safety & compliance

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:

For more information, contact JR Gelnar at (202) 585-3436.

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.

Following are recommendations and the most recent quarterly SOFA reports: