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FRA Confidential Close Call Reporting System (C3RS)
C3RS is an FRA-funded demonstration project to improve safety practices. It is based on learning about potentially unsafe conditions, or close call events that pose the risk of more serious consequences. In addition to FRA, stakeholders include labor organizations, railroad carriers, NASA, and the USDOT Volpe Center.
FRA Office of Safety Analysis
Users can run dynamic queries, download a variety of safety database files, publications and forms, and view current statistical information on railroad safety.
FRA Risk Reduction Division
Through its Risk Reduction Program, FRA helps railroad, labor, and other interested organizations establish voluntary programs that identify and address risk, and include measurable goals and corrective action processes.
Rail Safety Improvement Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-432-Oct 16, 2008; HR 2095)
This legislation reauthorizes the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) for the nation’s rail safety program for Fiscal Years 2009 through 2013. It also clarifies that the primary mission of the FRA is to ensure safety on the nation’s railways.
Implementing Memorandum of Understanding
An agreement between FRA, your company and Union organizations establishing the C3RS demonstration project. Contact your labor representative to obtain a copy or visit the FRA/Volpe C3RS website above for your company’s governing IMOU.

Other Safety Reporting Systems

Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS)
ASRS is an FAA and NASA sponsored aviation safety reporting system that collects, analyzes, and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents.
United Kingdom Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System (CIRAS)
CIRAS is the Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System for the UK Railway Industry. CIRAS is a way for rail industry staff to report, independently and confidentially, safety concerns that they feel unable to report through company channels without fear of recrimination.
The National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System
The reporting system is administered by the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) in consultation with the National Fire Fighter Near-Miss Reporting System Task Force, with the goal to improve fire fighter safety.

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