Conductor & Engineer Certification Issues Case

Conductor & Engineer Certification Issues

Railroad engineers and conductors are subject to certification under 49 CFR Part 240 (engineers) and 49 CFR Part 242 (conductors). Certification requires that engineers and conductors meet certain vision and hearing and acuity requirements. Unfortunately, some railroads do not properly follow the regulations, resulting in unwarranted denials of certification to qualified engineers and conductors.

When an unwarranted refusal to recertify an engineer or conductor occurs, a timely appeal must be noted to the Locomotive Engineer Review Board or the Operating Crew Review Board. Our railroad practice group has successfully handled numerous appeals to both the LERB and OCRB and helped our clients regain their certifications and return to work. If the railroad has failed to recertify you, please contact our railroad practice group for assistance.


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