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WAC 480-62-290

Contract crew transportation safety training.

(1) Companies providing contract crew transportation must provide at least eight hours of safety training that includes, but is not limited to:
(a) Vehicle safety awareness.
(b) Passenger safety awareness.
(c) Rail yard safety.
(d) Grade crossing safety.
(e) Load securement.
(f) Distracted driving.
(g) Fatigued driving.
(h) Familiarization with:
(i) Railroad yards, property, pick-up points and drop-off points where the driver is expected to operate the vehicle.
(ii) Any rules or requirements imposed by the railroad at the locations where the driver is expected to operate the vehicle.
(iii) General railroad safety requirements.
(iv) Grade crossing safety.
(i) The training required in subsection (h) of this section must be provided by the railroad for whom the driver will be transporting railroad crews. The railroad may contract with a third party or other designee to provide training, however, such delegation does not absolve the railroad of responsibility to ensure compliance with this section.
(2) Each company providing contract crew transportation must provide to the commission a description of its safety training program for approval prior to implementing the program at the company.
(3) Each company must require existing drivers to attend the safety training within six months of approval of the training program by the commission.
(4) If the commission finds driver safety behavior is such that refresher training is warranted, the commission may require such training.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 80.01.040, 81.04.160, and 81.61.050. WSR 18-10-001 (Docket TR-170780, General Order R-591), ยง 480-62-290, filed 4/18/18, effective 5/19/18.]
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