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51 disciplines within the MOW Division. The team is broken hazards and enhance safety. The office maintains and updates down into small groups of three to four people from different a variety of databases to generate reports, provide data to reg- disciplines (i.e., track, signals). Each small group conducts ulatory agencies, and to support data analysis. Those relevant multiple inspections during its safety blitz tour of duty. If to ROW worker protection include: rule violations are discovered during an inspection, the team instructs the workers on proper procedures. If there are blatant Employee Accident Database System; violations jeopardizing the safety of the workers, the work is Employee Fatality Database; stopped and the job site is shut down. Near Miss Database; and Contractor Accident Database (14, pp. 9.19.5). The results of the Safety Blitz inspections are reviewed with the supervisors in charge of the work sites. The intent of the The data analysis enables the organization to identify program is to improve the safety culture. MOW management common trends and problems and to determine if the number believes there have been many benefits. The cross-discipline of incidents is increasing or decreasing over specific time teams have promoted understanding and knowledge-sharing periods. Trend analyses focus on employee and customer across the different work classifications. Management's accidents, near miss incidents, fire incidents, and common commitment to the program and its focus on correcting behav- deficiencies resulting from inspections, audits, investigations, iors, not administering disciplinary actions, demonstrates reviews, and surveys. to employees that the organization is serious about safety. Finally, management's direct observation of work sites has CONCLUSION led to the realization that certain work rules are not feasible in the "real world." The challenge of getting employees to make reports that would incriminate fellow workers was raised frequently. Each agency MOW management reviews accident statistics, near miss had specific reporting procedures for accidents and accident incident investigations, safety inspections, Safety Blitzes, and investigation processes. However, structured processes for other relevant trend analyses at quarterly Safety Enhancement reporting near miss incidents or rules violations did not exist, Briefings for all employees. with the exception of NYCT's near miss reporting require- ments. All the agencies took swift and corrective actions ONGOING DATA EVALUATION AND when rules violations were uncovered but some, excluding CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT NYCT, acknowledged that they could do more with regard to data tracking and analysis. NYCT personnel, including All the agencies interviewed strive continually to improve representatives from the Office of System Safety and the safety through everyday experiences, inspections, audits, Department of Subways, viewed the data tracking and trend investigations, and the like. NYCT's Office of System Safety analyses put in place as the result of their Track Safety Task stresses data analysis as a tool for identifying problem areas Force initiative as significant improvements and valuable tools and determining the effectiveness of practices to reduce in addressing ROW worker safety.