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OSHA Whistleblower Data Snapshot

Posted in Federal Rail Safety Act
The data is in. Since FY 2014, the number of OSHA whistleblower investigators shrunk by 25% while the number of complaints ballooned by 30%. In FY 2018 alone, 1,137 private statutory retaliation complaints were filed, the majority by railroad workers under the Federal Rail Safety Act, followed by long-haul truckers under the STAA. Of all… Continue Reading

Update on Notable FRSA Cases

Posted in Federal Rail Safety Act
The steady stream of FRSA Section 20109 whistleblower decisions continues apace. Here are some recent notable decisions to keep in mind. Railroad Bad Faith Conduct The decision by U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson in Johnston v. BNSF Railway Company is remarkable in several respects. Judge Nelson granted the employee’s Motion for Reconsideration and reversed… Continue Reading

Video Interview: Discussing the landscape of rail safety with LXBN TV

Posted in Railroad Accidents, Railroad Safety
Responding to my recent post  about Metro North Railroad’s Spuyten Duyvil train derailment, Colin O’Keefe of LXBN interviewed me regarding the culture of rail safety on our nations railroads, and the external and internal factors that make it so subpar.  Rail employees are the eyes and ears of safety on the property, but recently Congress and OSHA’s Whistleblower Directorate have confirmed a… Continue Reading

Metro North Railroad Train Collision

Posted in Railroad Injuries
The ultimate rail safety lessons from the Metro North Railroad train derailment are yet to be learned.  As the investigation continues, our foremost concern is for the injured Metro North passengers and Metro North crew members.  But one thing is clear: this train collision reminds all of us that the operation of our nation’s railroads… Continue Reading