New CFR book mailed to active BLET members
CLEVELAND, August 8 — In the coming days, all active BLET members should receive two booklets in the mail containing important provisions of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations.
The booklets were funded through a collaborative effort between the North American Railway Foundation (founded by the Brotherhood’s Relief & Compensation Fund) and the BLET National Division. The booklets contain key provisions of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) governing railroad operations, specifically: the first booklet contains CFR Title 49, Part 229 (Railroad Locomotive Safety Standards); and the second booklet contains CFR Title 29, Part 240 (Qualification and Certification of Locomotive Engineers), and Part 242 (Qualification and Certification of Conductors).
“One of our goals with this joint endeavor is to have a positive impact on both the safety and the education of BLET members,” BLET National President Dennis R. Pierce said. “We see these CFR booklets as a valuable resource that our members can use frequently. On behalf of all members, I thank our partners with the North American Railway Foundation for taking the initiative in helping us produce these valuable reference guides.”
The North American Railway Foundation (NARF) is a non-profit operating foundation formed by the Brotherhood’s Relief and Compensation Fund (BR&CF) to support rail history, education, safety, and technology in the United States and Canada. With initial funding and continued Board of Directors stewardship coming from the BR&CF, NARF has supported many non-political projects throughout the United States and Canada over the past 15 years. The primary focus of these efforts has been in support of organized rail labor — giving back to all of the men and women of the railroad community across North America.
Thursday, August 08, 2013