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National Transportation Safety Board Collection (712 Books)


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is an independent U.S. Government investigative agency responsible for civil transportation accident investigation. In this role, the NTSB investigates and reports on aviation accidents and incidents, certain types of highway crashes, ship and marine accidents, pipeline incidents and railroad accidents. When requested, the NTSB will assist the military with accident investigation.[1] The NTSB is also in charge of investigating cases of hazardous waste releases that occur during transportation.

 
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Ntsb Academy 2006 Course Catalog

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Message From the Director: As the NTSB Academy enters its third full year of operation, we are pleased to announce the availability of Continuing Education Units (CEUs). In August 2005, the Academy became an Authorized Provider of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) CEU. This accreditation enhances the Academy?s value within the transportation community in two ways: // Every participant who attends a designated Academy cou...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The grim facts: // Between 1990 and 2001, the government reported 1,441 fatal crashes involving 15-passenger vans. // A total of 601 of these were single-vehicle crashes; 316 of the vehicles rolled over. // In 2001 alone, 130 occupants of 15-passenger vans died in crashes involving these vehicles. // There were about 500,000 registered 15-passenger vans in 2001, an increase of more than 280 percent since 1990. // Large vans are frequently used to transport colle...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Proper restraints, correctly installed, save lives of our youngest passengers The grim facts: // Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death to children. // Of those children involved in fatal crashes in 2003, 15 percent of infants, 19 percent of toddlers ages 1 to 3, and 28 percent of children ages 4 to 7 were unrestrained. // Children exposed to deployed air bags are twice as likely to suffer significant injury than children not exposed. // From 1994 throug...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Give young people the help they need to become better drivers and to save lives The grim facts: // More of our teenagers die in traffic crashes than from any other cause. // In 2003, teen drivers represented less than 7 percent of the driving population, but they accounted for more than 13 percent of the drivers involved in all deadly crashes. // More than 21 percent of all highway fatalities occur in crashes that involve our teenage drivers. // From 1997 throug...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Get habitual drinking drivers off the nation?s highways The grim facts: // One alcohol-related death occurs in our country every 31 minutes, and one alcohol-related injury occurs every 2 minutes. // Alcohol-related deaths in car crashes remain significantly higher than the all-time low in 1999. // 17,013 people died in the United States from alcohol-related crashes in 2003. // In 2003, people identified as hard core drinking drivers (those with a high blood alco...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Tougher enforcement of seat belt laws saves lives The grim facts: // From 1994 through 2003, almost 59 percent of people who died in motor vehicle crashes nationwide were not wearing seat belts. // 29 percent of unrestrained occupants are ejected. // When totally ejected, 74 percent of occupants die as a result of the ejection. // The lifetime cost to society for each death is almost $1 million. // In 2003, more than 6,000 lives, and almost $6 billion, could hav...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The problem - Fine particles of frost or ice, the size of a grain of table salt and distributed as sparsely as one per square centimeter over an airplane wing's upper surface, can destroy enough lift to prevent a plane from taking off. // Almost visually imperceptible amounts of ice on an airplane's wing upper surface during takeoff can result in significant performance degradation. // Small, almost visually imperceptible amounts of ice distributed on an airplan...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Recreational boating deaths: a SERIOUS problem // Recreational boating is fun, but the water can be unforgiving. // An average of 714 boaters die each year; 508 of those by drowning. // Deaths are the result of 2 major safety failures: lack of a required personal flotation device (PFD) and uneducated boaters. // Most parents would not drive anywhere without their kids in seatbelts, car seats or booster seats. Parents should not hesitate to protect children, on t...

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Ntsb Safety Alert National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: The problem - Automobile crashes are the number one cause of death for African Americans from birth through age 14, and the number two cause of death for African Americans ages 14 through 24. // Per mile traveled, African American males ages 13-19 are nearly twice as likely to die in a motor vehicle crash than males in general, according to the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health Center for Injury Research and Policy. // All teen drivers represent only about 6...

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United States Code, Title 49 Chapter 11--National Transportation S...

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Subchapter Ii - Organization And Administrative: S 1111. General organization // (a) Organization. - The National Transportation Safety Board is an independent establishment of the United States Government. // (b) Appointment Of Members. - The Board is composed of 5 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Not more than 3 members may be appointed from the same political party. At least 3 members shall be appointed on ...

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Part IV Department of Health and Human Services

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Summary: This rule proposes standards to protect the privacy of individually identifiable health information maintained or transmitted in connection with certain administrative and financial transactions. The rules proposed below, which would apply to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and certain health care providers, propose standards with respect to the rights individuals who are the subject of this information should have, procedures for the exercise of those...

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Jet Engine Problems

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Jet engines in use on today?s commercial airliners are quite reliable. It is not uncommon for engines to operate for tens of thousands of hours without difficulty before being removed from service for scheduled inspection. However, engine malfunctions or failures occasionally occur that require an engine to be shut down in flight. Since multi-engine airplanes are designed to fly with one engine inoperative and flight crews are trained to fly with one engine inop...

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National Transportation Safety Board Aviation Investigation Manual...

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Foreword: This manual is a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) staff product and is intended to provide information and guidance to NTSB employees who are involved in organizing and conducting investigations. This manual has not been adopted by the NTSB Board Members, is not regulatory in nature, is not a binding statement of policy, and is not all-inclusive. The recommended procedures are not intended to become obligations of the NTSB or to create any rights in ...

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Appendixes Aviation Investigation Manual-Major Team Investigations

By: Thomas E. Haueter

Government Reference Publication

Introduction: This advisory checklist is designed to lead an Investigator-in-Charge through most of the administrative steps and many of the operational steps required for a major aircraft accident investigation. It also provides continuity and standardization among IICs as the IIC staff changes over the years. It is arranged for large, major hull loss/numerous casualty type accidents. Items not necessary for such an accident may be ignored. The checklist should be used ...

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National Transportation Safety Board Washington, D.C. 20594 Safety...

By: Margaret Athey

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Parties // Federal Railroad Administration // Canadian National Railway Company // Amtrak // Madison County Sheriff // United Transportation Union // Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen Safety Issue // Canadian National Railway Company?s continuous welded rail maintenance and inspection procedures and standards.

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Safety Study Safety Study Risk Factors Associated with Weather-Rel...

By: Kurt Anderson

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: General Aviation (GA): // Operations conducted under 14 CFR Part 91 // Does not include air carrier, air taxi, or air tour operations // 1,614 GA accidents in 2004 represented 94% of all U.S. civil aviation accidents...

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Tallulah, Louisiana Tallulah, Louisiana Motor Coach Run-Off-The-Ro...

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Occupant Injuries Occupant Injuries: // Motorcoach // Driver seriously injured // 8 passengers fatally injured // 6 passengers seriously injured // Tractor semitrailer driver not injured // Parties to the Investigation // Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration // Louisiana State Police // Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development // First Baptist Church of Eldorado // NeoplanUSA Corporation // United Motorcoach Association...

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National Transportation Safety Board

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Factors in TamaroaRail Failure Factors in Tamaroa Rail Failure: // Bond wire welds created brittle steel (untempered martensite) // Decreased track support (soft ballast) // Location of bond wire welds // Conclusion: // The known soft ballast condition in the area of the insulated joint increased the amount of rail flexing in that area which, in turn, significantly increased stresses in the rail. // Conclusion: // The increased stresses due to the flexing of the...

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Responding to an Aircraft Accident

By: National Transportation Safety Board

Government Reference Publication

Excerpt: Establish Inner and Outer Perimeter: // Protect property // Prevent the disturbance of wreckage and debris except to preserve life, rescue the injured, or protect the wreckage from further damage // Protect and preserve ground scars and marks made by the aircraft // Admit Public Safety Personnel access to the wreckage to the extent necessary to preserve life, and/or stabilize HAZMAT // Maintain a record of personnel who enter the accident site // Prior to NTSB A...

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International Symposium on Family and Victim Assistance for Transp...

By: Jim Hall

Government Reference Publication

Accommodations: The National Transportation Safety Board has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City for the symposium. Please call the Hyatt Regency Crystal City (at Reagan National Airport) directly at 703-418-1234 to make your reservations. You must mention that you are a NTSB symposium participant. A limited number of rooms have been set aside at our special rate until September 6, 1998. The rooms are available on a first-come, f...

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