The Railroad Contractor Screening Program
The Railroad Contractor Screening Program on the e-RAILSAFE system is designed to serve Class 1 Railroads with operations in the United States.
Seven railroads currently participate in the program including: BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Conrail, CSX, Norfolk Southern, and Union Pacific.
The program allows each railroad to monitor and maintain a history of anyone that has had or currently maintains access to their property. The level of screening accomplished will ensure all contract personnel have undergone testing, a background investigation, and received a proper identification badge.
Program Criteria for Denial of Access to RR Properties:
- Conviction of a felony offense in the last 7 years
- Release from a penal institution in the last 5 years
- Active misdemeanor and felony warrants
- Any pending felony charge
- Social Security fraud alerts
- A history of convictions for felonies or crimes of concern
- Out of service area
- Permanent Disqualifier
- Background Check canceled by Contractor
Contractor employees that are denied access through one of the above-listed items are notified in writing. The Employer of the denied employee is also notified.
Employees may appeal a denial decision through the e-RAILSAFE System.
Details for this procedure can be found here.
PLEASE NOTE: ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS ON THE E-RAILSAFE SYSTEM ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM/SCREENING CRITERIA BY WHICH APPROVALS AND DENIALS OF PROPERTY ACCESS AND CREDENTIALING ARE ISSUED.
eVerifile IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR, DEVELOPING SUCH PROGRAM/SCREENING CRITERIA OR DECISIONS RESULTING FROM SUCH CRITERIA.
ORGANIZATIONS THAT MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE PROGRAMS ON THE E-RAILSAFE SYSTEM ALSO HAVE SOLE RESPONSIBILITY FOR RESOLVING ANY APPEAL TO THEIR DENIAL DECISIONS AND eVerifile EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SAME.