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Protecting Railroad Workers: Understanding When OSHA and FRA Safety Regulations Apply (TNS661Y)

Presented By : Tom Barron
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Pre Recorded Webinar
60 minutes
  •  Thu, June 16, 2016
Event Description

OSHA Safety Regulations for Railroad Workers or FRA Safety Rules. Which Applies and When?

Railroad worker safety is unique in that two regulatory agencies have jurisdictional oversight given whether the worker is performing duties in an office/administration area, fixed railroad repair shop, or on-the-track, in the locomotive or bridge work setting. While the majority of railroad worker safety requirements are governed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations, other worker rights and work safety rules are governed by OSHA.

The challenge is in understanding the jurisdictional boundary divide and the type of work being performed. The lack of understanding on which worker safety or protection rules apply, could result in citations, fines or lawsuits brought by injured employees for failure to follow safety regulations, or employees discharged for expressing safety concerns governed by OSHA whistle-blower protection regulations.

Join this session by expert speaker Tom Barron, Ph.D, to get a working level knowledge on when is it correct to apply for OSHA regulations, when it comes to railroad worker safety, instead of the safety rules that are for FRA workers.

To illustrate webinar discussion points, Tom will provide a case example that supported a client RR company for a civil action/workers’ compensation. It claimed that the plaintiff’s alleged injuries sustained were due, in part, to the company failing to provide adequate worker protection and PPE because they violated/ignored various OSHA worker safety regulations while he was performing track roadway maintenance activities. This session will review the case in detail.

Session Highlights:

  • Get an overview of the current safety regulations for FRA railroad workers, as written in 49CFR213, 214 and in the publications of FRA safety manual regulation.
  • Know the regulations of OSHA as applied to fixed-rail facility activities that include worker safety regulations delegated to OSHA by the FRA, or repair shop.
  • Understand the OSHA whistle blower protection rules that apply to all railroad workers raising a safety concern.
  • Case example

Who Should Attend

This seminar will benefit management and supervisors of rail shop facilities, on-track workers, and bridge workers;  personnel responsible for the rail company’s  railroad worker safety program; training personnel; and human resource or labor relations personnel who must be aware of worker OSHA whistleblower protection rights.

About Our Speaker(s)

Tom Barron, Manufacturing Regulations ExpertTom Barron
Tom Barron, Ph.D., CIHM, CECD, CECM is president of 21st Management Corporation located in Paducah, KY.  Dr. Barron has over 39 years of diverse industry experience working with nuclear power licensees, construction contractors, healthcare facilities, and general industry companies and business owners helping ensu... More info

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