Safety is of the utmost importance...
The carrier places significant emphasis on workplace safety and puts out a weekly agenda to be discussed at our weekly safety meetings. In an effort to work with the carrier we have posted some of the agendas on the site so that they may be referenced as issues in the field may dictate. See below.
Personal Protective Equipment, or PPE
Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to protect employees from serious workplace injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or other workplace hazards. PPE includes a variety of devices and garments such as: face shields, safety glasses, hard hats, safety shoes, goggles, coveralls, gloves, vests, earplugs, respirators...Let it be said that All forms of P.P.E. should be utilized at all times.
Rail safety Improvement Act
Some of the provisions that will be affecting us have to do with training, certification and hours of service reform. For more information click on one of the links below:
Rail Safety Improvement Act 2008- Highlights
For even more on the rail safety bill courtesy of the BRS National Organization click here.
Click here to read about the F.R.A. Interpretation of Supervisions Entrance To The Exam Room Of an Injured Employee
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross in Greater New York is a nonprofit humanitarian organization, led by volunteers, that provides relief to individuals affected by disasters, and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.