With the implementation of 49CFR243, FRA requires railroads and its contractors to design, develop, and implement more structured training programs based on the systems approach to training (SAT) methodology. Also, safety-related employees will have to go through a more formalized task-based qualification process which includes OJT performance evaluations – combination of knowledge and verified performance skills – by designated instructors for qualification. Lastly, qualified supervisors must perform periodic oversight of their people, and possibly contractor personnel, to evaluate their competency and determine whether there are gaps in the training program. They must also ensure that qualified safety-related employees are performing work in accordance with Federal railroad safety laws, regulations and orders.
Successful implementation and approval of required programs under this new regulation could be daunting and expensive (completion of required program documentation for task-based qualifications) if a company (railroad, contractor or training/learning provider) does not understand the required process and don’t have qualified instructional design staff and trainers to design, develop, and implement training to satisfy the new regulatory requirements within stated key dates.
The systems approach to training concept, while not new to the military, licensed nuclear power facilities, or airlines, may be new to FRA’s regulated community. For effective implementation and compliance with the regulation, railroads and contractors must ensure their training developers are proficient in instructional design, and OJT trainers -designated instructors and peer – are effective in evaluating worker performance to program standards.
In this webinar Tom Barron, Ph.D. will share lessons from his real-life experience in designing, developing, implementing and managing these types of formal training programs. He will also provide suggestions on how to write effective terminal objectives and construct task-to-train matrices. This session will provide a working level knowledge of key 49CFR243 requirements and strategies for implementing the training, qualification and oversight requirements in a cost-effective manner.
Who Should Attend
This seminar will improve your existing knowledge and skills for Part 243 implementation. Webinar content is designed for training management and supervisors of railroads, designated-instructional personnel for railroads and contractors, and training organizations and learning institutions who currently provide safety-related training services for railroad companies and contractors.
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