The Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-Way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee

One of the most active initiatives in the railroad industry has been analyzing the issues of roadway worker protection. The FAMES 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 reports 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.

Switching & Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) working group

The goal of the Switching & Operations Fatality Analysis (SOFA) working group is to identify and eradicate the causes of switching and operations fatalities.