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:
Click Here to view the video created by Norfolk Southern on behalf of the FAMES committee to address fatal accidents involving boom/crane usage on roadway maintenance machines in conjunction with the FAMES report published in December 2019.
For more information, contact JR Gelnar at email@example.com 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: