Federal Railroad Administration March 25, 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Critical Incident Stress Plans
Document Number: 2014-06481
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-03-25
Agency: Federal Railroad Administration, Department of Transportation
FRA issues this final rule in accordance with a statutory mandate that the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) require certain major railroads to develop, and submit to the Secretary for approval, critical incident stress plans that provide for appropriate support services to be offered to their employees who are affected by a ``critical incident'' as defined by the Secretary. The final rule contains a definition of the term ``critical incident,'' the elements appropriate for the rail environment to be included in a railroad's critical incident stress plan, the type of employees to be covered by the plan, a requirement that a covered railroad submit its plan to FRA for approval, and a requirement that a railroad adopt and comply with its FRA-approved plan.