In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we talk with Mike Hiller, Railroad Accident Investigator, Joe Gordon, Rail Safety Investigator, and Paul Stancil, Hazardous Materials Accident Investigator, in the NTSB Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations, about the derailment of a Union Pacific Railroad ethanol train, on March 10, 2017, near Graettinger, Iowa.
It’s been one year since we launched our Behind-the-Scene @NTSB podcast. As we reflect on the last year and the 16 episodes we’ve shared with listeners so far, we decided to sit down and talk with our podcast host, Erik Strickland.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, Erik Strickland, a transportation safety specialist in the NTSB Office of Safety Recommendations and Communications shares with us his transportation journey from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), to NTSB Safety Advocate and now Senior Advisor to NTSB Member Jennifer Homendy.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we chat with Gloria Noguera the Administrative Officer in the NTSB Office of Railroad, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Investigations. Gloria shares with us her transportation journey from Colombia, South America, to an FAA control tower in New Jersey, and now at the NTSB.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we chat with some of our summer interns—Keely, a junior at Virginia Tech; Lauren, a junior at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Tim, a senior at the University of Maryland & Alexander, a junior at the University of Michigan. They’ll share how they discovered opportunities at the NTSB and what they learned about transportation safety and our agency’s role in improving it.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we have a great chat with the Managing Director of the NTSB, Dennis Jones. Dennis has been with the Agency for a few years and has held different positions from intern to aviation field investigator to supervisor to chief and now the Managing Director.
He shares with us his transportation journey and some highlights from his career at the NTSB.
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Senior Human Performance Investigator, Dr. Jana Price. March is Sleep Awareness Month and Dr. Price is an expert in the field of fatigue….so we were lucky to have the chance to chat with her.
We all know what sleep is important, but it shouldn’t be an afterthought. Dr. Price tells us why and even shares the reason we feel groggy after a nap (spoiler alert, sleep inertia).
In this episode of Behind-the-Scene @NTSB, we get to chat with Career Development Advisor Leslie McClam. She shares with us how she got started at the Agency and the creative programs she has been involved with to support staff development.
We learn that every Agency needs a Leslie! She discusses how lifelong career development is important, and key, to employee engagement. And the more the staff is engaged, the more they enjoy the work they do. Leslie reminds us that everyone at the Agency contributes to the mission to support the improvement of safety in all modes of transportation.