SAFETY AT THE HEAD OF THE CLASS : CLASS IS INCORPORATE A PROCESS OF TRAINING, EMPLOYEE INVOLVEMENT, FEEDBACK AND RESEARCH

This article describes safety policies and practices of Class I railroads. The year 2002 recorded the fewest car-train crash fatalities ever, and other areas of injury are declining, too, according to the Federal Railroad Administration's latest statistics. Reviews safety policies at Burlington Northern and Santa Fe, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Railway, CSX Transportation, Kansas City Southern Norfolk Southern and Union Pacific. Policies include safety off the track, including health risk assessments and education and support and treatment programs. Railroad suppliers are also changing the design of their products such as a ballast unloading machine that was redesigned to reduce human exposure to loose ballast during the procedure, and injuries dropped as a result.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    345 Hudson Street
    New York, NY  United States  10014
  • Authors:
    • Wanek, M
  • Publication Date: 2003-8

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 22-24
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00963449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 2 2003 12:00AM