FRA Schedules Three Seminars on Training, Drug Testing Rules

The Part 219 presentation will address the expanded scope of FRA's drug and alcohol control regulations to cover maintenance of way employees. The Part 243 presentation will provide an overview of program compliance requirements and address significant upcoming implementation deadlines.

The Federal Railroad Administration announced it will host three outreach seminars for stakeholders that focus on recent regulatory changes to its drug and alcohol testing rules and also its training rules for railroad safety employees.

These will be day-long sessions focused on the June 2017 amendments to 49 CFR Part 219 - Control of Alcohol and Drug Use and the implementation requirements of 49 CFR Part 243 - Training, Qualification and Oversight for Safety-Related Railroad Employees. Both regulations were issued in response to statutory requirements set forth in the Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008.

The seminars are free to the public, but attendee pre-registration is required because the venues can accommodate only about 100 people. The dates and locations of the seminars are:

  • Thursday, May 17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Steamtown National Historic Site, 350 Cliff Street, Scranton, PA 18503
  • Tuesday, June 26, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., California State Railroad Museum,125 I Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • Thursday, August 30, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., National Weather Service Training Center, 7220 NW 101st, Kansas City, MO 64153

The Part 219 presentation will address the expanded scope of FRA's drug and alcohol control regulations to cover maintenance of way employees. The Part 243 presentation will provide an overview of program compliance requirements and address significant upcoming implementation deadlines.

To register, visit this page.

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