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IronWood Technologies, Inc.

Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA)

IWT investigates railroad employee injuries, evaluating the facts of the case with reference to applicable Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) standards, including but not limited to:

49 CFR Part 038:  ADA Accessibility Specifications for Transportation Vehicles

49 CFR Part 209:  Railroad Safety Enforcement Procedures

49 CFR Part 214:  Railroad Workplace Safety (including Bridge Worker Safety Rules)

49 CFR Part 217:  Railroad Operating Rules

49 CFR Part 218:  Railroad Operating Practices

49 CFR Part 220:  Railroad Communications

49 CFR Part 228:  Hours of Service of Railroad Employees

Many railroad tasks that are not regulated by FRA are covered by the Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970 (OSHA), including but not limited to:

29 CFR Part 1910:  Occupational and Safety Health Standards

29 CFR Part 1910.268:  Telecommunications

29 CFR Part 1910.269:  Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution

29 CFR Part 1926:  Safety and Health Regulations for Construction

29 CFR Part 1926 Subpart M:  Fall Protection

Section 5(a):  General Duty Clause

Examples of other standards affecting railroad employees are those promulgated by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA), National Electrical Code (NEC), and the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC),


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Syracuse, NY USA  13203-1315

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