This article gives an overview of regulations that have been added by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to its Railroad Workplace Safety regulations covering on-track maintenance of way (m/w) equipment. The safety-oriented regulations primarily affect new equipment and the retrofitting of existing equipment, and don't affect most equipment built in 1990 or earlier. The most significant aspect of the new regulations is the focus on air conditioning requirements for certain types of equipment and specific seating requirements. The article notes that while the new regulations will most likely create an additional burden for m/w equipment operators, the regulations are railroad-specific and may not be impacted by OSHA rules.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Cerny, L T
  • Publication Date: 2003-9


  • English

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 41-42
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00965065
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2003 12:00AM