Injured railroad workers can sue their company or carrier for damages to recover lost earnings – past and future; out-of-pocket medical expenses; pain and suffering; etc. under the Federal Employer Liability Act of 1908 (FELA). Injury claims and potential judgments under FELA can be very costly to a carrier, for e.g.: one settled claim was over $8 million.
While railroad companies and the FRA continue to emphasize and improve safety, railroad work remains dangerous, and worker injuries will occur. Therefore, having a process to identify and correct the precursors or close calls that could lead to future serious injury and FELA claims, just makes good business sense.
This webinar by expert speaker Tom Barron will review FELA provisions and types of injuries that are occurring based on FRA statistics and FELA filings. It will discuss a proactive safety improvement process that identifies and eliminates precursor conditions that lead to more serious employee injury incidents or operating accidents.
Additionally, this training session will provide attendees with a working-level understanding of FELA contents as relating to liability for injuries to employees. It will feature injury information summaries which will help them compare how their company is performing. Further, it will provide a framework program to identify precursor events or close calls so that information can be used to implement worker safety improvements and correct deficiencies that could otherwise lead to more serious accidents or injuries.
Who Should Attend
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