The FAMES Committee (Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen)

One of the most active initiatives in the railroad industry has been analyzing the issues of roadway worker protection. The FAMES (Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen) Committee, the industry-wide group that has focused on this important issue, is a voluntary committee of labor, management and government formed to review and analyze Roadway Worker Fatalities.

Following are safety alerts and recommendations put forth by the FAMES Committee:

For more information, contact JR Gelnar at jrgelnar@aslrra.org or 202-585-3436.

Switching & Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) working group

Together with other industry associations, government agencies and labor bodies, the ASLRRA is engaged in the Switching & Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) working group. The goal of SOFA is to identify and eradicate the causes of switching and operations fatalities.

Following are the most recent quarterly SOFA reports: