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  • About Operation RedBlock


    What is Operation RedBlock?
    Oct 22, 2015

    • Operation RedBlock is a labor-developed company-adopted drug and alcohol prevention and intervention program.
    • Operation RedBlock emphasizes awareness, education, and prevention of drug use through union-led prevention committees.
    • Operation RedBlock aims to change attitudes, reduce the tolerance of nonusers to job-related drug and alcohol use, and to encourage users’ seek assistance.
    • Operation RedBlock’s goal is to help employees live and work safely, and to improve the quality of life for employees and their families across the Nation.

    Why would you use ORB?
    Oct 22, 2015
    • Operation RedBlock is used to avoid working while under the influence of drugs (illegal and some prescription) and/or alcohol.

    When would you use ORB?
    Oct 22, 2015
    • When you are at work and realize you should not be on the property, mark-off RedBlock by calling the confidential mark-off number.
    • If your co-workers tell you to mark-off RedBlock, please do so.
    • You can use ORB at any time and are encouraged to do so.
    • Obviously, Amtrak would appreciate as much notice as possible.

    For Confidential Mark-Offs Please Call 1-800-44R-BLOC


    Who can use ORB?
    Oct 22, 2015

    • Any Amtrak employee can use it.


    Mark-Off Proceedure
    Oct 22, 2015

    1. The impaired individual calls 1-800-44R-BLOC (1-800-447-2562) to mark-off RedBlock.
    2. The call is handled by the Union Crew Dispatcher at Crew Management Services in CNOC. This is a SINGLE, UNRECORDED phone line. 
    3. The ORB trained dispatcher calls ORB Labor Coordinators, who are on call 24/7.
    4. CMS will mark T&E or OBS employees off as a non-paid excused absence. For all other crafts, the ORB coordinator will contact an ORB union-approved manager to make the entry on the time card and back fill the job if necessary.
    5. A peer member within the employee’s work community is contacted to follow-up with the employee.
    6. A peer member contacts the employee and offers support and help.



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