CrewWatch- Drug & Alcohol (D&A) Testing Coordination, Standardization and Efficiency
for TE&Y or MOW Workers

 

For any enterprise level situation, whether railroad, city employees, or organizations complying with federal mandates, PST has an extremely robust solution called CrewWatch™. Automation and tight, thorough processes make compliance management an efficient and productive endeavor.

Testing programs inherently involve numerous players, procedures, data, and documents and report submission. CrewWatch™ manages many of these testing processes automatically and effortlessly, including random selection,  employee records, scheduling return-to-duty, followup, and pre-employment tests.

The solution is designed to communicate with vendors (e.g., Collector, lab and MRO) and employee supervisors to minimize manual data entry and maximize data accuracy.


CrewWatch Gives You What You Need. Supercharge it with the FRA Module

1) What is FRA module for CrewWatch?

FRA module contains a bunch of reports which helps in retrieving the data which FRA is looking for during FRA audit. These reports give specific information on Drug and Alcohol testing conducted by the organization.

2) How can FRA module help an organization?

The biggest advantage of using FRA reports is getting away from paper reports. If they need a paper document, export to excel/pdf makes it easy. When FRA audits Drug and Alcohol testing practices in your organization, these reports provide an in-depth insight into past data collected in CrewWatch since FRA’s last audit with just the right amount of data.

3) What kind of reports does FRA module have?

Broadly speaking, we’ve 3 categories of reports,

1)Rule G observations: FRA requires to find the symptoms and observation of the employees to ensure they’re not under the influence of the drug and alcohol. Regulation requires that we make at least two observations per employee each year. The rule number for this is GTG01. FRA requires to us submit the number of observation for the previous year every March along with the MIS Report. During the FRA audit, we need to show the data was considered, for instance, donor, the person observed, observation type, test result, time and place of the observations.

2)TEY Random: This report displays all the TEY random tests in this view with selected and reconciliation options. Also provides an option to view the Train Crew Log, which validates the tested employees with the train crew log history with color coding indicator.

3) Other Reports

  • Life Cycle of Random
  • MRO Result Feed Report
  • FRA Return to duty
  • Reasonable Suspicion
  • Pre-employment
  • Reasonable Cause
  • Follow-up
  • CO Return to duty

Changes in FRA Regulations

The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 is the most notable Congressional mandate in the Rail industry thus far. The mandate will obligate and therefore improve railroad safety. Recently, there was an addition to include the Alcohol and Drug testing of Maintenance of Way (MOW) Employees. The effective date will be June 12, 2017.


Benefits and Features

Simplified Crew Management

Key Benefits

  • Standardization – employee groups are treated equally as required in federal regulations and company policies
  • Easy record maintenance and retrieval
  • Guaranteed, automatic randomized selection.
  • Exports data to FRA compliant formats
  • Timely responses

Key Features

  • Automation allows for cost savings, predictability and standardization
  • Software built around the railroad and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association and Federal Railroad Administration
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