Railroad Rules

Railroad Rules explained in an easy way for everyone to understand.

1.1 Safety

Safety is the most important part of working on the railroad. Following the rules is an essential part to staying safe and remaining employed on the railroad. home

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1.1.1 Maintaining a Safe Course

Eventually you will run into a situation that you will not be sure what to do. When this happens, evaluate your options and always take the safe course. Just remember the “safe course” may mean doing nothing and calling for help from the appropriate authority.

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1.1.2 Alert and Attentive

Employees should always be paying attention and aware of their surroundings to prevent injury to themselves or others. They should plan their work to be completed safely and to avoid injury while completing any task.

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1.1.3 Accidents, Injuries, and Defects

Anything encountered that is out of the ordinary should be reported to the proper authority by the first available means of communications. Out of the ordinary can include, but is not limited to, accidents, injuries, defects in track, bridges or signals, defects in equipment or any other condition that affects the safe and efficient operation […]

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1.1.4 Condition of Equipment and Tools

Before you use any tool, you need to make sure that the equipment is not damaged or broken before using the equipment. If the equipment is broken or damaged, it must be repaired or replaced before using the equipment. In addition to not using the equipment or tool, the defect should be reported to the […]

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1.2 Personal Injuries and Accidents

Rules that cover what to do when someone is hurt or there is an accident on the railroad.

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1.2.1 Care for Injured

When there is an injury on the railroad, employee or not, all reasonable care should be provided to the injured individual.

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1.2.2 Witnesses

When a personal injury, damage to property, or loss of life involves equipment the following must be done immediately by the employee in charge: Secure the names, addresses and occupation of everyone involved whether they say they know anything or not, Obtain any license numbers of nearby automobiles (other employees may help with this) and […]

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1.2.3 Equipment Inspection

When an accident happens and someone is injured or killed , the accident site and any equipment, tools, and machinery requires a prompt inspection. The inspection should be done by a competent inspector which may include a foreman or another person in charge. An inspection report should sent to the appropriate manager as soon as […]

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1.2.4 Mechanical Inspection

When a personal injury or death involves engines, cars, or equipment, that equipment must be inspected before it leaves the location where the accident occurred. The engines, cars, or equipment must then be inspected by the mechanical department at the first terminal the equipment arrives at after the accident. The inspector must them provide the manager […]

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