FRA Slots Track Safety Symposium

Written by Andrew Corselli, Managing Editor
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Anyone who is responsible for the inspection, maintenance or safety of the physical track structure or maintenance-of-way employees should attend.

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is hosting a free-of-charge Track & Roadway Workplace Safety Symposium, its first collaborative safety gathering tailored to the industry's track maintenance and construction groups.

On May 19-21, FRA’s approximately 180 track inspectors and specialists will gather in Louisville, Kent., at a to-be-announced venue “to share, learn and grow together during breakout sessions related to track or roadway workplace safety,” says Federal Railroad Administrator Ron Batory.

The symposium aims to advance wide-ranging aspects of safety in sessions covering:

  •  Technological advancements in on-track safety and track inspection.
  • Derailment prevention.
  • Continuously welded rail management.
  • Active research projects with a safety focus.
  • Rail defect detection trends and best practices.
  • FRA regulatory guidelines.

The event, which will cater to employees of all experience levels, is a first of its kind for the FRA’s track discipline and will include a short general session followed by 10 time slots for breakouts in eight breakout rooms.

FRA is seeking experts in their respective fields to lead breakout sessions on a wide range of issues pertaining to Track and Roadway Workplace Safety. Those interested in leading a breakout session can sign up here via the registration link. Space is limited to the first 700 registrations.

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