At the 2011 conference a meeting of RailSIG members decided to rename the RailSIG to TranSIG in order to better represent the interests of the members and foster new members.
A LinkedIn group has been started for those interested in taking part in discussion. The group has so far been very quiet and we would welcome people interested in contributing to discussion. to join you need to join LinkedIn, then search for the TranSIG group and join it.
Transport Human Factors covers a wide breadth of topics. As a snapshot, below are some of the topics generating a lot of interest in the transport industries in Australia and around the world:
- Fatigue management and vigilance
- Organisational considerations (e.g. "just culture")
- Organisational awareness of Human Factors (and impacts thereof)
- Risk management, risk taking, etc
- Integration of Human Factors into the design of transport systems
- Human error and error management
- Cultural change to improve safety behaviours at all organisational levels
- Systemic failure
- Impact of new technologies
- Level crossings (road and rail driver behaviours and design of crossings)
- Post-incident stress
- Rail resource management