Photovoltaic energy systems are not a new technology. However, in the last few years, many of these systems have been proposed, or are being considered, for placement over parking lots, parking garages, idle land, or maintenance facilities on transportation and airport authority properties. By federal law, these systems may be required to be safety certified. Safety Certification of systems/sub-systems is required per the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Depending on an agency’s Safety Management Plan, a photovoltaic energy system would likely be required to undergo some level of safety certification. Photovoltaic energy systems represent a promising […]
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) sought professional technical consulting services from K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services, Inc. to conduct a review of the Rail Operations Controller Training Program with the focus on revising it to a highly efficient and productive training program, including a determination of the optimal training subjects, methods and duration. Providing Rail Traffic Controllers with the proper tools to do their jobs is essential. Training is a tool that must be continually refined to ensure employees have the best chance at success, which translates directly to improved safety, efficiency, and reliability for WMATA […]
On June 26, 2020, the Port Authority of Allegheny County (Authority) Board passed a resolution authorizing the Authority’s Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Legal Officer to enter into an agreement with K&J Safety and Security Consulting Services, Inc. The agreement is for K&J to provide professional safety consulting and safety management systems services on an as-needed basis. This agreement is for an initial three-year period, not-to-exceed $860,000 with an optional additional two-years at the discretion of the Authority.
In July 2019, K&J was tasked through an existing Safety Engineering Consulting Support Services Contract with SEPTA to perform a Road Worker Protection (RWP) program safety assessment. This executive management initiative and tasking was initiated due to a recent train strike of a two-person work gang resulting in the death of one of the SEPTA employees. This safety assessment’s major focus is to evaluate current RWP practices, rules and procedures, training, and the integration of advanced RWP warning systems.