Safety Tip of the Week


 Week 1
 - Don't "leaf" Safety Behind! Check your sanders regularly to ensure they are working properly each day and that you have enough sand for every trip! Sand may help to mitigate potential slippery track conditions caused by compressed leaves and their remaining residue on the tracks.






Week 2
 - Gear up for Safety! Be sure to check your vehicle and make sure you have all the proper supplies necessary for cooler weather.







Week 3
 - 
This week we would like to bring awareness about trespassing to the table. Taking selfies on any railroad track is a dangerous and potentially deadly decision. Avoid taking photos on or near tracks or the right of way (aka area near the tracks). Treat all tracks as if a train is approaching at any moment, and avoid using railroad property as the backdrop to any picture, portrait, or selfie. Trespassing is a serious offense. Take the safe course and enjoy photography away from the railroad tracks!

It's never a fad to be a fool about safety!


 



Week 4
 - This autumn let's talk about gasket rungs and their importance with air hoses. Replacing any damaged or broken rings may help to avoid brake pipe leakage. Always carry extra. Ensure the gasket rings are fitted and working properly and replace as necessary.


 



Week 5
 - This week let's talk about recovery plans. Autumn may bring changing weather conditions, and so it is always good practice to have a recovery plan in order in case of a stall during these conditions. Talk with your interchange partners, set a plan, and ensure your team briefs about the safety rules in place regarding these situations --including those on other properties if applicable. 

 




Week 5
 - This week let's talk about recovery plans. Autumn may bring changing weather conditions, and so it is always good practice to have a recovery plan in order in case of a stall during these conditions. Talk with your interchange partners, set a plan, and ensure your team briefs about the safety rules in place regarding these situations --including those on other properties if applicable. 





Week 6
 - In the spirit of Halloween this week, we wanted to release our Safety Tip a day early as a special treat!As we come to the end of this Spooktacular month, remember to always be visible, whether that's going for a run outside at home or at work switching cars for the afternoon local. Wearing reflective or high visibility apparel and/or carrying flashlights to see your way can help to avoid a tripping hazard or injury! Stay Safe by Staying Seen! Make it a safe Halloween week!







Week 7
 - Colder temperatures can make the ground harder to work and may present more difficult conditions to adjust or replace ties. Inspect your gauge and ties as much as possible to help prevent future risks!

Safety & Security Awareness

Security is safety, and its everyone's job. Ask yourself and your company today about the 5 R's!

Recognize, 
Record, 
Report, 
Review, and 
Remember!

If you see something that does not feel right or looks suspicious, say something! Vigilance and attention to detail may help prevent an incident.

 

Click below to view our Safety Tips for all seasons!