Safety-Sensitive Function [Transportation] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 655.4 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B Other Regulations Relating to Transportation; Chapter VI Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation; Part 655 Prevention of Alcohol Misuse and Prohibited Drug Use in Transit Operations; Subpart A – General], safety-sensitive function means “any of the following duties, when performed by employees of recipients, subrecipients, operators, or contractors:

(1) Operating a revenue service vehicle, including when not in revenue service;

(2) Operating a nonrevenue service vehicle, when required to be operated by a holder of a Commercial Driver's License;

(3) Controlling dispatch or movement of a revenue service vehicle;

(4) Maintaining (including repairs, overhaul and rebuilding) a revenue service vehicle or equipment used in revenue service. This section does not apply to the following: an employer who receives funding under 49 U.S.C. 5307 or 5309, is in an area less than 200,000 in population, and contracts out such services; or an employer who receives funding under 49 U.S.C. 5311 and contracts out such services;

(5) Carrying a firearm for security purposes.”