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All Amtrak owned and operated territory are included for the transportation crafts. Amtrak is continuing to expand and is adopting IMOUs for all crafts and operating territories. For further guidance, refer to the IMOUs currently in place.
Yes. All Amtrak crews working within the limits of the pilot project will be covered.
|Type of Event||Examples|
|We recommend you report any event related to safety.||Unsecure equipment,Train striking a derail that does not result in a derailment.|
- The employee's action or lack of action was intended to damage Amtrak or another entity's operations or equipment or to injure other individuals, or the employee's action or lack of action purposely placed others in danger.
- The employee's action or lack of action involved a criminal offense.
- The employee's behavior involved substance abuse or inappropriate use of controlled substances.
- The event resulted in any type of train accident without regard to monetary damage.
- The event caused or was alleged to have caused any injury, illness, or medical treatment of any kind to any person involved in the event.
- The event resulted in an identifiable release of a hazardous material.
In an emergency contact Amtrak supervision immediately.
Yes. They can report close calls if the event falls within the scope and doesn't require immediate intervention. If the event is unknown to anyone else, the manager would be able to submit a report and it would remain confidential.
Yes. For an employee to receive protection, the following conditions must be met:
Yes, provided the event or action is not determined to have intentionally placed others in danger as listed in IMOU Article 7.2.
Only if crew members are named on the report. Amtrak encourages all employees to report the close call themselves.
Whether or not your report is accepted by the PRT, your secure, de-identified report is important to rail safety and will be entered into the NASA C3RS database.
NASA de-identifies all personal and carrier information from a C3RS report so that the identity of the reporting employee or anyone mentioned in the report cannot be determined. Dates, times, and related information, which could be used to infer an identity, are either generalized or eliminated. Personal information such as names and other identifying information are removed and the report's identification strip is returned to the reporter.
Sharing your report enables the PRT to analyze the close call event and recommend corrective actions to improve safety. Since the PRT has representatives from labor, management, and the FRA who understand Amtrak operations, they can recommend corrective actions tailored to the needs of Amtrak employees. Without your report, the PRT cannot uncover why the event occurred and therefore will not be able to recommend corrective actions to fix the problem.
No. PRT teams receive only de-identified reports from NASA with all personal information and third party references either generalized or removed. Amtrak agrees they will not use the data to identify whoever else might be engaged in the same activity or to discipline and decertify employees for that behavior. The FRA receives an annual C3RS summary report from NASA that does not contain personal or carrier information.
No, the information that could identify someone is removed (de-identified) before it can be shared. Even if no names are given, NASA will not share any information that could enable someone to determine the identity of any person submitting the report, or the identity of others referred to in the report.