Summaries of Railroad Safety Laws
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Whenever you discover a safety violation which the carrier does not immediately correct, you should promptly contact the employee’s union representative, and/or the Federal Railroad Administration and, in as much detail as possible, set forth the facts.
If you have a legal question concerning the safety laws or regulations, you may contact the UTU’s general counsel.
The summaries of a few of the regulations are exactly as published in the Code of Federal Regulations. In other cases, portions of a summary prepared by the Federal Railroad Administration have been copied. The applicable statute and/or regulations are cited at the end of each subject that has been summarized.
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