Lawmakers seek to mandate two-person crews on freight trains

(Source: Safety and Health Magazine, April 10, 2019) 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Legislation reintroduced by Rep. Don Young (R-AK) on March 13 would require at least two certified crew members on all freight trains operated in the United States. “Requiring a second crew member aboard a train to help share the operational workload is a commonsense step to strengthen public safety,” Zack Brown, Young’s press secretary, wrote in an email to Safety+Health.

Full story: Safety and Health Magazine

Friday, April 12, 2019