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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]