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:
- FAMES – Fatalities on Adjacent Tracks – March 2023
- FAMES – Safety Alert: Use of Electronic Devices – January 26, 2023
- FAMES – Fatality Safety Alert – November 9, 2022
- FAMES – Fatality Safety Alert – November 8, 2022
- FAMES – Bridge Worker Safety – November 2022
- FAMES – Fourth Quarter Safety Alert – September 2022
- FAMES – Fatal Accidents Involving RWIC and Lone Workers – June 2022
- FAMES – Fatal Striking Accidents with Roadway Maintenance Machines Present – February 2022
- FAMES – Workers Fatally Injured by Trains or On‐Track Equipment in Multiple Track Territory
- FAMES – Safety Alert – January 2021
- FAMES – Safety Alert – November 2020
- FAMES – Fourth Quarter Safety Alert – October 2020
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.
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.