THIS PAGE WILL HAVE LETTERS POSTED DEALING WITH ISSUES ON
SAFETY FROM OUR LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE TIM L DWYER.
January 01, 2009
Brothers and sisters:
local 171 Safety and Legislative Representatives are Timothy Dwyer and Cedric
Fuller. We are elected by you to serve you.
Tim can be reached at 815-756-1833 home, 815-501-3653 cell and firstname.lastname@example.org . Cedric can be
reached at 708-250-1412 cell and email@example.com
. Working together all of us can make a
better, safer work environment.
Due to the ongoing operations testing on the BNSF we want to provide some
information to help each of you. The BNSF constantly performs operation testing.
The BNSF takes operation testing very seriously. Follow the BNSF rules working
safely and efficiently.
example, the BNSF tests on train speeds. Follow the signal rules and obey the
train speeds they require.
When operating on the Chicago subdivision and you see an approach medium signal
have engineer begin reducing speed. You are required to reduce to 40 MPH by the
time you pass the next signal. When you see an approach signal, 30MPH,
immediately begin reducing speed and be able to stop short of next signal. Approach
next signal assuming it will be red, think stop. Be aware of the consequences
of going by a red signal without stopping.
be very careful. The industry you work in is very dangerous and unforgiving of
BNSF provides rule support information. If you have questions and need rules
support and assistance call 1-800-539-0418, 1-817-593-6535. Use this tool.
Please report any safety concerns you have. Report any and all van
transportation safety concerns, report unsanitary and unsafe locomotive cab
conditions, report lodging issues, report any and all unsafe working
conditions, report any and all unsafe supervisor acts. The BNSF
numbers are 1-773-579-5104, BNSF 8-579-5104. If you want to report a
condition but are hesitant because you fear repercussions, call Cedric Fuller
or me and we will report the condition without getting you personally involved.
This is our job and we are glad to do it. The more unsafe conditions we report,
the safer our work place can become. Do not report bogus conditions. A myriad
of unsafe conditions exists in our industry. Get them reported and e-mail me at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 815-501-3653 if you want me to report them or
follow your report up.
Please ask your fellow union brothers and sisters to sign up on our web page. If
you have suggestions to improve this sight, let us know. Russ Regner is
continually creating and maintaining this site.
mutual railroad future depends on all of us working together to insure a safe
and prosperous BNSF.
May God bless.
ONCE AGAIN THE BNSF IS WATCHING OUR DOOR
PROCEDURES IN SUBURBAN SERVICE. DO THE PROCEDURES IN THE PROPER MANNER AND
YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR. THEY WILL BE CONDUCTING SAFETY AUDITS AND
MONITORING SAFETY PROCEDURES. BE AWARE OF YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AND