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2014 Q1 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q4 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q3 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q2 Signalman's Journal
2013 Q1 Signalman's Journal
2012 Q4 Signalman's Journal
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2012 Q2 Signalman's Journal
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Fatality Analysis of
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Introduction to the FAMES Committee report


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


FAMES Safety Alert:
A comparison of roadway worker fatality data over a span of 21 years (1986–1994 and 1997–2010) indicates that the highest number of roadway worker incidents occur in the 4th Quarter.


The Importance of Effective On-Track Safety Briefings
An On-Track Safety Briefing informs roadway workers of their on-track protection at the jobsite and is a vital component of the job briefing. On-Track Safety Briefings and Re-Briefings are interactive discussions intended to provide an opportunity for roadway workers to ask questions, raise any concerns, and verify their understanding of the on-track protection.


Fatal Accident Patterns — Hours of Day

Following the implementation of the Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Rule in 1997, there have been a total of 42 fatal RWP accidents, in which 44 roadway workers have perished, as of January 1, 2012. The FAMES Committee was able to obtain data to analyze 39 fatal RWP accidents, which accounted for 41 of the 44 fatalities. The FAMES Committee analysis is based on the available data.

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Safety Alert: Use of Electronic Devices

The inappropriate use of electronic devices has been linked to accidents and fatalities, both on railroads and highways.

Electronic devices such as cellular telephones, notebook computers, electronic notepads, etc. are widely used in today’s culture. These devices can enhance railroad safety, operational efficiency, and communication when used appropriately, but may also introduce an element of distraction. Any distraction while performing a safety-critical task can be hazardous.


Fourth Quarter Safety Alert

Twenty-one years of data shows 4th Quarter spike in fatal roadway worker incidents
A comparison of roadway worker fatality data over a span of 21 years (1986–1994 and 1997–2010) indicates that the highest number of roadway worker incidents occur in the 4th Quarter.


Fatal Striking Accidents with Roadway Maintenance Machines Present

Following the implementation of the Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) Rule in 1997, there have been a total of 42 fatal RWP accidents, in which 44 roadway workers have perished, as of January 1, 2012. The FAMES Committee was able to obtain data to analyze 39 fatal RWP accidents, which accounted for 41 of the 44 fatalities. The FAMES Committee analysis is based on the available data.


Fatal Accidents Under Train Approach Warning (Watchman/Lookout)


Fatalities on Adjacent Tracks






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