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


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.