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Causal Factors in Safety Investigations (Part 1): Causal Factors and Safety Management Systems

The Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 CFR part 673) states that each transit agency must establish activities to "conduct investigation of safety events to identify causal factors."  This article examines what causal factors are and their role in an agency's Safety Management System.

This article was originally published in the February 2023 issue of the Transit Safety & Oversight Spotlight newsletter.

Last updated: Tuesday, March 14, 2023
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