Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Personnel service available for small roads

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Atlanta-based e-VERIFILE.COM Inc. has launched a small-road version of its e-RAILSAFE Web-based service for personnel screening, compliance awareness, and workplace credentialing for employees and contractors.

E-RAILSAFE-ShortLine (ERS-ShortLine) is based on e-VERIFILE’s ERS Class I service, which has been in use since 2007 on the seven major railroads operating in the U.S. It was “designed exclusively for short line and regional railroad systems,” says e-VERIFILE Chief Strategy Officer Devon Wijesinghe. “Smaller railroads have the same needs as larger ones, but less manpower to accomplish them. ERS- ShortLine gives them the same abilities as the big guys at an affordable price.”

To use ERS-ShortLine, railroad operators and related enterprises subscribe to the service and login to create their own Workplace Compliance program(s). Once an account has been established, these organizations then require their personnel and/or contractors to become subscribers and then login to comply with the program(s). Compliance determines eligibility to access select railroad facilities and jobsites or to receive associated credentials.

E-VERIFILE’s Wijesinghe says that no additional software or equipment is required, and ERS-ShortLine can be securely accessed from any personal computer 24/7. For further information, see ers-shortline.com.