PERSONNEL SAFETY ON ELECTRIFIED RAILROADS
Potential electrical hazards to fire, police, and rescue personnel responding to emergencies on electrified railways are examined. Data on descriptions of electrical facilities, types of accidents and danger to emergency personnel, and reviews of operating procedures have been obtained during a series of visits to electrified rail and transit systems. Programs to reduce electrical hazards to emergency personnel are proposed. These programs are evaluated by a cost-benefit comparison, and recommendations are selectively made. Joint development of emergency operating plans by rescue and railroad organizations, and installation of direct telephone lines to the power director are recommended as being most cost-effective.
- Prepared in cooperation with Kusko (Alexander), Inc., Needham, MA.
Transportation Systems Center55 Broadway, Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA United States 02142
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Abbas, J D
- Phillips Jr, W E
- Kusko, A
- King, C M
- Publication Date: 1980-6
- Pagination: 60 p.
- TRT Terms: Benefit cost analysis; Catenaries (Railroads); Circuit breakers; Disasters and emergency operations; Electric current; Electric railroads; Electrical equipment; Equipment; Fault monitoring; Hazards; Protection; Railroad electrification; Rapid transit; Safety; Safety equipment; Third rail; Training; Trespassers
- Uncontrolled Terms: Emergency procedures
- Old TRIS Terms: Electrical shock; Fault-finding equipment; Power equipment; Protective devices
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Public Transportation; Railroads; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00318972
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/ORD-80/36 Final Rpt., DOT-TSC-FRA/80-14
- Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1180
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 19 1981 12:00AM