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FRA - Emergency Order Requiring Face Mask Use in Railroad Operations
Mar 02, 2021

Effective immediately, the Federal Railroad Administration has issued an Emergency order temporarily implementing a mask requirement for all freight and passenger railroad employees in all crafts. This EO in accordance with Center of Disease Control guidelines. Until this deadly pandemic is over masks will be an FRA required part of your PPE. 

According to the FRA, field observations from safety inspectors regarding mask use on railroad property indicate “that the critical practice of wearing a face mask is not consistent or uniform among railroad personnel. FRA has observed railroad personnel often not wearing a face mask on railroad property, both in situations where social distancing is possible and situations involving close proximity to others. FRA inspectors have also observed railroad personnel who did not put on a face mask when approached by the inspectors to discuss matters of railroad safety.”

View Emergency Order No. 32, Notice No. 1

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