Railroads Remain Committed to Joining FRA’s Confidential Close Call Reporting System
The primary objective of the close call reporting system is to encourage employees to report safety incidents so that employers can take proactive steps, like additional training, to prevent actual accidents in the future. The goal is to create an environment where employees feel safe disclosing near-misses that might otherwise go unnoticed and unaddressed.
The success of this reporting system hinges on the assurance of confidentiality and immunity from disciplinary actions for employees who come forward with information. This guarantees that employees can share details without fear of negative consequences. This, in turn, cultivates an atmosphere of openness and accountability.
The rail industry continues to participate in discussions at the FRA-led RSAC working toward the goal of reaching are solution that balances the need for accountability, transparency, and safety enhancement.