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5/16/2007



Rail News: Safety

DuPont Safety Resources to help WMATA shore up safety program



Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently contracted DuPont Safety Resources to help the agency boost safety and reduce worker compensation claims.

The firm will work with WMATA to set five-year goals for improving the authority’s safety program, changing the safety culture, increasing accountability and reducing lost-time injury days. DuPont consultants will assess WMATA’s current safety approach and develop a customized employee training program.

WMATA officials hope to prevent work-related injuries, and reduce rail and bus accidents by 50 percent. The agency spends $17 million annually on workers’ compensation claims. In fiscal-year 2006, the authority received 1,216 claims, resulting in 36,284 lost work days.


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