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

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

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

Derailment in Falmouth, KY. Hazmat crews came to town as rumors spread of sulfuric acid leaks.

On August 10, 2016 the residents of Falmouth, KY had a frightening day when hazmat crews came to town and rumors spread of sulfuric acid leaks. Some of the cars came within 25 feet of residential homes. It turned out the four train cars containing sulfuric acid derailed, but didn’t spill the chemical. Instead, the train derailment only … Read more