The ASLRRA has a series of publications available for purchase detailing information of importance dealing with railroad safety and security.

Post-Accident Toxicological Testing Video:
 An interactive training video produced by the industry with input from the FRA, which provides instruction on when and how to administer a post-accident drug and alcohol tests. To learn more, click here.

Reasonable Suspicion Drug & Alcohol Signs and Symptoms Video: This video provides guidance on drug and alcohol testing guidelines. Specifically, you will learn how to recognize possible impairment, what substances to test for, how to conduct a proper test, and steps to take in case of a positive test, among many other components.  To learn more, click here.

Freight Railroad IED Recognition and Inspection DVD: This DVD contains information on how to recognize and inspect potential improvised explosive devices safely. To order, click here.

Hazardous Material Pocket Response Guide- This handy guide summarizes recommended general procedures for dealing with possible or actual hazmat incidents on one side and gives brief descriptions of hazardous materials, associated with their DOT placards, on the other. Laminated and indented, so that it may be easily folded into the pockets of supervisors, train crews, etc. for quick reference. To order, click here.

Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response (TRIPR) Training: Developed by PHMSA and the HAMMER group, TRIPR focuses on disaster management for emergency responders and interaction with railroads with a focus on flammable liquid trains. TRANSCAER has endorsed and will be distributing the training. To access the TRIPR website, click the button below.

TRIPR Training Graphic

A fact sheet on flammable liquid unit trains has also been prepared by PHMSA. To access it, click here.

Industry Safety Initiatives: Currently, the ASLRRA is involved in two industry-wide safety initiatives: SOFA and FAMES.

For more information, contact JR Gelnar at or 202-585-3436.