Railroad worker safety is unique in that two regulatory agencies have jurisdictional oversight given whether the worker is performing duties in a fixed railroad repair shop or on-the-track, in the locomotive or bridge work setting. While the preponderance of railroad worker safety requirements is governed by Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations, certain other worker rights and work safety rules are governed by OSHA. The challenge is an understanding the divide for these jurisdictional boundaries 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.
This presentation by Tom Barron will explain the following to provide working level knowledge of when OSHA regulations will apply for railroad worker safety instead of FRA worker safety rules:
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