Notices or Meetings Safety Advisories

November 28, 2016: (SA) Identification and Mitigation of Hazards Through Job Safety Briefings and Hazard Recognition Strategies

The Federal Railroad Administration issued Safety Advisory 2016-02 regarding the number of fatalities of railroad workers and contractors that occur during activities that fall outside the scope of FRA’s safety regulations but that are still under OSHA regulations.
FRA wants to remind railroads workers and contractors that it is important to identify hazardous conditions at job sites, conduct thorough safety briefings, and discuss any hazardous conditions. FRA urges railroads to take appropriate actions to mitigate those conditions. In addition, the safety advisory reminds railroad workers and contractors that OSHA’s job safety regulations may still apply to certain activities and recommends hazard recognition strategies.

 Safety Advisory 2016–02