Fatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES)

FAMES LogoFatality Analysis of Maintenance-of-way Employees and Signalmen (FAMES) Committee was formed by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in collaboration with railroad labor and management representatives, to form an ad-hoc committee to review roadway worker fatalities. 

FAMES is a voluntary, consensus-based Committee focused on identifying risks, trends, and factors impacting roadway worker safety. FAMES will periodically issue findings and recommendations based upon its review of available safety data. The Committee’s activities are focused on education and prevention.

Introduction to the FAMES Committee

Safety Alerts

Reports

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Fourth Quarter Safety Alert (Sep 2017)

FAMES: Worker Safety at Highway-Rail Grade Crossings

Roadway Worker Good faith Challenge

Device Distraction Alert

Fatalities in Controlled Points/Manual Interlockings

Fatalities Involving Roadway Maintenance Machine Strikes 

Fourth Quarter Safety Alert (Sep 2014)

FAMES: Fatalities on Adjacent Tracks

FAMES: Fatal Accidents Under Train Approach Warning (Watchman / Lookout)

Introduction to the FAMES Committee

Fatal Accidents Involving Roadway Workers-In-Charge and Lone Workers

The Importance of Effective On-Track Safety Briefings

The Importance of Effective On-Track Safety Briefings (June 2016)

Fatal Accident Patterns - Hours of Day

FAMES Safety Alert: Use of Electronic Devices

Fatal Striking Accidents with Roadway Maintenance Machines Present

Fatalities on Adjacent Tracks

FAMES: Safety on Railroad Bridges