Reports to Congress

Operating Practices Research Plan 1993-1997

  • 01
  • Mar
  • 1994
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Railroad Employees, Emergency Response, Rail Safety
ABSTRACT: [From the Introduction] The Operating Practices Subprogram directly supports the Equipment, Operations and Hazardous Materials Program and the rail safety responsibility and authority specifically conferred on the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) in the Federal Railroad Safety Act of 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 1988, the Rail Safety Enforcement and Review Act of 1992 and related legislation, as amended. This subprogram focuses on that research necessary to: provide for the safe performance of railroad employees in the control, handling, and transport of equipment and lading; provide for the awareness of motorists and the public of the potential hazards associated with railroad operations; and provide for informed responses to emergency situations by response organizations.