MAC Safety provides a range of affordable safety, regulatory compliance, and technical training services to rail and rail related industries. We’re steadfast in our commitment to railroad safety training. Our rail employee safety program provides rail conductors and crews with the education they need to stay safe and make decisions consistently in line with safety policies, procedures, and all-around safe operations.
Rail Employee Safety Programs
America’s freight moves 24 hours each day, 365 days a year. This is only possible with the dedicated around-the-clock work of nearly 200,000 rail employees in the U.S.
Through our nation’s history, there has been much advancement in railroad operations. These technological advancements, coupled with comprehensive rail employee safety training programs like MAC Safety’s, have helped significantly lower the number of rail worker injuries and deaths.
According to data supplied by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, rail operations today have fewer reported accidents and injuries than the trucking airline, mining, manufacturing, construction, and inland marine transportation industries. Nonetheless, America’s railroads remain committed to strengthening this already safe rail network. This is why MAC Safety is proud to offer rigorous railroad employee safety training programs covering a variety of rail safety and operation concerns, such as:
- Operation Safety
- Rail Safety
- Hazardous Materials Transportation (Hazmat Training)
- Fuel Conservation
- Railroad Security
- Positive Train Control
- Track/Train Dynamics
- Train Handling
- Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Safety
- Drug & Alcohol Testing Requirements
- Fatigue Countermeasure Training
- Monitoring Requirements
- Refresher Courses
Operations Training for Every Rail Worker
Our programs prepare not just freight conductors, but crew members such as brakemen, switchmen, yardmasters, and track design, inspectors, and repair teams. MAC Safety’s railroad safety training teaches workers proper risk management techniques. Workers learn how to identify and correct poor work habits and conditions per OSHA railroad safety standards and the rules and regulations set forth by the Federal Railroad Administration.
MAC Safety Also Cares About Public Safety
While the railroad industry itself is safer than ever, there were over 2,201 people killed or injured on railroad tracks in 2013, making vehicle/pedestrian accident prevention on railroad property a serious concern. While the installation of warning devices and grade crossings are the responsibility of federal, state, and local government agencies, it is the responsibility of railroad companies to maintain such devices. Ask us about our rail crossing safety educational presentations for workers and the general public.