Contractor Safety Orientation

All contractors working for Amtrak Engineering are required to complete a computer-based online safety orientation course before beginning work on Amtrak property. This training can be completed at Participants must register before access to the course will be granted. The course is available 24 hours / 7 days per week. The cost is $30 per person.

Participants completing this course are required to be able to read, comprehend and demonstrate in English their understanding of the materials presented, as well as all the safety instructions, briefings and warnings.

Before taking this course, participants will be required to provide a current photo and have the capability of uploading the photo electronically. At the end of this course, participants are required to pass a comprehensive test to receive a temporary certificate that is valid for 15 days. A photo ID card, valid for one calendar year from the date of issue, will be mailed to the participant. Each participant will be given three opportunities to pass the test. If unable to pass on the third attempt, the participant will be unable to retake the test for 30 days. 
The safety of Amtrak's passengers and all employees working on the property (Amtrak and contractor personnel) remains our highest priority. For your protection, contract employees must comply with all safety regulations ("Specifications Regarding Safety and Protection of the Railroad Traffic Property"). 

All contractors must notify the Amtrak Project Manager or Engineer assigned to your project before entering onto railroad property and before coming within 25 feet of the centerline of the track or energized wire.  Amtrak's Project Manager or Engineer assigned to your project will assist you with obtaining a temporary "Permit to Enter upon Property" and will arrange for protection if needed. All permits to enter Amtrak property are obtained by contacting Safety violations will result in the immediate suspension of work within the railroad's property limits.