Does this section of the PTASP need to list safey training programs or detailed information on each safety training program?
Under Part 673, transit agencies must establish and implement a comprehensive safety training program for all agency employees—including contractors—who are directly responsible for safety.
FTA does not define what “directly responsible for safety” means, but transit agencies must establish their own definition and demonstrate how they meet that definition in their Agency Safety Plans (ASPs). The comprehensive safety training program must include refresher training.
The PTASP regulation does not require a transit agency to list all of its safety training courses or detailed information on each of its safety training programs within the Safety Promotion section of the ASP. You may consider providing references to your safety training programs to demonstrate that you are meeting this Part 673 requirement. You may consider specifying which job positions are directly responsible for safety and the training requirements you established for those positions, including SMS and refresher training requirements. You may also choose to define the competencies necessary to perform different job roles, including the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities required of various positions.