HMCRP Report 1: Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident Data for Root Cause Analysis
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HMCRP Report 1:
Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident Data for Root Cause Analysis
(2009)
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TRB's Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program (HMCRP) Report 1: Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident Data for Root Cause Analysis examines potential technical improvements to hazardous materials accident databases that are collected and managed by various agencies. The report explores gaps and redundancies in reporting requirements and attempts to estimate the extent of the under-reporting of serious incidents.

Appendixes A through E to HMCRP 1 are available online.

Appendix A: Questionnaires

Appendix B: Questionnaire Results for Carriers and Database Administrators

Appendix C: Brief Summary of the 2005 MCMIS Crash Records

Appendix D: The Percent of Missing Data for Variables from TIFA/FARS, 1999â€"2004

Appendix E: Selected Analyses Performed with the Hazmat Accident Database

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124 pages | 8.5 x 11
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Table of Contents

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Front Matter i-xi
Summary 1-8
1.1 Project Purpose 9-9
1.2.1 Literature Review 10-10
1.2.3 Analysis of Databases 11-11
1.3 Effective Methods to Ensure High-Quality Data 12-12
1.4 Potential Measures to Enhance the Ability of Databases to Identify the Root Causes of Hazmat Crashes 13-13
2.2.1 Rail Equipment - Train Accident Data 14-14
2.2.2 Project 5 Overview - Developing Common Data on Accident Circumstances 15-15
2.2.4 Transportation Research Circular 231: Truck Accident Data Systems: State-of-the-Art Report 16-16
2.2.6 The Human Factors Analysis and Classification System - HFACS 17-17
2.2.9 Highway Safety: Further Opportunities Exist to Improve Data on Crashes Involving Commercial Motor Vehicles 18-18
2.2.11 Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010: 2006 Listening Session 19-19
2.2.16 Hazardous Materials Serious Crash Analysis: Phase 2 20-20
2.3 Summary of Findings and Implications 21-21
2.3.2 Solutions Being Implemented or Under Consideration 22-22
3.1 Introduction 23-23
3.2 Summary of Responses from Carriers 24-24
3.2.1 Carrier Satisfaction with HMIRS 25-25
3.3.1 Shipper 1 26-26
3.3.2 Shipper 2 27-27
3.4.1 Interviews with Agencies Maintaining Databases (PHMSA) 28-28
3.4.2 Interviews with Agencies Maintaining Databases (FMCSA) 29-29
3.4.3 Interviews with Agencies Maintaining Databases (FRA) 30-30
3.5 Summary of Findings from Interviews 31-31
4.1.1 MCMIS Database Description 32-32
4.1.3 Database Format 33-33
4.1.6 Types of Fields Covered 34-34
4.1.7 Database Purpose and Function 35-35
4.1.10 Accuracy and Completeness of Data 36-36
4.1.11 Identification of Hazmat Incidents in MCMIS 37-41
4.1.12 Quality Control Process 42-42
4.1.13 Interconnectivity with Other Databases 43-43
4.1.14 Analyses Using Database 44-44
4.1.15 Summary and Potential Measures for Improving Root Cause Analysis 45-45
4.2 Hazardous Materials Incident Reporting System (HMIRS) 46-46
4.2.1 Database Description 47-48
4.2.3 Data Collection 49-49
4.2.5 Accuracy and Completeness of Data 50-53
4.2.8 Analyses Using Database 54-59
4.2.9 Summary and Potential Measures for Improving Root Cause Analysis 60-60
4.3 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) 61-61
4.3.4 Types of Hazmat Data Included 62-62
4.3.6 Data Quality 63-63
4.3.7 Additional Fields 64-64
4.3.9 Compatibility with Other Databases 65-65
4.4.4 Types of Hazmat Data Included 66-66
4.4.5 Usefulness of the Data for Determining Root Causes 67-70
4.4.7 Additional Fields 71-71
4.4.10 Data Uses 72-72
4.5.1 Database Description 73-73
4.5.3 Data Collection 74-74
4.5.7 Interconnectivity with Other Databases 75-75
4.5.8 Analyses Using Database 76-77
4.5.9 Summary and Potential Measures to Improve Root Cause Analysis 78-78
4.6 Railroad Accident/Incident Reporting System (RAIRS) 79-79
4.6.1 Track, Roadbed, and Structures 80-80
4.6.3 Mechanical and Electrical Failures 81-81
4.6.5 Summary of Causes and Impact 82-83
4.7.3 Data Collection 84-84
4.7.5 Accuracy and Completeness 85-85
4.8.1 Scope of Investigations 86-86
4.8.2 Approach to Identifying Root Causes 87-87
4.8.4 Data Quality 88-88
4.8.5 Probable Cause Findings 89-89
4.8.6 Summary 90-90
4.9.1 Introduction 91-91
4.9.4 Populating Records and Improving Data Quality 92-92
4.9.6 Database Enhancements and Limitations 93-93
4.9.7 Summary 94-94
5.2 Information System Development 95-95
5.2.1 Develop Framework for Identifying Contributing Causes and Root Causes of Hazardous Material Accidents 96-96
5.2.3 Add or Modify Inventory Data in Databases 97-97
5.2.5 Develop a System for Each Database That Will Target About 5% of Hazmat Crashes for More Detailed Investigation 98-98
5.3.2 Complete Values for All Parameters 99-102
5.4.1 Potential Measures for MCMIS 103-104
5.4.2 Potential Measures for HMIRS 105-106
5.4.3 Potential Measures for TIFA 107-107
5.4.4 Potential Measures for RAIRS 108-108
5.6 Follow-On Project 109-109
References 110-111
Appendices 112-112
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 113-113

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