September 28, 2011

Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Administrator Joseph C. Szabo, a fifth-generation railroader, invites rank-and file rail workers the opportunity to join him for a town-all meeting to engage in a frank and open safety discussion. All craft employees are invited to participate.

Administrator Szabo will share what FRA is doing to help improve rail safety across the nation, including advancing FRA’s Risk Reduction Program, a non-punitive approach to addressing safety in advance of an accident or injury.

In addition, it is important to the Administrator to hear the concerns from the workforce regarding rail safety. The goal of the town hall discussions is to provide a forum for meaningful dialogue regarding safety-related concerns, and to capture thoughts of rail workers regarding on-duty, rail fatalities and injuries. This is a unique opportunity to personally meet with the Administrator and craft employees are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, October 11, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Chicago Laborers District Council hall, 999 McClintock Drive, Burr Ridge.