bring you child’s car seat on the airplane too. The label will usually tell you whether your child car seat is certified for airplane use; the owner’s manual always has this information.

-Pay close attention to the safety briefing. Airline and marine accidents have become very rare, but you and your family can be safer by being prepared.

-Whether you’re on an airplane or a boat, know where to find the nearest flotation device.

The NTSB is committed to reducing to zero the number of people who lose their lives in transportation accidents and crashes, no matter the time of year.

For more information, check out our Most Wanted List of transportation improvements at: https://go.usa.gov/xe5nw

https://www.ntsb.gov/news/press-releases/Pages/NR20211122.aspx

​​​WASHINGTON (Nov. 22, 2021) -- As Thanksgiving approaches, the NTSB has some safety reminders for anyone traveling to celebrate with family or friends.

November 21 is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It is a day to honor the 1.3 million lives lost ea...
11/19/2021

November 21 is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It is a day to honor the 1.3 million lives lost each year around the world in motor vehicle crashes. In a new #NTSB #blogpost, Chair Homendy calls for action as we commemorate the lives lost in motor vehicle crashes. Read the blog: https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/19/world-day-of-remembrance-for-road-traffic-victims-2/

#roadsafety #slowdown #WDoR2021 #safety #transportation #safetyculture #publichealth

November 21 is the World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. It is a day to honor the 1.3 million lives lost each year around the world in motor vehicle crashes. In a new #NTSB #blogpost, Chair Homendy calls for action as we commemorate the lives lost in motor vehicle crashes. Read the blog: https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/19/world-day-of-remembrance-for-road-traffic-victims-2/

#roadsafety #slowdown #WDoR2021 #safety #transportation #safetyculture #publichealth

In the latest episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, co-hosts Stephanie Shaw and Leah Walton, talk with Highway Crash Inves...
11/19/2021

In the latest episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, co-hosts Stephanie Shaw and Leah Walton, talk with Highway Crash Investigators Mike Fox (Fox Michael) and Steve Prouty, Transportation Research Analyst Nathan Doble and Statistician Brittany Rawlinson about the 2021-2022 Most Wanted List safety items Implement a Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Speeding-Related Crashes and Protect Vulnerable Road Users through a Safe System Approach.

Listen now ▶ https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/19/episode-45-most-wanted-list-vulnerable-road-users-and-speeding/

To learn more about the Most Wanted List visit our website: https://www.ntsb.gov/advocacy/mwl/Pages/default.aspx

#roadsafety #pedestriansafety #pedestrians #motorcyclesafety #motorcycles #motorcycleindustry #publicsafety #publichealth #bicycling #cyclists #cycling #bicycle #impairment #distracteddriving #speeding #slowdown #safetyculture #safesystem #transportation #safety #safetyprofessionals #enginering #NTSB #NTSBmwl #research #data #datasharing

In the latest episode of Behind-the-Scene @ NTSB, co-hosts Stephanie Shaw and Leah Walton, talk with Highway Crash Investigators Mike Fox (Fox Michael) and Steve Prouty, Transportation Research Analyst Nathan Doble and Statistician Brittany Rawlinson about the 2021-2022 Most Wanted List safety items Implement a Comprehensive Strategy to Eliminate Speeding-Related Crashes and Protect Vulnerable Road Users through a Safe System Approach.

Listen now ▶ https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/19/episode-45-most-wanted-list-vulnerable-road-users-and-speeding/

To learn more about the Most Wanted List visit our website: https://www.ntsb.gov/advocacy/mwl/Pages/default.aspx

#roadsafety #pedestriansafety #pedestrians #motorcyclesafety #motorcycles #motorcycleindustry #publicsafety #publichealth #bicycling #cyclists #cycling #bicycle #impairment #distracteddriving #speeding #slowdown #safetyculture #safesystem #transportation #safety #safetyprofessionals #enginering #NTSB #NTSBmwl #research #data #datasharing

Today we released NEW NTSB Most Wanted List (MWL) Advocacy Toolkits to provide transportation safety advocates and inter...
11/18/2021

Today we released NEW NTSB Most Wanted List (MWL) Advocacy Toolkits to provide transportation safety advocates and interested parties with shareable information about each MWL safety item, messaging, and graphics.

The NTSB can’t improve safety on its own. We need the help of passionate safety advocates to drive progress on the recommendations we make to improve transportation safety across all modes. We made these toolkits with you, the transportation safety-focused individual, in mind.

We want to help you be effective, whether you work through an industry or community group, through an advocacy organization, or as a concerned individual. These toolkits contain free, accessible resources for you to use to help you become a safety ambassador of the NTSB’s MWL.

Check it out and download the materials ➡ https://www.ntsb.gov/Advocacy/mwl/Pages/mwl-21-22/mwl-toolkit.aspx

#advocacy #transportation #safety #aviation #highway #marine #railroad #pipeline #hazmat

Today we released NEW NTSB Most Wanted List (MWL) Advocacy Toolkits to provide transportation safety advocates and interested parties with shareable information about each MWL safety item, messaging, and graphics.

The NTSB can’t improve safety on its own. We need the help of passionate safety advocates to drive progress on the recommendations we make to improve transportation safety across all modes. We made these toolkits with you, the transportation safety-focused individual, in mind.

We want to help you be effective, whether you work through an industry or community group, through an advocacy organization, or as a concerned individual. These toolkits contain free, accessible resources for you to use to help you become a safety ambassador of the NTSB’s MWL.

Check it out and download the materials ➡ https://www.ntsb.gov/Advocacy/mwl/Pages/mwl-21-22/mwl-toolkit.aspx

#advocacy #transportation #safety #aviation #highway #marine #railroad #pipeline #hazmat

Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation is a safety item highlighted on our 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of transportation ...
11/16/2021

Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation is a safety item highlighted on our 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvement. In a new #NTSB #blogpost, Member Mike Graham discusses the importance of pipeline leak detection, particularly in businesses and residences. This safety item has 12 open safety recommendations that, if implemented, would improve pipeline transportation safety. Every day we wait to enhance our pipeline leak detection and mitigation systems is a day we put the public in danger. Read the blog ➡ https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/16/improve-pipeline-leak-detection-and-mitigation/

We also released a new video, Residential Natural Gas Leak Detection, featuring Member Graham and HAZMAT Investigator Rachael Gunaratnam as they share why leak-detection and mitigation tools are essential and can make the difference between a minor incident and a deadly explosion. Watch the video ▶ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7bC329QejE&t=159s

To learn more about the Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation safety item, visit the web page➡ https://www.ntsb.gov/advocacy/mwl/Pages/default.aspx

#pipeline #hazmat #safety #transportation #utilities #NTSBmwl #blogging #blog #riskmanagement #gas #naturalgas

Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation is a safety item highlighted on our 2021-2022 Most Wanted List of transportation safety improvement. In a new #NTSB #blogpost, Member Mike Graham discusses the importance of pipeline leak detection, particularly in businesses and residences. This safety item has 12 open safety recommendations that, if implemented, would improve pipeline transportation safety. Every day we wait to enhance our pipeline leak detection and mitigation systems is a day we put the public in danger. Read the blog ➡ https://safetycompass.wordpress.com/2021/11/16/improve-pipeline-leak-detection-and-mitigation/

We also released a new video, Residential Natural Gas Leak Detection, featuring Member Graham and HAZMAT Investigator Rachael Gunaratnam as they share why leak-detection and mitigation tools are essential and can make the difference between a minor incident and a deadly explosion. Watch the video ▶ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7bC329QejE&t=159s

To learn more about the Improve Pipeline Leak Detection and Mitigation safety item, visit the web page➡ https://www.ntsb.gov/advocacy/mwl/Pages/default.aspx

#pipeline #hazmat #safety #transportation #utilities #NTSBmwl #blogging #blog #riskmanagement #gas #naturalgas

In case you missed our November 10 The Safe System Approach: Safe Road Users roundtable a recording of the event is avai...
11/15/2021
MWL Roundtable: The Safe System Approach – Safe Road Users

In case you missed our November 10 The Safe System Approach: Safe Road Users roundtable a recording of the event is available on our YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/watch?v=JexMAxQEv9A&list=PL5aVmmm4Qt9G6GU917DH97pv6wboCBzZo&index=6

You can also access recordings of each installment of The Safe System Approach Roundtable Series on YouTube.

#NTSBmwl #RoadSafety #SafeSystem #SafetyOverSpeed
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#planning #publicsafety #publichealth #bikes #bicycle
#bicyclelife #pedestriansafety #pedestrians #safetycul #safetyculture #roadsafetyawareness #motorvehicles #mobility #motorcycle #education #teendriver #teens #disabilityawareness #personswithdisabilities #children #childsafety #impairment #distracteddriving #fatigue #completestreets #roadtozero #roadconstruction #urbanmobility #planningforthefuture #planningengineer #healthandsafety #research

​​Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for Americans. New U.S. crash data shows that for the first six months of 2021, 20,160 people died on ou...

TODAY at 1pm ET, Chair Jennifer Homendy will host the next virtual discussion of The Safe System Approach Roundtable Ser...
11/10/2021

TODAY at 1pm ET, Chair Jennifer Homendy will host the next virtual discussion of The Safe System Approach Roundtable Series focused on road users.

We are pleased to have representatives from Impact Teen Drivers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), America Walks, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVECampaign); National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); National Safety Council, and the Center for Health and Safety Culture joining Chair Homendy for this important discussion.

Watch LIVE ▶ https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Pages/2021-safe-systems5-rt.aspx

TODAY at 1pm ET, Chair Jennifer Homendy will host the next virtual discussion of The Safe System Approach Roundtable Series focused on road users.

We are pleased to have representatives from Impact Teen Drivers, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), America Walks, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Tribal Injury Prevention Resource Center, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education (PAVECampaign); National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); National Safety Council, and the Center for Health and Safety Culture joining Chair Homendy for this important discussion.

Watch LIVE ▶ https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Pages/2021-safe-systems5-rt.aspx

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