Below are links to Research Articles that are related to safety culture, and the work conducted by the Short Line Safety Institute.


September, 2020 – Research Results Paper suggest that Commuter Operations would benefit from SLSI’s services. Additionally, results suggest that SLSI’s SCA process is easily transferable from freight to commuter railroads with minor revisions.

May 29, 2020 – Research Results Paper that suggests that the ‘SCA process and follow-up support hold promise for strengthening railroad safety culture.

September 2019 – Research Results paper about the early outcomes across railroads that participated in a Safety Culture Assessment (SCA).

June 2019 – Research Results paper about the SLSI's model for conducting Safety Culture Assessments (SCAs).

November 2018 – Research Results paper about the status of safety culture in the short line and regional railroad industry.

August 2017 – U.S. Department of Transportation Safety Council's paper regarding the importance of safety culture in the transportation industry.