As with any form of transportation, there is a certain level of risk involved with railroad safety.
In addition to the mechanical aspects of the industry regarding transportation such as maintenance of railroad tracks, crossings, and train engine, there are also many business-based decisions made within the industry for the benefit of regulating safety.
Programs are designed in the railroad industry to implement the following:
- Safety and security
- Risk assessment
- Regulatory compliance
- Hazard control
- Federal regulations
- Labor consulting and management
- Employee safety and training programs
- Occupational safety and health (OSHA)
- Labor relations
- The ability to work with regulatory agencies
A railroad safety expert witness is often knowledgeable in these business aspects, as well as the physical mechanics of the railroad system.
There are many industry precautions made to prevent railroad accidents, railroad accident damages, and derailments.
These precautions include the following:
- Rail warning systems
- Railway signals
- Signal and train control
- Hazard control
A court case involving railroad safety is usually due to the apparent failure of a safety precaution or malfunctioning equipment, resulting in some type of accident or injury.
A railroad safety expert witness can be an integral factor in such cases, as it is important to determine the role of human factors in relation to the failure of railroad safety or mechanics.
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