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Rules Infractions: Failures or Opportunities?
When auditing for rules compliance, do you handle exceptions as a “test failure” or a “training opportunity”? There is a difference. When you take the opportunity to train an employee in order to correct an unsafe behavior, you are more likely to engage the employee with the belief that you not only care about compliance … Read more
Is Your Railroad Roadway Worker Protection Plan FRA Compliant?
Employees Must Be Trained By May 1, 2021. In this article I will discuss: • Some safety thoughts. • Statistical data • Key Definitions • Responsibilities and Penalties • Key dates and what are Part 243 Railroad Employee Training, Qualification, and Oversight for Safety Requirements. What are some of the risks? It is my experience … Read more
SOFA Severe Injury Report November 2020
November 2020 is the latest month available for SIs as defined(1) by SOFA in its report, Severe Injuries to Train and Engine Service Employees: Data Description and Injury Characteristics (July 2001). See the full report Find SOFA information and reports at http://www.fra.dot.gov/SOFA [accessed August 27, 2019] 1 ‘Severe Injuries’ were defined by the SOFA Working … Read more
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SOFA Severe Injury Report June 2019
June 2019 is the latest month available for SIs as defined(1) by SOFA in its report, Severe Injuries to Train and Engine Service Employees: Data Description and Injury Characteristics (July 2001). Click here to see the full report: SOFASevereInjuriesJune2019 Find SOFA information and reports at http://www.fra.dot.gov/SOFA [accessed August 27, 2019] 1 ‘Severe Injuries’ were defined … Read more
Ever wonder where the signal sequence came from?
The Long Long Short Long is the morse code for the letter “Q” Back when the Queen traveled by ship in England, ships with the queen on board would do the LLSL on the horn to announce this to other ships in the harbor to get them out of the way. When the queen switched … Read more
RAIL SAFE is certified by NARS!
Rail Safe has been certified by NARS to train private industries to use BNSF locomotives on their facilities! Congrats to our Rail Specialists- Wesley Hazlett, Virgil (Butch) Nice, and Gary Moller! http://www.narstraining.com/nars-training-companies/
SOFA Severe Injury Report March 2017
March 2017, is the most recent month available for SIs as defined1 by SOFA in its report, Severe Injuries to Train and Engine Service Employees: Data Description and Injury Characteristics (July 2001). There have been 25 SIs in 2017, the highest count for these three months going back to 30 SIs in 2008. Click Here … Read more
Trackmobile LLC and Rail Safe Announce a Partnership for Safety
Committed to Eliminating Avoidable Switching Yard Accidents LaGrange, GA: A new partnership highlights the New Year at Trackmobile. As a global manufacturer and industry leader responsible for “The Design, Manufacture, and Service of Machines for Moving Railcars and Locomotives”, this partnership demonstrates Trackmobile’s unparalleled commitment to safe rail operations through industry partnerships and elevates Trackmobile … Read more