Railroad Safety Training

Railroad Employee Safety Training in New England

MAC Safety New England provides rail companies in Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire with comprehensive railroad employee safety training.

Our programs offer safety and regulatory compliance education to rail conductors and crew members; including switchmen/brakemen, yardmasters, track design specialists, track inspectors, and track repair teams.

At the conclusion of our training, rail workers will have the education they need to remain safe at all times and make consistent decisions in line with OSHA standards and the regulatory policies and procedures set forth by the Federal Railroad Administration.

New England Rail Employee Safety Training

Roughly 200,000 rail employees in the U.S. use our railways around-the-clock, 365 days a year, to move freight. Through the vast technological upgrades in the rail industry, and the availability of thorough rail employee safety programs, the number of rail worker injuries and deaths has significantly declined over the last few decades.

Data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows fewer reported rail worker accidents, injuries, and fatalities than the manufacturing, construction, mining, airline, trucking, and inland marine transportation industries.

That said, rail workers face imminent danger each day on the job. And New England-area rail companies are committed to strengthening job safety. This is why MAC Safety is proud to offer our far-reaching railway/railroad worker safety training to rail companies in the region. Our railway safety training in New England covers such topics as:

  • Rail Safety
  • Safe Operations
  • Transporting Hazardous Materials (Hazmat Training)
  • Post 9-11 Railroad Security
  • Fatigue Countermeasure Training
  • Fuel Conservation
  • Train Handling
  • Positive Train Control
  • Grade Crossing Safety
  • Drug & Alcohol Testing
  • Refresher Courses
  • Monitoring Requirements

Through MAC Safety’s railroad safety training, rail workers acquire proper safety and risk management techniques; such as identifying improper work habits and conditions.

MAC Safety New England Is Also Committed to Public Safety

While the railroad industry just may be safer than ever, there were over 2,000 people injured or killed on railroad property in 2013. Preventing vehicle/pedestrian accidents on railroad tracks is a very serious concern within the rail industry. Government agencies install warning devices and grade crossings, but rail companies are responsible for maintenance. Call MAC Safety New England at 617.855.8377 to inquire about our grade crossing safety presentations for rail workers and the general public.

New England Railroad Videos

New England’s railroads – from the legendary but now non-operational Boston & Maine Railroad to the rails through the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, the Connecticut River Valley, and Cape Cod – are rich in history. Here are few videos celebrating the rich history of railroads in New England.

Boston & Maine Railroad Tribute

New England Railroad – 1940s