The Short Line Safety Institute’s materials cover a range of topics related to Safety Culture and HazMat. Browse our Safety Tips below for guidance on how to improve safety at your railroad.
Proper back safety ergonomics and techniques are important and must be part of ongoing training. Check out this safety tip to learn more.
Several factors including too little, poor quality, or interrupted sleep over a period of time can cause fatigue. Check out this safety tip to learn more.
If GCOR rule 7.4 is adhered to in its entirety, several of the risks involved with the coupling and moving of cars and engines are mitigated. Check out this safety tip to learn more.
This safety tip reviews the importance and proper usage of the train horn/whistle.
Railroad right of ways, switches, derails, equipment and rolling stock can create perfect environments for snakes, insects, rodents and other animals to hide. Always be prepared with this Safety Tip.
Hazardous Materials must be forwarded w/in a 48-hr period (some exclusions apply!) Review this HazMat Safety Tip with your team for details about 49CFR 174.14.
This Safety Tip concerns a portion of GCOR 7.6 that is often overlooked.
Use this Safety Tip to discuss preparing for personal safety in winter weather.
This Safety Tip discusses track defects and how they can be reduced.
This Safety Tip encourages empowering employees to have the skills and knowledge to sustain a safe work environment.
This Safety Tip encourages utilizes training resources available to support safety.
This Safety Tip encourages a learning environment where opportunities to improve safety are continuously sought out and implemented.
This Safety Tip encourages maintaining your strong safety culture during any changes caused by COVID-19.
This Safety Tip encourages you to optimize safety-related communication to improve safety culture and minimize accidents and injuries.
This Safety Tip encourages you to take the time to secure and test the securement of rail equipment.
This Safety Tip offers good housekeeping practices that can help prevent injuries and lead to improvements in morale and productivity.
This Safety Tip offers helpful information about blue flags and signal protection.
This Safety Tip offers helpful information about switches, derails and clearance points.
Job safety briefings ensure that employees are aware of the occupational health and safety risks associated with the job they perform. This Safety Tip describes the essential elements of job safety briefings.
This Safety Tip describes the purpose and importance of personal protective equipment (PPE).
This Safety Tip offers helpful information about the inspection and use of tools and equipment.
This Safety Tip describes the importance of establishing strong lines of communication to raise awareness about potential safety hazards.
Exposure to summer heat can be hazardous. This Safety Tip provides a brief overview of the symptoms and treatment options for heat-related illnesses, as well as tips for prevention.