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FAMES — Fatalities Involving
Roadway Maintenance Machine Strikes

Since the implementation of the Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) regulations in 1997, there have been too many RWP accidents in which Roadway Workers were killed or injured. To date, FAMES has analyzed 41 Roadway Worker fatalities; 7 involved strikes by Roadway Maintenance Machines (RMMs), which includes hi-rail vehicles.

The 23rd Annual Letter Carriers’
Food Drive is on Saturday, May 9, 2015

Underemployment and joblessness remain high and the need for food assistance remains great. Thankfully, for so many in need of a helping hand, the National Association of Letter Carriers annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is coming back for the 23rd consecutive year.

Help Wanted — Grand Lodge Representative

The Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen Grand Executive Council is accepting resumés for the purpose of appointing a new Grand Lodge Representative.

Training Standards — FINAL RULE

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has established minimum training standards for all safety-related railroad employees, as required by the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (RSIA).

Awareness Level Hazardous Materials Training

Thursday, December 4. 2014 — 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
748 Massachusetts Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46204

This 8-hour hazardous materials awareness course provides rail workers with valuable skills and knowledge necessary to protect themselves and others in an emergency situation involving hazardous materials.

Postive Train Control (PTC) — FINAL RULE

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued its final rule amending the regulations implementing a requirement of the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 that certain passenger and freight railroads install Positive Train Control (PTC) systems governing operations on certain main line tracks.

Updated Signal Hours of Service
Interpretive Document

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has issued its updated Signal Hours of Service (HOS) interpretive document S-14-01 amending the older G-00-02 interpretive document. This document covers an introduction, rules for signal service, records and reporting, and gives examples applicable to signal HOS.

Federal Railroad Chief Returning to Chicago
to Focus on Transportation Issues

The nation's top railroad official is stepping down and will return to his Chicago-area roots to join the metropolitan region's planning agency to work on local transportation issues, officials said Thursday.

FAMES — Fourth Quarter Safety Alert

Twenty-Five Years of Data Shows 4th Quarter Spike in Fatal Roadway Worker Incidents

A comparison of available roadway worker fatality data over a span of 25 years (1986–1994 and 1997–2012) indicates that the highest number of roadway worker incidents occur in the 4th Quarter.

FedEx Ground Misclassified as Independent Contractors Instead of Employees

Court finds that workforce of FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors. Could be liable for hundreds of millions of dollars in drivers’ operating expenses and wages Oakland, CA — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal ruled that a class of 2,300 individuals working for FedEx Ground was misclassified as independent contractors instead of employees.

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