Ensuring You Can Breathe
On March 22, 2023, The Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SNPRM)to amend its occupational noise exposure regulations in three main ways:
- Require railroads to provided appropriate atmosphere-supplying emergency escape breathing apparatus to every train crew member and certain other employees.
- Changing the name of this specific part of its regulations from “Occupational Noise Exposure” to “Occupational Safety and Health in the Locomotive Cab” and other conforming amendments.
- Removing the provision stating the preemptive effect of this part of FRA’s regulation.
All comments must be received by June 20, 2023, and comments submitted after this date will be considered to the extent practical. The easiest way to submit your comments will be through the following link: https://www.regulations.gov and following the instructions.
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