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Regulation For Health Personnel With Responsibilities Bearing On Road Safety Of Railways, Including Tramways, Metro And Suburban Mm (Health Regulations)

Original Language Title: Forskrift om krav til helse for personell med arbeidsoppgaver av betydning for trafikksikkerheten ved jernbane, herunder sporvei, tunnelbane og forstadsbane m.m. (helsekravforskriften)

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Regulation for health personnel with responsibilities bearing on road safety of railways, including tramways, metro and suburban mm (health regulations)


Date FOR-2002-12-18-1678


Affairs Ministry


Published in 2002 Booklet 18


Commencement 01.07.2003

Edited
FOR-2009-11-27-1414

Changes


For
Norway

Legal

LOV-1993-06-11-100-§3d, LAW-1993-06-11-100-§6, FOR-2005-12-16-1490-§1-3 cf. FOR 2010-12 -10-1568-§10-1, FOR-2005-12-16-1489-§1-3 cf. FOR-2010-12-10-1569-5-3

Promulgated
03/01/2003

Short Title
Health claims regulations, train personnel

Chapter Overview:

Chapter 1. Introductory provisions (§§ 1-4)
Chapter 2. Medical examinations (§§ 5-9)
Chapter 3. Requirements for health (§§ 10-13)
Chapter 4 . The organization's own regulations (§14)
Chapter 5. Final provisions (§§ 15-17)

Adopted by the State Railway Inspectorate on 18 December 2002 pursuant to Act 11 June 1993 no. 100 construction and operation of railways, including tramways, metro and suburban railways etc. (Railway Act) § 3d and § 6, cf. Regulation 16 December 2005 no. 1490 for a license, safety certificate and on access to the national railway network, and safety approval to operate infrastructure (licensing regulations) § 1-3 and the regulations of 16 December 2005 no. 1489 for permission to operate tramways , underground and suburban railways and sidings mm (permit regulations) § 1-3.
Changes: Amended by regulations 14 June 2004 no. 892, November 27, 2009 No.. 1414.

Chapter 1. Introductory provisions

§ 1. Scope These regulations apply the operator of railways, including tramways, metro and suburban mm
requirements of regulation includes personnel performing these tasks bearing on road safety:

A)
performs traffic management,

B)
performing rolling stock

C)
perform or manage shifting,

D)
perform traffic duties on board the train, including emergency response,

E)
has security responsibilities at work and activities in and around tracks,

F)
evaluate the traffic safety condition of the rolling stock in operation and infrastructure in relation to the technical features.

This regulation does not apply to drivers on the national railway network which has:

A)
driver licenses under Regulations 27 November 2009 No.. 1414 on certification of drivers of traction vehicles on the national railway network (driver Regulations)

B)
undertaken periodic medical examinations pursuant to regulation 27 November 2009 No.. 1414 on certification of drivers of traction vehicles on the national railway network (driver Regulations) § 32.

§ 2. Conditions for performing tasks mentioned in § 1 Whoever shall perform duties as mentioned in § 1 must have completed medical examination in accordance with Chapter 2 and meet the requirements of health in chapter 3.

§ 3. Duty for business and personnel Operators of rail operations shall inform the personnel performing tasks mentioned in § 1 of the requirements of this regulation. The business shall require these personnel to inform business about their health if he or she is familiar with or suspect that their health has been amended so that the requirements are no longer met.

§ 4. General health checks Operators of rail operations are responsible for health checks under this regulation. The purpose of the investigation shall be to identify factors, which means that the requirements for health in chapter 3 are not met.
Health surveys to be undertaken by a physician and performed by special form prescribed by the Norwegian Railway Inspectorate. The doctor must keep the completed form to new completed form exists or until no longer believed to be a use for it.
After each medical examination the doctor shall prepare a certificate, which shall state whether the study meets the demands of health in chapter 3. The certificate shall be sent to the business. Establishment must keep the certificate for a new certificate exists or until no longer believed to be use to it.

Chapter 2. Medical examination

§ 5. Medical examination Whoever shall perform or be trained to work as mentioned in § 1 must undergo a medical examination. The survey can at the earliest be performed six months before work or training begins.

§ 6. New medical examination by the resumption of work as mentioned in § 1 Whoever no longer perform tasks mentioned in § 1 because the terms of § 2 are not met, shall undergo a medical examination before tasks resumes.


§ 7. Further assessment on prolonged sick leave or repeated short-term absence If the party carrying out tasks mentioned in § 1 has had continuous sick leave for more than 4 weeks or has had repeated short-term absence, it shall be further evaluated whether the tasks still to be performed without danger to road safety.
If there are doubts about the tasks still to be performed without danger to road safety should a doctor be consulted.

§ 8. Any new medical examination when changing tasks mentioned in § 1 if the person performing the tasks mentioned in § 1 switch to other tasks mentioned in § 1, the agency shall consider the need for a new medical examination .

§ 9. Periodic health examinations Whoever performs tasks mentioned in § 1 must undergo a medical examination

A)
every five years to the age of 45 years,

B)
every three years from the age of 46 years up to and including the age of 59 years,

C)
each year from the age of 60 years.

When age 46 years passed between two periodic health examinations shall next survey conducted five years after the previous study, but not later than three years after the age of 46 years. When age 60 years passed between two periodic health examinations shall next survey carried out three years after the previous study, but not later than one year after age 60.

Chapter 3. Requirements for health

§ 10. Illness mm There must be mental and physical fitness to perform duties in a manner that does not endanger road safety.
There shall be no illness, health problems or other conditions that impair consciousness level impairs judgment, reduces alertness and reduces movement to such an extent that it involves a danger to road safety.
For diseases that endanger the safety of traffic considered, inter alia,

A)
heart disease, elevated blood pressure or other disease at risk of disturbance of consciousness,

B)
diabetes,

C)
epilepsy or other neurological conditions that can lead to disturbances of consciousness,

D)
dizziness diseases

E)
severe sleep disturbances,

F)
mental illness that manifests itself with behavioral disorders or delusions,

G)
dementia or other cognitive disorders affecting attention, concentration, judgment or memory.

§ 11. High Visual function should be so good that the traffic safety information can be perceived without difficulty.

A)
For visual acuity, with or without correction, the following values:

For tasks mentioned in § 1 subsection
Binocular:
Weak spot:

Letter a, c, d and e
0.8
0.3

Letter b on railway
1.0
0.5

Letter b on tramway, metro and suburban mm
0.8
0.3

Letter f
0.5
-

Letter f at eyed
0.6

B)
If the required visual acuity is only achieved by using glasses or contact lenses, remediation fall within +5 or -8 diopters. Astigmatism may not exceed 2 diopters.

C)
Contact lenses are allowed if they can be used without difficulty while working. Visual requirements must also be met with glasses.

D)
Glasses or contact lenses must be used if this is necessary to meet the visual requirements.

E)
Requirements for near vision is that the investigated with or without correction to be able to read the font character size N5 in one of the tested independently selected distance between 30 and 50 cm and font character size N14 at a distance of 100 cm . If necessary with reading glasses to meet this requirement, such use or available during work.

F)
The field of vision in both eyes should be normal.

G)
Øyemobilitet and movement of the head / neck should be normal.

H)
Double vision will not occur in any viewing direction.

I)
Dark vision should be normal.

J)
Color Blindness will not occur.

K)
Eye disorders that can affect traffic safety will not occur.

§ 12. Hearing Hearing function should be so good that the traffic safety information can be perceived without difficulty.

A)
Whoever shall commence training shall at toneaudiometri hear each of the frequencies 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz at 20 dB volume on each ear and frequency 3000 Hz at 40 dB in each ear. Whoever shall commence training may not use hearing aids.

B)
After performing the tasks in more than 5 years is the limit by audiometry that each of the frequencies 500, 1000 and 2000 Hz sounds at volume 40 dB in each ear and frequency 3000 Hz at 60 dB on each ear.

C)

If used hearing protection, can not guard's calming properties exceed that sound perception meets the requirements of paragraphs a and b.

D)
If it is necessary to use a hearing aid to meet the requirements of hearing, it shall also be implemented speech discrimination test with masking, and it shall by practical test shown that they perceive traffic safety information by voice and by radio and telephone communications without a hitch.

E)
When using hearing aids must be technically compatible with the equipment used during work.

F)
When hearing aids are required to comply with the hearing shall functioning hearing aid always accepted while working.

§ 13. Drugs mm There should be no use of drugs or dependence on or abuse of alcohol.
Drugs that can influence responsiveness, concentration or judgment may only be used after special consideration and instructions of doctor.

Chapter 4. The organization's own regulations

§ 14. The organization's own regulations Operators of rail operations should have provisions stating the following matters:

A)
which functions in the organization covered by the regulations,

B)
where the organization responsible for the medical examinations carried out lies, and who used to perform these,

C)
how the business ensures that the hired personnel meets the requirements of this regulation,

D)
how conditions affecting conducted health studies and personnel compliance documented and how the documentation filed.

Chapter 5. Final provisions

§ 15. Exceptions Norwegian Railway Inspectorate may grant exemptions from these regulations if special circumstances.

§ 16. Transitional provisions for personnel covered by this Regulation and the entry into force meet the internal requirements for health established by the operator of railway operations, apply these Regulations from next periodic health examination, but not later than 1 January 2005.
Exceptions internal requirements for health given by the operator of railway operations before the entry into force of this regulation apply until they expire, but not beyond 1 January 2005.

§ 17. Commencement These Regulations shall enter into force on 1 July 2003.