Table of Contents

S-1.0 Core Safety Rules

S-1.1 Personnel Safety Briefing

S-1.2 Rights and Responsibilities

S-1.2.1 Sufficient Time8

S-1.2.2 Authorized and Trained

S-1.2.3 Alert and Attentive

S-1.2.4 Co-Personnel Warned

S-1.2.5 Safety Rules, Training Practices, Policies

S-1.2.6 Warning Signs

S-1.2.7 Two or More Personnel

S-1.2.8 Reporting

S-1.2.9 Horseplay

S-1.2.10 "Bill of Rights" Relative to Personnel Riding in Transport Vehicles

S-1.2.11 Medical Conditions

S-1.3 Pesonnel Protective Equipment and Clothing

S-1.3.1 Requirements

S-1.3.2 Finger Rings

S-1.4 Tools and Equipment

S-1.4.1 Inspection

S-1.4.2 Use as Intended

S-1.4.3 Manufacturer Specifications

S-1.4.4 Manufacturer Approval

S-1.4.5 On or Off Moving Equipment

S-1.4.6 Three-Point Contact

S-1.4.7 Physical Exertion

S-1.4.8 Passengers

S-1.4.9 Seat Belts

S-1.5 Work Environment

S-1.5.1 Housekeeping

S-1.5.2 Inspection

S-1.5.3 Footing

S-1.5.4 Confined Spaces

S-1.5.5 Hazardous Materials

S-1.6 Working On or About Tracks


S-1.6.1 Movement of Equipment

S-2.0 Chemical Safety

S-2.1 Environmental Safety

S-2.2 Chemical Spills and Chemical Releases to Air

S-2.3 Labeling Chemical Containers

S-2.4 Ventilation for Maintaining Safe Atmospheres

S-2.5 Skin Cleaning

S-2.6 Containment and Spill Prevention

S-2.7 Protection from Lead Exposure

S-2.8 Protection from Asbestos Exposure

S-2.8.1 Repair and Maintenance

S-2.8.2 Training

S-2.9 Protection from Manganese During Frog Repair

S-2.10 Protection from Silica-Containing Dust

S-2.11 Chemical Approval

S-3.0 Electrical Safety

S-3.1 Requirements

S-3.1.1 General

S-3.1.2 Authorized Personnel

S-3.1.3 Warning Signs

S-3.1.4 Flashlights

S-3.1.5 Contacts

S-3.1.6 Lock-out/Tag-out


S-3.3 Charging and Jumping Batteries

S-3.3.1 Precautions for Servicing Batteries

S-3.3.2 Battery Flushing

S-3.3.4 Metallic Objects

S-3.3.5 Jumping Batteries .

S-5.0 Fire Prevention, Response and Hazards

S-5.1 General Requirements

S-5.2 Emergency Procedures

S-5.2.1 Locomotive Fires

S-5.2.2 Right-of-Way Fires

S-5.3 Fire Extinguishers and Protection Devices

S-5.3.1 Defective Fire Extinguishers

S-5.3.2 Access to Fire Extinguishers and Protection Devices

S-5.3.3 Use of Gasoline/Oil-Burning Devices

S-5.3.4 Open Flames

S-5.4 Starting Fires

S-5.5 Fueling Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment

S-5.6 Electrical Circuits

S-5.7 Hazardous Material Storage and Dispensing

S-5.7.1 Storing Chemicals

S-5.7.2 Grounding

S-5.8 Use and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

S-5.8.1 Testing

S-5.8.2 Avoiding Extreme Heat

S-5.8.3 Handling Leaks

S-5.8.4 Refueling LPG Tanks

S-5.8.5 Closing Valves

S-5.9 Refrigeration Systems

S-5.9.1 Qualified Employees

S-6.0 Gas Welding, Cutting, Heating, and Arc Welding

S-6.1 Area Protection

S-6.1.1 Protecting Wooden Structures

S-6.1.2 Protecting Concrete

S-6.2 Electrical Welding

S-6.2.1 General Requirements

S-6.2.2 Welding Machines

S-6.2.3 Welding Ground Connections

S-6.2.4 Welding Cables

S-6.2.5 Electrode Holders

S-6.2.6 Electrodes

S-6.3 Fire Fighting Equipment

S-6.4 Welding or Cutting in Confined Space

S-6.5 Restrictions for Making Welding Equipment Repairs

S-6.5.1 Torches, Regulators, or Other Welding Apparatus

S-6.5.2 Hooks and Chains

S-6.5.3 Flammable Containers

S-6.5.4 Protection from Chlorinated Solvents

S-6.6 Oxygen and Fuel Gas

S-6.6.1 General Requirements

S-6.7 Welding Hose and Fittings

S-6.7.1 General Information

S-6.7.2 Welding Hoses

S-6.7.3 Welding Hose Fittings

S-6.7.4 Welding Hose Fires

S-6.8 Installing Reverse Flow Check Valves and Flashback Arrestors


S-6.8.1 Portable Systems

S-6.8.2 Bulk Fuel or Manifold Fuel Gas Systems

S-6.9 Oxy/Acetylene Torch

S-7.0 Hand Tools

S-7.1 Hand Tool Inspection

S-7.2 Redressing of Striking or Struck Hand Tools

S-7.3 Precautions During Use

S-7.3.1 Swinging Tools

S-7.4 Pry/Lining Bars

S-7.6 File Cleaning and Use

S-7.7 Correct Tool Use

S-8.0 Intermodal/Automotive Facility Safety

S-8.1 Core Intermodal/Automotive Facility Safety Rules

S-8.2 Track Protection

S-8.3 Vehicles Within Intermodal Facilities

S-8.3.1 Vehicle Requirements

S-8.3.2 Vehicle Operations

S-8.4 Check Point In-gate/Out-gate Procedures

S-9.0 Ladders, Platforms, Scaffolds, and Aerial Baskets


S-9.1 Inspection

S-9.2 Storage

S-9.3 Stage Boards

S-9.4 Safety Feet

S-9.5 Ladder and Scaffold Placement

S-9.6 Ladders for Electrical Work

S-9.7 Instructions for Climbing

S-9.7.1 Climbing with Tools or Materials

S-9.8 Performing Work

S-9.9 Extension Ladders

S-9.10 Step Ladders

S-9.11 Construction Scaffolding

S-9.11.1 Sectional Metal Scaffolds

S-9.12 Non-Powered Mobile Scaffolding

S-9.13 Aerial Work Platforms

S-9.13.1 Scissor Lifts

S-9.13.2 Boom-Mounted Baskets or Buckets

S-10.0 Locomotive and Railcar

S-10.1 Raising Equipment

S-10.1.1 Safe Jack Use

S-10.2 Moving and Spotting Locomotives

Within Mechanical Limits

S-10.2.1 Moving

S-10.2.2 Spotting

S-10.3 Working On or Near Engines

S-10.3.1 Applying Warning Signs and Tags

S-10.3.2 Sounding Alarm Bell

S-10.3.3 Avoid Hazards While Working

S-10.3.4 Working on Air Brake Rigging

S-10.4 Rotating Crankshaft

S-10.5 Locomotive Inspections, Tests and Maintenance

S-10.5.1 Inspection and Maintenance

S-10.5.2 Preparing for Test

S-10.5.3 Conducting Load Test

S-10.6 Safety Guards

S-10.7 Precaution Entering Restricted Access Cars

S-10.8 Doors/Load Dividers

S-10.8.1 Doors

S-10.8.2 Load Dividers

S-10.9 Securing Unattended Equipment

S-10.10 Steel Cables for Moving Cars

S-10.11 Repairing Cars Containing or Last Contained Hazardous Materials

S-10.12 Starting and Idling Locomotives Inside Shops

S-10.13 Painting

S-10.14 Adding Water to Locomotives

S-11.0 Material Handling

S-11.1 Material Storage

S-11.1.1 Stacking Material

S-11.1.2 Overhead Clearance

S-11.1.3 Storing Combustibles

S-11.1.4 Storage Racks

S-11.2 Hand Trucks

S-11.3 Pallet Use and Stacking

S-11.4 Loading and Unloading Cars, Trucks, and Trailers

S-11.5 Sharp Edges

S-11.5.1 Banding Material

S-11.6 Wheelsets

S-11.7 Hazardous Material Handling

S-11.7.1 Complying with Regulations

S-11.7.2 Loading or Unloading Tank Cars

S-11.7.3 Handling Fluorescent/Neon Tubes

S-11.7.4 Disposing of Spray Containers

S-11.8 Forklifts

S-11.8.1 Parking Requirements

S-11.8.2 Dismounting Forklift—Attended and Unattended Forklifts

S-11.8.3 Passengers

S-11.8.4 Tool Storage

S-11.8.5 Seat Belts

S-11.9 Forklift Operation

S-11.9.1 Speed and Movement Restrictions

S-11.9.2 Getting On or Off

S-11.9.3 Operation on Ramps

S-11.9.4 Gates/Doors

S-11.9.5 Load Limits

S-11.9.6 Unloaded Fork Position

S-11.9.7 Personnel Baskets

S-11.9.8 Inspections

S-11.9.9 Fueling a Forklift

S-12.0 Motor Vehicles and Trailers

S-12.1 Operation of Motor Vehicles

S-12.1.1 General Requirements

S-12.2 All Terrain Vehicles/ATV

S-12.3 Motorcycle Use

S-12.4 Utility Vehicles

S-12.5 Seat Belts

S-12.6 Passengers

S-12.7 Maintenance/Inspections

S-12.8 Backing

S-12.9 Parking

P>S-12.9.1 Fouling Tracks or Roadways

S-12.10 Work Under Vehicles or Trailers

S-12.11 Transporting Tools and Material

S-12.12 Special Equipment Mounted on Vehicles or Trailers

S-12.13 Trailers

S-12.13.1 Required Equipment

S-12.13.2 Inspection

S-12.14 Accidents/Incidents

S-13.0 On or Near Tracks, Locomotives and Rail Cars

S-13.1 General Requirements

S-13.1.1 Going Between Cars or Locomotives Coupled to Locomotives

S-13.1.2 Signals

S-13.1.3 Tracks

S-13.1.4 Sitting or Standing

S-13.1.5 Riding In or On Moving Equipment

S-13.1.6 Opening and Closing Doors

S-13.1.8 Poling Cars

S-13.1.9 Chocking Cars

S-13.1.11 Installing or Removing Marker

S-13.2 Coupling/Uncoupling Rail Equipment

S-13.2.1 Standing Clear

S-13.2.2 Operating Uncoupling Lever

S-13.2.3 Adjusting Lift Pin (Lock Block)

S-13.2.4 Adjusting Mismatched Couplers

S-13.2.5 Replacing Knuckles

S-13.2.6 Opening Knuckles

S-13.3 Air Hoses and Angle Cocks

S-13.3.1 Connecting Air Hoses

S-13.3.2 Opening Angle Cocks

S-13.3.3 Parting Hoses

S-13.3.4 Controlling Movement

S-13.4 Crossing Over Rail Equipment

S-13.4.1 Crossing Through a Standing Train or Cut of Cars

S-13.4.2 Climbing Through Standing Coupled Cars

S-13.4.3 Crossing Underneath Couplers or Standing Cars

S-13.4.4 Climbing Over Couplers or Under Moving Cars

S-13.5 Getting On or Off Equipment

S-13.5.1 Getting On Moving Equipment

S-13.5.2 Getting Off Equipment

S-13.5.3 Getting On and Off Full Car Body Locomotives

S-13.5.4 Using Ladders

S-13.5.5 Loading and Unloading Luggage

S-13.5.6 Carrying Lanterns

S-13.6 Operating Hand Brakes

S-13.6.1 Hand Brake Categories

S-13.6.2 Hand Brakes on Moving Cars

S-13.6.3 Position to Operate

S-13.6.4 Use of Feet

S-13.6.5 Movement from Side to End Ladder

S-13.6.6 Vertical Wheel

S-13.6.7 Lever or Ratchet Brake

S-13.6.8 Horizontal Wheel or Staff Brake

S-13.7 Operating Switches and Derails


S-13.7.1 Checking for Damage and Obstructions

S-13.7.2 Operating Ground Throw or "Flop Over" Switch

S-13.7.3 Operating High Stand Switch

S-13.7.4 Operating Switch Point Locks

S-13.7.5 Switch Heaters

S-13.8 Fusees and Torpedoes

S-13.8.1 Storing Fusees and Torpedoes

S-13.8.2 Disposing of Damaged Fusees and Torpedoes

S-13.8.4 Lighting and Handling a Burning Fusee

S-13.8.5 Placing Fusees and Torpedoes

S-13.8.6 Giving Signals with Fusees

S-13.8.7 Extinguishing Fusees

S-14.0 On-Track Machines and Vehicles

S-14.1 Riding On Machines

S-14.1.1 Warning Devices

S-14.1.2 Seat Belts

S-14.2 Working On or About Equipment and Machines

S-14.3 Moving Cars and Work Equipment on Repair or Service Track

S-14.5 Hearing Protection

S-14.8 Operating Track Equipment Indoors

S-15.0 Oxygen and Fuel Gas

S-15.1 Storing Gas Cylinders

S-15.2 Testing for and Handling Leaks

S-15.2.1 Testing for Leaks

S-15.2.2 Handling Leaks

S-15.3 Mixing Gases

S-15.4 Handling and Transporting Gas Cylinders

S-15.5 Changing Gas Cylinders

S-16.0 Power Tools and Machinery

S-16.1 Authorized Personnel

S-16.2 Inspection and Use

S-16.3 Insulation/Grounding

S-16.4 Power Source

S-16.5 Storage/Handling of Abrasive Disks and Wheels 59

S-16.6 Floor Area/Aisles

S-16.7 Safety Guards

S-16.8 Gloves

S-16.9 Pneumatic Tool Use

S-16.9.1 Air Valve

S-16.9.2 Hose Connections

S-16.9.3 Spindle Speed

S-16.10 Set Screws

S-16.11 Laying Tools Down

S-16.12 Surfaces

S-16.13 Falling Tools60

S-16.16 Chain Saw Use

S-16.17 Lock-out/Tag-out of Machinery

S-16.18 Grinding Machine Use

S-16.18.1 Inspecting Grinding Wheels

S-16.18.2 Mounting Grinding Wheels

S-16.18.3 Operating Grinding Wheels

S-16.18.4 Operating Portable Grinders

S-16.19 Wire Brush Wheels

S-16.20 Band Saws

S-16.21 Other Metal or Woodworking Machines

S-16.22 Clean Up

S-16.22.1 Removing Chips

S-16.22.2 Use of Compressed Air/Gas63

S-16.23 On/Off Switch

S-17.0 Rigging, Cranes, and Hoists

S-17.1 Rigging

S-17.1.1 Inspection Requirements

S-17.1.2 Identification Tags

S-17.1.3 Rigging a Load

S-17.1.4 Chain Slings

S-17.1.5 Below-the-Hook Lifting Devices

S-17.2 Cranes and Hoists

S-17.2.1 Requirements

S-17.2.2 Lifting

S-17.2.3 Outriggers

S-17.2.4 Fouling Track

S-17.2.5 Power Line Clearance

S-17.2.6 Load Clear of Persons

S-17.3 Passengers

S-17.4 Electric Cranes

S-17.5 Restrictions Near Hoisting Equipment

S-17.5.1 Working Near Equipment

S-17.5.2 Guiding the Load

S-17.6 Crane and Hoisting Signals

S-17.7 Standard Crane Hand Signals

S-17.9 Personnel Hoisting

S-20.0 Work Environment

S-20.1 Protection for Openings

S-20.2 Clearances and Obstructions

S-20.2.1 Overhead and Side Obstructions

S-20.2.2 Communication/Signal Wires

S-20.3 Confined Space

S-20.4 Machine Operation

S-20.4.1 Protecting Hoses/Cables

S-20.4.2 Working Surfaces

S-20.5 Office Environment

S-20.5.1 Office Equipment Arrangement

S-20.5.2 Filing Cabinets and Desks

S-20.5.3 Chairs

S-20.5.4 Cords

S-20.5.5 Paper Cutters

S-20.5.6 Reaching Overhead

S-21.0 Personnel Protective Equipment and Clothing (PPE)

S-21.1 Personnel Protective Equipment Requirements

S-21.1.1 Approved Equipment

S-21.2 Personnel Protective Clothing Requirements

S-21.2.1 Special Protective Clothing

S-21.2.2 Safety Boots

S-21.2.3 Protective Gloves

S-21.3 Respirator Selection and Use

S-21.3.1 Respiratory Protection Program

S-21.4 Dark Lens Eye Protection

S-21.5 Hearing Protection

S-21.5.1 Use of Hearing Protection During Hot Work 70

S-21.30 Personnel Protective Equipment and Clothing Chart (PPE)

S-21.31 Eye and Face Protection Chart (PPE)

S-21.32 Work Glove Chart (PPE)

S-21.33 Respiratory Protection Chart (PPE)

S-21.34 Welding Chart (PPE)

S-22.0 Movement of Trains and Engines

S-22.1 Inspecting Passing Trains

S-23.0 Railroad Radio Rules

S-23.1 Transmitting

S-23.2 Required Identification

S-23.3 Repetition

S-23.4 Over

S-23.5 Out

S-23.6 Communication Not Understood or Incomplete

S-23.7 Monitoring Radio Transmissions

S-23.8 Acknowledgment

S-23.9 Misuse of Radio Communications

S-23.10 Emergency Calls

S-23.11 Prohibited Transmissions

S-23.12 Fixed Signal Information

S-23.13 In Place of Hand Signals

S-23.14 Transmitting Track Warrants and Track Bulletins

S-23.15 Phonetic Alphabet

S-23.16 Assigned Frequencies

S-23.17 Radio Testing

S-23.18 Malfunctioning Radio

S-23.19 Blasting Operations

S-23.20 Internal Adjustments

S-23.21 Mobile Radio Access System (MARS)

S-24.0 Signals and Their Use

S-24.2 Blue Signal Protection of Workmen

S-25.0 Tools

S-25.1 Personnel Safety Briefing

S-25.2 Stretches

S-26.0 Policies

S-26.1 Conflict of Interest

S-26.3 Medical Examinations

S-26.4 Sexual Harassment

S-26.6 Smoking

S-26.7 Telecommunication Usage

S-26.8 Complete and Accurate Reporting of All Accidents, Incidents, Injuries,

and Occupational Illnesses Arising from the Operation of the Railroad

S-26.9 Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Program.

S-26.10 Vietnam Era Veterans and Disabled Veterans Policy

S-26.11 Qualified Disabled Individuals Policy

S-27.0 Programs

S-27.1 Asbestos Control

S-27.2 Back Conservation

S-27.3 Blood-borne Pathogens Exposure Control

S-27.4 Confined Space

S-27.5 Electrical Safety

S-27.6 Exposure Assessment

S-27.7 Fall Protection

S-27.8 Forklift Safety

S-27.9 Hazard Communication

S-27.10 Hazardous Materials Training

S-27.11 Hearing Conservation

S-27.12 Lead Protection

S-27.13 Lock-out/Tag-out (LOTO)

S-27.14 Policy for Personnel Performance Accountability

S-27.15 Respiratory Protection

S-27.17 Temperature Extremes

S-28.0 General Responsibilities

S-28.1 Safety

S-28.1.1 Maintaining a Safe Course

S-28.1.2 Alert and Attentive

S-28.1.3 Accidents, Injuries, and Defects

S-28.1.4 Condition of Equipment and Tools

S-28.1.5 Inspection After Derailment

S-28.2 Personal Injuries and Accidents

S-28.2.1 Care for Injured

S-28.2.2 Witnesses

S-28.2.3 Equipment Inspection

S-28.2.4 Mechanical Inspection

S-28.2.5 Reporting

S-28.2.6 Statements

S-28.2.7 Furnishing Information

S-28.3 Rules

S-28.3.1 Rules, Regulations, and Instructions

S-28.4 Carrying Out Rules and Reporting Violations

S-28.5 Drugs and Alcohol

S-28.6 Conduct

S-28.6.1 Suitable Language

S-28.7 Altercations

S-28.8 Appearance

S-28.9 Respect of Railroad Company

S-28.10 Games, Reading, or Electronic Devices

S-28.11 Sleeping

S-28.12 Weapons

S-28.13 Reporting and Complying with Instructions

S-28.14 Duty—Reporting or Absence

S-28.15 Subject to Call

S-28.16 Hours of Service Law

S-28.17 Unauthorized Persoonel

S-28.18 Care of Property

S-28.18.1 ATD LINES Vehicles

S-28.19 Alert to Train Movement

S-28.20 Occupying Roof

S-28.21 Not Permitted on Equipment

S-28.21.1 Unauthorized Personnel

S-28.22 Altering Equipment

S-28.23 Clean Property

S-28.23.1 Avoid Littering

S-28.24 Credit or Property

S-28.24.1 Proper Use of Postage

S-28.25 Gratuities

S-28.26 Divulging Information

S-28.26.1 Requirements for Disclosing ATD LINES Information

S-28.26.2 Monitoring of ATD LINES Information

S-28.27 Fire

S-28.61 Encroachment

S-28.61.1 Authorized on Railroad Property

S-28.62 Legal Summons

S-40.0 Glossary

M-1.0 Blue Signal

M-1.1 Use of ID Tags

M-1.2 Flagging Controlling Locomotives

M-1.3 Derails on Service Tracks and at Shops

M-1.4 Entering a Derailed Track

M-1.5 Effective Warning System for Locomotive Movement

M-1.6 Daytime Use of Blue Lights

M-1.7 Blue Signal Protection for Remotely Controlled Locomotive (RCL’s)

M-1.8 Blue Signal Protection for Distributive Power Units (DP Power

M-2.0 Personnel Protective Equipment

M-2.1 Use of Goggles

M-2.2 Reflective Wear on Service Tracks

M-2.3 High-Voltage Protective Gloves

M-2.4 Use of Gloves with Chain Saws

M-2.5 Eye and Face Protection for Equipment and Machinery

M-2.6 Hand Protection

M-3.0 Work Process

M-3.1 Use of Crossing Ramps on Locomotives in Shop

M-3.2 Mount and Dismount Locomotives

M-3.3 GE-8/-9 Locomotive Startup Procedure

M-3.4 Locomotive Tag-out Procedures

M-3.5 Working on Top of Locomotives and Cars

M-3.6 Air Box Work on Locomotives

M-3.7 Cut Out Locomotive Air Horns

M-3.8 Hot Work on Fuel Tanks Policy

M-4.0 Facility

M-4.1 Precaution With Roll-Up Doors

M-4.2 Chain Hoist (Come-Alongs) Inspection Program

M-5.0 General Policies

M-5.1 Mandatory Stretching

M-5.2 Using a Tank Car as a Crossover Platform

M-5.3 Lightning Protection Guidelines

M-6.0 Tools and Equipment

M-6.1 Punches and Chisels

M-6.2 Knife Policy

M-6.3 Leatherman Prohibition

M-6.5 MU Cable Receptacle Lid Holder

M-6.7 Folding and Four-Point Office Chairs

M-6.8 Wheel Cover for Crane Operators

M-7.0 MW Protection Within Car Shop,

S-1.0 Core Safety Rules

Rules and Policies provide a core of safe practices for ATD LINES personnel,if applied for individual performance to direct and maintain a safe enviroment.

S-1.1 Job Safety Briefing

Personnel must participate in a personnel safety briefing before entering work force and when safety conditions change or new rules are applied. Safety briefing includes a discussion of the general work plan, existing or potential hazards, and ways to eliminate or protect against hazards. Outside parties, operating railraods or contractors involved in the work or who are in the work area must also be included in the personnel safety briefing.

Personnel Fouling the Track

Personnel must always be alert and expect the movement of rail equipment, trains, engines, cars or other moveable equipment at any time, on any track and in either direction. Before fouling any track, personnel have an individual responsibility to determine it is safe to do so. If the track is occupied by rail equipment,personnel must insure appropriate protection has been provided for the task to be performed as indicated in the following rules:

Safety Rule S-13.1.1 - Going Between or Working on the End of Rail Equipment

Safety Rule S-13.1.3 - Tracks (Crossing tracks, stepping on rails and fouling tracks

Safety Rule S-13.1.11 - Installing or Removing Marker

Safety Rule S-13.2 - Coupling/Uncoupling Rail Equipment

Safety Rule S-13.3 - Air Hoses and Angle Cocks

Safety Rule S-13.4 - Crossing Over Rail Equipment

Safety Rule S-13.6 - Operating Hand Brakes

Safety Rule S-13.7 - Operating Switches and Derails

Safety Rule S-24.2 - Blue Signal Protection of Workmen

S-1.2 Rights and Responsibilities

ATD LINES has the right and responsibility to set safety standard and expectation for personnel performancein a safe mannor. ATD LINES training, skills development, duty experience, and personal judgment provide the foundation for making safety decisions and practices.

S-1.2.1 Sufficient Time

Take sufficient time to perform job tasks safely.

S-1.2.2 Authorized and Trained

Perform personnel tasks only when authorized and trained to perform them.

S-1.2.3 Alert and Attentive

Assure that all personnel are alert and attentive when performing duties.

S-1.2.4 Co-Personnel Warned

Warn co-personnel of all unsafe practices and/or conditions.

S-1.2.5 Safety Rules, Training Practices, Policies

Comply with all ATD LINES safety rules, training practices, and policies.

S-1.2.6 Warning Signs

Comply with verbal warnings, warning signs, posted instructions, and placards identifying restricted, safety and health precautions, or potential hazards.

S-1.2.7 Two or More Personnel

Do not perform a task alone that can only safely be performed by two or more personnel.

S-1.2.8 Reporting

Make reports of incidents immediately to the proper manager.

S-1.2.9 Horseplay

Personnel "conduct" in a way that supports a safe work environment—free of horseplay,practical jokes, and harassment.

S-1.2.10 "Bill of Rights" Relative to Personnel Riding in Transport Vehicles

Safety is for all personnel. Below are some expectations with respect to personnel rights regarding riding in transport vehicles. A large percentage of ATD LINES personnel are transported to and from various locations daily. Safety is a determination for which all personnel are responsible, but individual empowerment to take neccessary steps which make a safe work force. Please accept the determination of safety challenge to exercise individual rights with regard to riding safetly in transport vehicles.

Right 1

Expect transport vehicles to be properly serviced, maintained, and in good order free of defects. In addition, contract vans must be clean with all seat belts and all safety appliances working.

Right 2

Expect a safety briefing regarding movements to be made, route to be taken, location of safety appliances, i.e. fire extinguisher, first aid kit, emergency response plan in the event of a medical emergency, etc.

Right 3

Expect the vehicle to be parked in the most accessible location closest to the train, or crew pickup/drop-off point. The driver will take into consideration walking conditions and surfaces when positioning the vehicle. When possible, stop the vehicle off any public roadways.

Right 4

Expect the vehicle to be secured against movement after it has stopped for loading or unloading passengers and baggage, by placing the vehicle in park, securing the parking brake and shutting off the engine.

Right 5

Expect the driver to request assistance when backing where required due to vision limitations.

Right 6

During hazardous weather conditions, expect the driver not to use cruise control, and have the necessary traction devices, studs or chains, when weather requires.

Right 7

ATD LINES personnel can expect that the driver will not be distracted from paying attention to the road while driving, by such things as eating and drinking.

Right 8

ATD LINES personnel can expect every van used to transport personnel between stations to have a functional two-way radio, which could be a crew member’s pack-set, tuned to the appropriate railroad frequency. In addition, when equipped with a cellular phone, it must be

in working order.

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ATD LINES personnel can expect assistance with baggage as requested.

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ATD LINES personnel can expect that the driver will demand all personnel to have seat belts on before the vehicle is moved, and will stop the vehicle when the driver is aware that seat belts are removed by any occupant.

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Expect that all doors are securely closed prior to departure.

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Expect to be reminded of the ATD LINES No Smoking Policy, as necessary.

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ATD LINES personnel are empowered with the right to refuse to be transported in an unsafe or defective vehicle, or be transported by a driver who does not meet the aforementioned criteria. All personnel are responsible to abide by all rules, processes, and procedures that govern task and duty environment. Rules have been placed into effect for the continued determination of safety and well-being of all personnel. The sole responsibility of personnel safety cannot rest on just the driver. Personnel cannot safely rely on the driver assuring that all personnel remain buckled up after the vehicle is in motion. Co-personnel, are obligated to constantly remind each other to wear seat belts where required and to follow all rules that pertain to task and duty.

S-1.2.11 Medical Conditions

All personnel are responsible to ensure medical appointements and conditions do not interfere with ability to safely perform duties. Personnel with medical conditions that may adversely (such as uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure, sleep disorders including apnea, visual impairment, hearing impairment, etc) affect their ability to work safely must inform medical practitioner of task and duties duties. The medical provider must determine that any prescribed treatment including medication will not impair the personnel from safely performing tasks and duties. Personnel must notify their physician/medical provider if prescribed treatment and/or medication is affecting ability to safely perform task and duties.

S-1.3 Personnel Protective Equipment and Clothing

S-1.3.1 Requirements

Be familiar with and wear personnel protective equipment and clothing as required by task and duties. Any changes made in the recommended use or design of personal protective equipment or clothing must be approved by the manufacturer.

S-1.3.2 Finger Rings

Do not wear finger rings unless in an office or office-like area

S-1.4 Tools and Equipment

S-1.4.1 Inspection

Inspect tools and equipment for defects before and during use. Repair or remove from service those that fail inspection. Promptly tag and report to supervisor or personnel in charge any defect(s). If necessary, guard or utilize "Caution Tape Barriers" ,to alter other personnel of hazard.

S-1.4.2 Use as Intended

Use tools and equipment for the purposes intended.

S-1.4.3 Manufacturer Specifications

Read and follow the manufacturer’s specifications when using tools and equipment.

S-1.4.4 Manufacturer Approval

Secure manufacturer approval for any changes made in the recommended use or design

before using.

S-1.4.5 On or Off Moving Equipment

Do not get on or off moving equipment, except in emergency to avoid injury.

S-1.4.6 Three-Point Contact

Maintain three-point contact when getting on or off vehicles, equipment, and machinery, and when ascending or descending ladders or platforms. Three-point contact consists of both feet and one hand or both hands and one foot.

S-1.4.7 Physical Exertion

Personnel must only use ATD LINES approved "stretches" when stretching at the beginning of the shift, before physical exertion, after rest breaks, and after a long period of sitting or maintaining the same posture. Personnel are to stretch without exceeding individual capabilities, but must participate to the extent of ability or as directed by a physician. Stretches following rest breaks may consist of a subset of the approved stretches. Always use safe lifting practices when lifting, carrying or performing other tasks that might cause back pain, injury or property damage. Do not use excessive force to accomplish tasks. Individuals who cannot manually handle a load safely, then use mechanical assistance. Where mechanical assistance is not readily available, request assistance or stop and obtain the mechanical means necessary to complete the task.

S-1.4.8 Passengers

Transport passengers in vehicles equipped to transport passengers.

S-1.4.9 Seat Belts

Wear seat belts while operating or riding in equipment or vehicles that are equipped with them.

S-1.5 Work Environment

S-1.5.1 Housekeeping

Keep work locations, vehicles, and bildings interior's and grounds clean and orderly at all times.

S-1.5.2 Inspection

Inspect work locations and vehicles for any conditions that might cause injury, property damage, or interference with service. If such a condition exists that are unsafe, take necessary action to protect against the hazard, or discontinue activities in the area or with the vehicle. Promptly tag (where appropriate) and report any defect or hazard to supervisor or personnel in charge.

S-1.5.3 Footing

Be alert to all walkway conditions, and adjust individual actions to accommodate weather, time of day, and grade. Guard against slipping and stumbling hazards by using handholds and railings

when available. Except in emergency, running is not permitted in the performance of duty.

S-1.5.4 Confined Spaces

Consider all confined spaces hazardous unless proven otherwise. Only authorized and trained individuals may enter confined spaces.

S-1.5.5 Hazardous Materials

Handle contaminants and hazardous chemicals according to all applicable Governmental Compliance Regulations and ATD LINES policies.

S-1.6 Working On or About Tracks

S-1.6.1 Movement of Equipment

Expect the movement of trains, engines, cars, or other equipment at any time, on any track, and in either direction.

S-2.0 Chemical Safety

S-2.1 Environmental Safety

In compliance with ATD LINES environmental protection policy, take measures to prevent:

1. Spills of oil or other material

2. Discharge of contaminants to sewers, waterways, or the ground

3. Smoke and gas emissions when operating combustion equipment.

4. Treat all unidentified material as hazardous until identified.

5. Do not transport unidentified material.

S-2.2 Chemical Spills and Chemical Releases to Air

In the event of a chemical spill or release of a chemical or unknown material to the air, evacuate the area. Report oil or hazardous material spills promptly to dispatcher and supervisor. Include in report:

1. Spill location.

2. Material and amount of spill.

3. Distance to the nearest public waters.

4. Other important information.

5. Do not take any further action unless specifically trained.

6. Utilize appropriate protective gear and work practices.

7. Do not re-enter the affected area until given "All Clear" by incident response personnel.

S-2.3 Labeling Chemical Containers

Keep chemical in aproved container, affix to container a label identifying the chemical and appropriate hazard warnings.

S-2.4 Ventilation for Maintaining Safe Atmospheres

Provide mechanical ventilation to enclosed areas when:

1. Applying solvents, paints, and other chemicals.

2. Welding, torch cutting, or burning.

3. Emissions from combustion engines, stoves, or heaters may cause concentration of excessive airborne contaminants.

4. Read and Review Chemical Recommendations in product instructions or MSDS.

S-2.5 Skin Cleaning

Do not clean any part of body with gasoline, solvents, or oily rags. Use ATD LONES supplied hand creams and soaps for cleaning hands, arms, face, and other parts of the body. If the skin has been exposed to corrosive agents (acids or bases), use plain water to flush continuously for at least fifteen minutes. Do not apply ointments, soaps, or creams to chemical or thermal burns.

S-2.6 Containment and Spill Prevention

When dispensing petroleum products or other materials such as soaps and solvents from drums orcontainers:

1. Whenever possible, place drums in a vertical position and use an appropriate pump for dispensing the product. Place an absorbent mat or dike on top of the dispensing drum or container.

2. If drums must be placed in a horizontal position, use self-closing dispensing valves.

3. Place the drum or container in a dike or other containment.

4. Place containment devices such as drip pans under drums and valves.

5. Properly label receiving container.

6. When dispensing flammable liquids, ground and bond all containers.

7. Gravity flow values are not recommended for outdoor usage.

S-2.7 Protection from Lead Exposure

Conduct all work involving lead coatings in accordance with ATD LINES Lead Protection program.

S-2.8 Protection from Asbestos Exposure

Conduct all work involving asbestos in accordance with ATD LINES Asbestos Control program.

S-2.8.1 Repair and Maintenance

When providing any repair or maintenance where Asbestos Containing Materials/ACM or Potential Asbestos Containing Materials/PACM will likely be disturbed, or where ACM or PACM will be removed, implement the Asbestos Control program.

S-2.8.2 Training

Before performing task with ACM or PACM, complete asbestos training. Complete additional "updated" asbestos training on an annual basis as long as continue to work with ACM or PACM.

S-2.9 Protection from Manganese During Frog Repair

Whenever welding, torch cutting, gouging, carbon arc grinding, etc., on "frogs," wear respiratory protection to reduce potential manganese exposure.

1. Properly dispose of contaminated absorbent material and mats.

S-2.10 Protection from Silica-Containing Dust

Whenever exposed to visible airborne dust arising from ballast, taconite, or sand, wear respiratory protection.

S-2.11 Chemical Approval

Do not bring a chemical product onto BNSF property until the chemical is approved.

S-3.0 Electrical Safety

S-3.1 Requirements

S-3.1.1 General

• Use ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) on electrical circuits when working in damp areas or outdoors.

1. Do not use portable metal ladders for electrical work.

2. Do not use electrical cords for hoisting or lowering.

3. Test structures (metal buildings, flood light towers, etc.) with live power circuits, before touching them, to make sure they are not energized.

S-3.1.2 Authorized Personnel

Only authorized and trained personnel are permitted to work on electrical apparatus or equipment. Wear a dielectric hard hat when working could contact power lines or igh-voltage equipment.

S-3.1.3 Warning Signs

Place danger signs near exposed energized circuits.

S-3.1.4 Flashlights

Use only an approved flashlight with a nonmetallic case around electrical equipment.

S-3.1.5 Contacts

Do not use flag sticks or other objects to close or open contacts on engines under electrical load.

S-3.1.6 Lock-out/Tag-out

Follow approved lock-out/tag-out procedures:

1. Assume all wires, conductors, and other electrical equipment are energized, unlessknown to be locked out.

2. Do not alter safety features of fuses, circuit breakers, or other electrical equipment.

3. Do not open secondary circuits of energized current transformers.

S-3.3 Charging and Jumping Batteries

S-3.3.1 Precautions for Servicing Batteries

Follow these precautions when servicing batteries:

1. Do not smoke in battery-charging areas.

2. Do not allow open flames, sparks, or electric arcs in battery-charging areas or around exposed batteries.

3. Make sure charging area is adequately ventilated.

4. When charging a battery, keep the vent caps in place to avoid electrolyte spray.

5. Leave the battery compartment doors open when charging an engine battery from an external source.

6. Wear face shield over splash goggles and other protective equipment as required by thejob when filling or charging a battery.

7. Do not permit battery electrolytes (acid) to contact eyes, skin, or clothing. Wash battery electrolytes from your eyes or skin with cold water immediately.

8. Remove any leads from terminal posts when scrapping batteries.

S-3.3.2 Battery Flushing

Use insulated funnels for flushing batteries.

S-3.3.4 Metallic Objects

Keep tools, metal jewelry (including watches), and other metallic objects away from the top of uncovered batteries.

S-3.3.5 Jumping Batteries

Do not use a welding machine to jump-start a battery.

S-5.0 Fire Prevention, Response and Hazards

S-5.1 General Requirements

Know and understand area emergency plans and special instructions related to fire protection. In case of smoke or fire, notify all individuals who may be affected, supervisors, and appropriate emergency responders.Keep exit aisles, emergency exits, and fire doors clear. Keep areas around buildings, structures, and equipment free of fire hazards.

S-5.2 Emergency Procedures

Fight a fire only if properly trained and equipped and if your personal judgment dictates you can do so safely.

S-5.2.1 Locomotive Fires

Stop the locomotive as soon as possible, and evacuate the crew if a fire occurs on a locomotive.

S-5.2.2 Right-of-Way Fires

If the fire could spread to a bridge or other structure, stop the train, and fight the fire only if properly trained and equipped and if personal judgment dictates can be done safely. Do not drive through plumes of smoke or chemical vapors unless necessary to escape from a life-threatening situation.

S-5.3 Fire Extinguishers and Protection Devices

S-5.3.1 Defective Fire Extinguishers

Report any out-of-date, discharged, or defective fire extinguishers to proper authority.

S-5.3.2 Access to Fire Extinguishers and Protection Devices

Maintain clear access to fire extinguishers, alarm boxes, and other fire protection devices. Do not park vehicles or place material within 25 feet of fire hydrants.

S-5.3.3 Use of Gasoline/Oil-Burning Devices

Have an approved fire extinguisher readily available where the use of gasoline or an oilburning device is authorized.

S-5.3.4 Open Flames

Never leave open flames unattended.

S-5.4 Starting Fires

Do not use gasoline, kerosene, or other highly flammable liquids to start or intensify a fire.

S-5.5 Fueling Vehicles, Machinery and Equipment

While fueling vehicles, machinery, power tools, and other equipment:

1. Stop engines (diesel locomotives excluded).

2. Do not smoke.

3. Avoid open flames.

4. Do not leave fueling hose unattended when fueling.

Fuel gasoline-powered tools before use.

NOTE 1: If refueling is necessary during use, be careful to avoid spills and allow the engine to cool before refueling, since hot engine parts may ignite fuel.

NOTE 2: While fueling, make sure the safety can spout or hose nozzle touches the side of the tank opening to prevent static electricity discharge.

NOTE 3: Only use safety cans to transport fuel.

S-5.6 Electrical Circuits

If you are not experienced in handling energized electrical circuits, do not attempt to extinguish fires on power line poles or directly connected equipment.Never use water to extinguish fires on energized power line poles or electric equipment.

S-5.7 Hazardous Material Storage and Dispensing

Store chemicals according to type or compound and segregate each type or compound from one another. Types or compounds are defined as flammables and combustibles, oxidizers, caustics (bases), and acids.

S-5.7.1 Storing Chemicals

When it is not possible to segregate different types or compunds of chemicals by storing them in appropriate storage cabinets, separate by a minimum of 20 feet. To separate chemicals for safe storage, store up to 25 gallons of flammables (flash point <73° F) and up to 120 gallons of flammables or combustibles (flash point 73° F - 200° F) at least 20 feet away, or separated with a properly rated fire-resistant partition extending 18 inches above and beyond the flammables.

S-5.7.2 Grounding

Use grounding and bonding when dispensing or transferring flammable liquids.

S-5.8 Use and Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG)

S-5.8.1 Testing

Use only LPG tanks that are tested and stenciled as required by DOT regulations.

S-5.8.2 Avoiding Extreme Heat

Keep units powered by LPG away from extreme heat sources, such as ovens or furnaces.

S-5.8.3 Handling Leaks

Test for leaks with soapy water. Do not use an open flame near the leak. If a tank containing LPG is leaking, notify supervisor and stay upwind of the tank. LPG is heavier than air and will collect in low areas, sometimes far away from the leak source.

S-5.8.4 Refueling LPG Tanks

Refuel LPG tanks outdoors:

1. At least 50 feet from buildings.

2. At least 15 feet from storage tanks at the end farthest from the relief valve.

NOTE 1: Change portable tanks outdoors, where possible, and at least 50 feet from any open flame except on outfit cars with kitchen facilities.

NOTE 2: When placing LPG tanks on motor vehicles, first stop the motor.

S-5.8.5 Closing Valves

At the end of the day’s operation, close valves on tanks of LPG-powered equipment to prevent leaks and potential explosions.

S-5.9 Refrigeration Systems

S-5.9.1 Qualified Employees

Only qualified employees may work on refrigeration systems.

S-6.0 Gas Welding, Cutting, Heating, and Arc Welding

S-6.1 Area Protection

Clear all combustible material or rubbish 35 feet away from the area where welding or cutting will be performed. Where relocation is impracticable, combustibles shall be protected with flameproof covers or curtains.

S-6.1.1 Protecting Wooden Structures

Use metal or a piece of wet flame-retardant material, or wet down the structure thoroughly when welding or cutting against or near wooden structures. Use a fireproof covering adequate to protect the floor from sparks or hot metal when welding or cutting in a building with wooden floors. Do not use wooden horses or boards to support welding or cutting work.

S-6.1.2 Protecting Concrete

Do not lay on concrete an object or material to be heated, cut, or welded. Use protective material over concrete to prevent slag from falling on concrete when cutting metal with oxy/fuel gas.

S-6.2 Electrical Welding

S-6.2.1 General Requirements

1. Do not stand in water or damp places while welding, except when wearing waterproof, insulated footwear.

2. Set up a suitable screen marked.

NOTE 1: Do Not Look at Arc.

NOTE 2: At welding sites install "shield" to protect individuals not engaged in wlding operation.

3. Do not watch the arc if you are working near a welding process, but not welding.

4. Use a wire brush to remove slag from material being welded.

NOTE: Do not use your hand, even if gloved.

S-6.2.2 Welding Machines

For welding machines:

1. Ground the frame or case of a welding machine (excluding engine drive machines) under the conditions and according to the methods prescribed in the National Electric Code for fixed or portable equipment.

2. Thoroughly dry and test wet machines before using them.

3. Do not change the polarity switch setting on a welding machine while the machine is operating under a welding current load.

S-6.2.3 Welding Ground Connections

When welding ground connections:

1. Secure the ground clamp as close as possible to the work before starting the electric weld.

2. Do not connect the ground cable to any type of piping.

3. Do not use chains, wire rope, cranes, hoists, or elevators to carry welding current.

4. Do not make a welding ground connection in such a way that welding current will pass through any type of machine bearing.

S-6.2.4 Welding Cables

For welding cables:

1. Use insulated locking connections when welding cable extensions are required.

2. Repair deep cuts or cracks in welding cable casing promptly.

3. Keep welding cables dry and free from grease and oil where practical.

4. Uncoil and spread out coiled welding cables before use to avoid overheating and damage to the insulation.

5. Do not use welding cables with repair splices within 10 feet of the electrode holder.

6. Store electric welding cable in a dry, cool location, away from direct sunlight, when not in use. Clean the cable before storing, and coil it loosely with no sharp kinks or bends.

S-6.2.5 Electrode Holders

For electrode holders:

1. Use only an approved electrode holder with insulated jaws.

2. Keep electrode holders clean to prevent arcing.

3. Do not cool electrode holders in water.

S-6.2.6 Electrodes

For electrodes:

1. Remove metal and carbon electrodes from electrode holders when not in use.

2. Retract or cut off the wire electrodes in semiautomatic holders, and remove the electrode holder from the power connection lug when not in use.

3. Do not tap an electrode or strike an arc against a compressed gas cylinder.

4. Dispose of used electrodes properly.

S-6.3 Fire Fighting Equipment

1. Have a fire extinguisher readily available when welding or cutting inside or immediately adjacent to a building.

2. Have a fire extinguisher, water, sand, or dirt readily available when welding or cutting on track or along the right-of-way.

S-6.4 Welding or Cutting in Confined Space

Test all equipment for leaks and adjust regulators before entering a confined space.

1. Purge the accumulated mixture in the hoses by opening the torch valve for about ten seconds.

2. When performing hot work, comply with the practices and precautions outlined in ATD LINES Confined Space Program.

3. Remove all welding equipment from the confined space if work is interrupted.

S-6.5 Restrictions for Making Welding Equipment Repairs

S-6.5.1 Torches, Regulators, or Other Welding Apparatus

Do not tamper with or attempt to make field repairs to gas cylinders, welding torches, regulators, or other welding apparatus.

Exception: Tighten packing gland nuts on leaking torches.

S-6.5.2 Hooks and Chains

Do not weld, cut, or heat:

1. Heat-treated hooks.

2. Steel alloy chains and associated rings, links and couplings.

S-6.5.3 Flammable Containers

Do not weld, heat, cut or rivet tanks, tank cars, locomotive fuel tanks, barrels, pipes or similar containers that have held gasoline, oil or other flammable or explosive material until the containers have been thoroughly purged.

Exception: When under authorized supervision, repair or modify diesel or lube oil pipelines, storage tanks, dispensing facilities or fuel tanks without purging. Follow prescribed procedures.

S-6.5.4 Protection from Chlorinated Solvents

Do not weld, cut, burn or braze metal cleaned with chlorinated solvents until all surfaces, both inside and out, are clear of the solvent and solvent vapor.

S-6.6 Oxygen and Fuel Gas

S-6.6.1 General Requirements

1. To prevent a possible explosion, do not allow oil or grease to come into contact with oxygen or any equipment through which oxygen passes.

2. Do not use oxygen to dust off clothing or work areas.

3. Do not allow a jet of oxygen to strike an oily surface or greasy clothes, or to enter a fuel oil or any other storage tank.

4. Use a layer of clean sand, a metal plate, or other suitable material to protect oily or greasy floors or the ground from slag.

5. Do not allow the operating hose pressure for acetylene to exceed 15 psi.

6. Do not pass a lighted torch to another employee.

7. Use a wire brush to remove slag from material being welded or cut. Do not use your hand, even if gloved.

S-6.7 Welding Hose and Fittings

S-6.7.1 General Information

1. Date-tag new and personnel-assembled hoses when placed in service. Place the date-tag at the regulator end of the hose.

2. A minimum of 6 inches of hose should be removed from the torch end annually, or more frequently whenever damage or wear indicates that replacement is necessary.

3. Do not place a welding hose that is in use over any part of your body.

4. Do not use a hose with more than one splice per 50-foot section.

5. Select fittings with adequate inside diameter to avoid flow restrictions.

S-6.7.2 Welding Hoses

Use only grade "T", 3/8-inch twin hoses for gas welding, cutting, and heating operations.

S-6.7.3 Welding Hose Fittings

For welding hose fittings:

1. Use a crimped clamp to permanently attach hose fittings to welding hoses. Do not use bolted hose clamps.

2. Use only fittings furnished by a qualified supplier in compliance with OSHA regulations.

3. Do not use dropped or damaged fittings.

4. Each time a fitting is installed, an approved leak detection liquid must be used to test for leaks at fittings.

NOTE: The following requirements must be met when quick disconnects are used in oxygen/fuel gas processes:

5. Purchase only approved, UL-listed quick disconnects.

6. Personnel must receive training on quick disconnects prior to use and demonstrate safe use of the equipment.

7. Quick disconnect flow rating must meet or exceed the SCFH requirements for the attached equipment.

8. Do not install quick disconnect fittings in systems where splices, couplers or additional fittings are used to lengthen or repair damaged hose assemblies.

9. Do not use quick disconnects with check valves when a check valve is an integral part of the flash back arrestor.

NOTE: Additional check valve will reduce flow rates.

10. Flash back arrestor must still be used. Quick disconnects do not replace the need for a flash back arrestor. Do not install the quick disconnect directly to the flash back arrestor.

11. Prior to initial use, and before attaching the torch to the assembly (fittings), use a direct reading instrument to verify that an adequate flow rate will be reaching the torch.

Exception: Quick disconnects shall not be used in System Engineering welding applications.

S-6.7.4 Welding Hose Fires

If a fire develops in a hose, remove the torch, regulator, and hose from service.

S-6.8 Installing Reverse Flow Check Valves and Flashback Arrestors

S-6.8.1 Portable Systems

On portable systems, install combination reverse flow check valves/flashback arrestors at the torch on both the fuel gas and oxygen lines.

S-6.8.2 Bulk Fuel or Manifold Fuel Gas Systems

On bulk fuel or manifold fuel gas systems, install pipeline protective device(s) on the fuel gas line that performs the following three functions:

1. Prevents backflow of oxygen into the fuel gas supply.

2. Prevents flashback into the fuel gas supply.

3. Provides pressure relief through the use of a pressure relief valve, rupture disk, or similar device.

NOTE 1: Install a pressure relief device on the supply line from the oxygen source. All these devices must precede the service outlets.

NOTE 2: Install reverse flow check valves at each station outlet on the fuel gas and oxygen lines.

NOTE 3: Install combination reverse flow check valves/flashback arrestors at the torch on both the fuel gas and oxygen lines.

NOTE 4: By placing unnecessary check valves in the systems, the safety of the employee may be adversely affected due to the restriction in flow rates to the torch.

NOTE 5: A direct reading in-line instrument should be used to insure that adequate flow rate is reaching the torch.

S-6.9 Oxy/Acetylene Torch

For oxy/acetylene torches:

1. Use only approved flint strikers to light a welding torch.

2. Do not lay a lighted torch down, pass it from one person to another, or hold it when climbing.

3. Do not leave a cutting or welding torch in a tank, tank car, fuel compartment, or other similar work location when not in use.

4. Do not test the flow of the oxygen or fuel gas by placing the torch tip against your face or body, nor by inhaling gas.

S-7.0 Hand Tools

S-7.1 Hand Tool Inspection

Inspect tools for defects before use. Do not use tools with:

1. Cracks.

2. Mushroomed striking surfaces.

3. Burrs.

4. Slivers.

5. Loose/missing wedges.

6. Worn ratchets/teeth.

7. Loose/cracked handles.

8. Other defects.

S-7.2 Redressing of Striking or Struck Hand Tools

For redressing of hand tools:

NOTE 1: Prior to redressing, visually inspect the tool for the following:

a. A manufacturer’s brand.

b. A letter "B" to identify grade B steel.

NOTE 2: If either brand or letter is not found, discard the tool. Also discard the tool if it is mushroomed, spalled or chipped.

NOTE 3: Redressing of grade B tools is allowed. Redressing is allowed on non-grade B steel hand punches and chisels manufactured by Snap-On, Proto, S & K, Ajax, Mayhew and Williams only.

NOTE 4: Redress tools frequently to reduce the amount of flow on the struck end of the tool.

NOTE 5: Redress tool with a hand file only, unless you are qualified to redress tools with a properly equipped bench grinder.

NOTE 6: Qualified: means approved by a certified instructor upon completion ofATD LINES "Redressing of Hand Tools" course.

S-7.3 Precautions During Use

When using tools such as knives, chisels, and screwdrivers, direct sharp edges away from your body or hands.

S-7.3.1 Swinging Tools

Warn other personnel to keep clear when using swinging tools (such as a spike maul, sledge, hook-aroon, ax, pick, brush hook, hand adze, etc.).

NOTE 1: Stand so that the point is away from your body if the tool unexpectedly flies to the side.

NOTE 2: Before using swinging tools, remove oil, grease and dirt from hands and handles.

S-7.4 Pry/Lining Bars

Never straddle, sit, or stand on a claw bar, lining bar, anchor wrench, or similar tool.

S-7.6 File Cleaning and Use

Use files with handles. Clean the file with a brush.

S-7.7 Correct Tool Use

Use tools only for what they are designed to do.

NOTE: If unsure about a tool’s correct use, contact supervisor.

S-8.0 Intermodal-Roadrailer-swivel-x/Automotive Facility Safety

ATD LINES and contract personnel are personally responsible for knowing and complying with the rules and regulations which apply to duties and related task functions;

NOTE 1: Contractor personnel are responsible for ensuring compliance.

NOTE 2: If in doubt as to the meaning or application of any rule or instruction, individuals should request an explanation from supervisor or manager.

NOTE 3: Regional Directors, Hub Managers, Office Personnel, Gate Personnel, Coordinators, and Yard Checkers are subject to the "Personnel Safety Rules".

NOTE 4: Lift equipment operators, groundmen, hostlers, and maintenance/repair personnel are subject to the Mechanical Safety Rules and Policies publication.

NOTE 5: TY&E personnel and contract switchers are subject to the "TY&E Safety Rules".

NOTE 6: "General Code of Operating Rules" could apply to any work group.

S-8.1 Core Intermodal-Roadrailer-Swivel/Automotive Facility Safety Rules

1. Establish proper track protection before performing work.

2. Vehicles must not STOP on, PARK on, or FOUL tracks, without proper protection.

3. Do not drive or park on lift equipment lanes, under lift equipment, or impede lift equipment movement.

4. Obey all posted safety signs, signals, and painted markings.

5. All vehicles must turn on headlights and use turn signals.

6. Never place any part of body in a pinch point position or walk between equipment being lifted.

NOTE: Removing IBC with container suspended: Never standing between containers, trailers, chassis, or area where hitch is to collapse.

7. Maintain three-point contact when getting on and off equipment.

S-8.2 Track Protection

ATD LINES RULES on track protection procedures used for personnel team protection in intermodal-roadrailer-swivel-x hub, "operations manual" identifies procedures for ATD LINES intermodal-roadrailer-swivel-x personnel and contractors.

NOTE 1: The intermodal-roadrailer-swivel-x ramp coordinator is responsible for ensuring that protection is provided for ramp personnel performing functions on or in the vicinity of intermodal-roadrailer-swivel-x tracks.

NOTE 2: Ramp Cordinator is resonsible for properly locking out any track(s) to be worked on, and for properly removing track protection.

REF: In accordance with the Intermodal-roadrailer-swivel-x Hubs Operations Track Protect Section.

S-8.3 Vehicles Within Intermodal-Roadrailer-swivel-x Facility

S-8.3.1 Vehicle Requirements

Required safety equipment on yard vehicles must be functioning and used when vehicle is operated on the facility.

NOTE !: Includes strobes or oscillating lights, headlights, tail lights, and brake lights, turn indicators, 6-36" safety cones and windshield wipers.

NOTE 2: Strobe light should be located on opposite corners of trucks at 360 degrees.

NOTE 3: Safety cones should be mounted appropriately (not obstructing the vew of the driver) on a post or stacked and secured inside the vehicle.

>P>NOTE 4: All yard pickup trucks, crew vans, trailer repair, tire repair and other vehicles permanently assigned to the facility must be equipped with chassis deflector bars.

REF: See ATD LINES Hub Operations Manual Policy Statement 1999-04B Chassis Deflectors.

S-8.3.2 Vehicle Operations

1. Stop for flares and flashing lights at crossings.

2. Yield to trains, yard equipment and pedestrians.

3. Cross only at designated crossings.

S-8.4 Check Point In-gate / Out-gate Procedures

All vehicles entering or departing through checkpoint must comply with the following procedures:

1. An area has been establish 35 feet from the inspection lane, and is declared the safe clearance zone between trucks and inspection lane.

NOTE: A three foot wide area is painted RED across each lane.

Exceptions 1: South Seattle, Billings, Shelby, Dilworth, "No safe zone required not manned".

Exception 2: St. Paul,Spokane, Portland, "15 feet from the inspection lane".

Exception 3: San Bernardino, "KIOSK out-gate 15 feet from the inspection lane".

Exception 4: Rancho East & West, "10 feet from the inspection lane".

2. Stop signs are posted at this area in each check lane and the ground stenciled with the word STOP "WHITE LINE" across the lane.

3. Mounted on the pole below the stop sign is a white sign with black lettering stating: "WAIT FOR SIGNAL TO MOVE FORWARD".

4. Cones with a height of 48 inches will be placed in the middle of each check lane and removed only by the inspector that signals a vehicle to pull forward.

NOTE 1: When the vehicle is stopped the inspector will replace the cone back into the middle of the check lane.

NOTE 2: This procedure is repeated each time an inspection is to be performed.

5. The cone shall remain in the middle of a clear check lane until the inspector removes the cone and signals the vehicle to pull forward.

S-8.8 Mechanical Personnel Protection While Repairing Railcar on Inermodal-Roadrailer-Swivel-x Ramp Track

Personnel required to perform repair work under railcars on an intermodal-roadrailer-swivel-x ramp track while trailers, container/chassis are being loaded/unloaded, personnel must be governed blue signal rules, Hub Policies, and the following personnel protection procedures:

(1) Personnel working under railcar must ensure that all prescribed Blue Signal Protection is in place.

(2) Personnel must notify the Hub Coordinator of the track number, railcar number and platforms affected.

(3) The Hub Coordinator will advise the ramp loading/unloading crews of the railcars and platforms to be protected while personnel are working.

(4) Personnel will install barricades and flashing amber lights on the crane path, or 25 feet from the railcar at the ends of the platforms which fall within the "Work Zone" (The "work zone" will include the car number where the work is being performed plus one additional car number on either side).

NOTE 1: The barricade and flashing amber light are awareness devices for the protection of personnel.

REF: Read "Hub Operations Manual Policy Statement 2003-01A"

(5) The barricades and flashing amber lights must not be installed until all trailers; container/chassis are removed from the railcars in the work zone.

(6) After repairs are completed, personnel will remove the barricades and flashing amber lights and notify the Hub Coordinator they are done and in the clear.

NOTE 1: After the barricades and flashing amber lights are installed, the ramp loading personnel will adhere to the following rules:

(1) No equipment (trucks, trailers, container/chassis, or lift equipment) can enter into the "Work Zone" while the "barricades and flashing amber lights are in place.

(2) On the tracks with two sides, equipment can be spotted to the opposite side of the railcar from the "Work Zone".

(3) Normal loading activities may continue on all other railcars in the same track or adjacent tracks.

S-9.0 Ladders, Platforms, Scaffolds, and Aerial Baskets

S-9.1 Inspection

Before using a ladder, scaffold, platform, or elevated board, inspect it to make sure it is securely placed and capable of supporting a load.

NOTE 1: Do not use cross-grained or knotty lumber in any part of the device.

NOTE 2: Before using ladders, inspect them for:

1.Broken, cracked, or missing steps, rungs, or cleats.

2. Broken side rails.

2. Other defects.

NOTE a: Never use a defective ladder.

NOTE b: Tag and mark it for repair or replacement.

NOTE c: Do not paint wooden ladders or splice side rails.

S-9.2 Storage

Store ladders where they will not be exposed to the weather.

Exception: vehicle-carried ladders.

S-9.3 Stage Boards

When using stage boards not securely fastened to the supports, do not let them extend more than 6 inches beyond the last support.

NOTE: Use stage boards equipped with end stops or drop pins to keep them in

place on the supports.

S-9.4 Safety Feet

Use only portable straight ladders equipped with grippers, cleats, or non-slip safety feet suitable to the surface on which the ladder is placed.

S-9.5 Ladder and Scaffold Placement

Place a straight ladder so that the distance from the base of the ladder to the vertical plane of the support is approximately 1/4 the ladder length between the supports and ladder base.

NOTE 1: Setting ladders or portable scaffolds:

1. Extend the ladder side rails at least 3 feet above the surface you will be stepping onto.

2. Place the legs on firm footing and secure them against movement.

3. Do not lean legs against an unstable object.

4. Do not place legs on boxes, barrels, or blocks for additional height.

5. Secure the ladder or scaffold in position if it could move.

6. Do not use ladders in a horizontal position as runways or scaffolds.

7. Secure ladders used near a door, aisle, pathway, or roadway, or have a co-worker guard the ladder base.

NOTE 2: When using a ladder within the swing of a door, secure the door or have employee guard the ladder base.

S-9.6 Ladders for Electrical Work

Do not use metal ladders or scaffolds while working on energized electrical circuits.

NOTE: Use approved fiberglass or other type of approved nonconductive ladders.

S-9.7 Instructions for Climbing

When climbing:

1. Always face ladders or scaffolding.

2. Do not stand higher than the manufacturer’s specifications dictate.

3. Have only one person on a ladder at a time.

4. Do not jump or slide from a ladder, scaffold, platform, or other elevated position.

5. Do not move laterally from one ladder to another.

6. Never overreach or attempt to "walk" a ladder.

7. Keep the center of your body within the outside rails of the ladder.

S-9.7.1 Climbing with Tools or Materials

Do not climb ladders with tools or materials in your hands; use a hand line.

NOTE: Position tools or materials on a scaffold or platform where they will not fall or be knocked off.

S-9.8 Performing Work

Do not work under a ladder.

S-9.9 Extension Ladders

Use only approved extension ladders, and use them as follows:

1. Carefully raise them so that the top of the ladder safely overlaps the support by 3 feet minimum.

2. Make sure guides and hooks are properly engaged.

3. Do not splice short ladders together to make a longer one.

S-9.10 Step Ladders

Follow these instructions when using step ladders:

1. Use only a fully open step ladder with spreaders properly set.

2. Do not use step ladders taller than 10 feet unless another personnel holds and steadies the ladder.

S-9.11 Construction Scaffolding

Use only scaffolds and suspended platforms constructed and maintained according to departmental instructions.

NOTE: Do not stand on the handrails of any scaffold or platform to gain additional height.

S-9.11.1 Sectional Metal Scaffolds

Erect sectional metal scaffolding according to the manufacturer’s instructions and adequately brace.

NOTE: Maintain outriggers in good working condition and protect from damage.

S-9.12 Non-Powered Mobile Scaffolding

When using non-powered mobile scaffolding:

1. Do not ride rolling scaffolds.

2. Secure or remove all material and equipment from the platform before moving the scaffold.

3. Apply caster or wheel brakes at all times when a scaffold is stationary.

4. Do not try to move the scaffold without help.

5. Watch out for holes in the floor and for overhead obstructions when moving the scaffold.

6. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for adjusting screws.

S-9.13 Aerial Work Platforms

When working from aerial platforms, including scissor lifts and boom-mounted baskets or buckets:

1. Check pathway and overhead for obstructions before moving the platform.

2. Always stand firmly on the floor and do not sit or climb on the edge of the platform or use planks, ladders or other objects to increase reach.

3. Do not exceed the manufacturer’s rated safe load.

4. Maintain a safe distance from high-voltage power sources.

5. Do not modify the equipment without prior written approval from the manufacturer.

S-9.13.1 Scissor Lifts

When working from a scissor lift:

1. Platform must be equipped with a guardrail and toe-boards. Guardrails must be completely installed, in good condition and with gates fastened.

2. Never climb or stand on toe-boards or guardrails. Never hang outside the guardrails.

3. If required by local or state law, a safety belt or harness must be worn that meets the same requirements as stated below in S-9.13.2.

NOTE: Safety belts may only be used for fall restraint in scissor lifts.

4. Personnel using fall protection or restraint equipment must attend appropriate training.

NOTE: When working from elevated platforms or scissor lifts, use only elevated platforms or scissor lifts equipped with a guardrail and toe-boards.

S-9.13.2 Boom-Mounted Baskets or Buckets

When working from a boom-mounted basket or bucket:

1. A safety belt or harness equipped with a lanyard that restrains personnel within the platform must be worn to prevent personnel from being ejected out of the platform.

2. The lanyard must be secured to an anchor point designed and designated by the

manufacturer for this use.

3. Do not attach the lanyard to a pole, piece of equipment, or any other structure.

4. Do not allow the platform to rest on or against any structure or equipment while working from the platform.

5. Do not climb in or out of an elevated basket or bucket, unless it is equipped with a door or a gate and the lift is positioned to provide safe access.

6. On equipment designed primarily as personnel carriers, use only equipment with upper and lower platform controls where the lower controls can override the upper controls.

7. Personnel using fall protection or restraint equipment must attend appropriate training.

S-10.0 Locomotive and Railcar

S-10.1 Raising Equipment

When raising equipment:

1. Block the wheels before raising the end of the equipment.

2. Do not place any part of body under or directly alongside the equipment at any time during jacking/lifting process unless the equipment is:

(a) Supported by approved stands or blocking.

(b) Equipment has been lowered back onto the trucks with proper blocking from truck to car body.

(c) Jacks are returned to their lowered position.

3. Stands must be certified and stenciled with rated capacity.

4. Use the proper tongs to remove or position center pins on the cars.

4. Use cushioning material between the jack and equipment to prevent slipping.

NOTE 1: Wood cushioning material must not exceed 1 inch in thickness.

NOTE 2: Do not allow metal-to-metal contact.

S-10.1.1 Safe Jack Use

When jacking an engine, car, or other heavy equipment, make sure to use a jack with the proper capacity and level.

NOTE: Jacks should be stenciled with the proper load rating.

S-10.2 Moving and Spotting Locomotives Within Mechanical Limits

S-10.2.1 Moving

When moving locomotives within mechanical limits:

1. Visually inspect the locomotive or consist before moving it.

2. Ensure that adequate main reservoir pressure exists and brakes are operable.

3. Remove blue signal protection on the locomotive or consist to be repositioned.

4. Make sure all personnel are clear of movement.

5. Release the hand brake and wheel blocks on the locomotive to be repositioned.

NOTE: Increasing or decreasing the number of units, the operator must be certain that the units left unattended have enough hand brakes applied to prevent movement.

6. Give and receive the proper signal before moving.

7. When moving, ring the engine bell continuously and have headlights on dim in the direction of movement.

Exception: Moving dead or non-MU locomotives, headlight and bell are not required.

NOTE: Personnel must protect the point of movement.

8. Sounding the whistle within mechanical limits is prohibited, unless in emergency or approaching roadway workers on or near the track.

9. Do not exceed 5 mph within shop facility or 1 mph on turntables.

S-10.2.2 Spotting

When spotting locomotives within a shop facility:

1. When the locomotive is in a new position, apply the independent brake, apply the hand brake on each locomotive, and place wheel blocks where applicable.

Exception: At mechanical facilities, when locomotives are protected by outbound derails on designated servicing tracks, apply a sufficient number of hand brakes to prevent undesired movement.

2. Remove the reverser lever from the control stand.

3. Place the generator field switch to OFF.

4. Reestablish blue signal protection.

S-10.3 Working On or Near Engines

S-10.3.1 Applying Warning Signs and Tags

Use the locomotive lock-out/tag-out procedure as listed below whenever stored energy could be released unexpectedly:

1. Prevent the diesel engine from turning over or to de-energize electrical circuits.

2. Leave the battery switch in and disable the starting circuit while working on the locomotive.

3. Work on an electrical circuit protected by a circuit breaker.

4. To adjust brakes or work on running gear.

NOTE 1: Never remove a tag placed on a locomotive by another individual.

NOTE 2: Apply a tag-out device only on a battery switch that is open.

NOTE 3: Moveable side of the battery switch does not have battery voltage across it when the switch is open.

S-10.3.2 Sounding Alarm Bell

Before starting the engine:

1. If the engine is equipped with a starting alarm bell, sound the bell.

2. Determine that all employees are clear of moving parts.

S-10.3.3 Avoid Hazards While Working

When working on or near engines:

1. Do not put your face or hands near the main generator or any high-voltage equipment while it is working under load.

2. Avoid open flames in the engine room unless duties require.

3. Do not pull fuses while they are under load.

4. Shut down the engine to inspect the fan and radiator compartment.

5. Do not open the ground relay protective knife when the ground relay is tripping.

6. Mark and barricade the doors in a locomotive to prevent unauthorized personnel from entering the cab when the cab floor is removed.

7. Carefully remove the radiator cap on a hot engine following the manufacturer’s instructions.

S-10.3.4 Working on Air Brake Rigging

Ensure that wheels are choked before working on air brake rigging.

For equipment with air brake truck cutouts:

1. Cut out the air brakes at the truck cutout before working on the air brake rigging of engines, cars, or other equipment.

For equipment without air brake truck cutouts:

1. With air in the brake pipe, close the angle cocks at both ends of the equipment and close the branch pipe cutout and drain the reservoirs before working on rail cars and other equipment.

2. With the brake pipe vented to atmosphere and no air charge in the brake pipe, drain the reservoirs before working on rail cars and other equipment.

NOTE: After repairs are completed, open all angle cocks and cutout cocks to render the brake system operational.

S-10.4 Rotating Crankshaft

To rotate a diesel engine crankshaft with a turning bar, engine turning jack, or other device:

1. Stay clear of all pinch points before rotating the crankshaft.

2. Move the fuel transfer pump switch to OFF.

3. Remove the starting fuse, or block open the starting contactors, and open the cylinder test valves two or three turns.

4. Warn others on the locomotive before cranking the engine.

S-10.5 Locomotive Inspections, Tests and Maintenance

S-10.5.1 Inspection and Maintenance

A. Main Generator and Power Circuits

While working on or inspecting the main generator or power circuits on locomotives:

1. Move the generator field switch to OFF.

2. Place the isolation switch in ISOLATE.

3. Isolate the power plant from the control on multiple-unit engines.

B. Traction Motors on Diesel Engines

When inspecting a traction motor:

1. Shut down the diesel engine.

2. Move the generator field switch to OFF.

3. Close the throttle.

4. Remove the detachable reverser handle.

5. Set the air brakes.

6. Place a "Do Not Start" tag on the engine prime/start switch.

NOTE: At other than established inspection or shop locations, carry the reverser handle while making the inspection and tag the control stand "Out of Service."

C. Repairing Switches, Contactors, or Relays

Before repairing switches, contactors, or relays on diesel engines, shut down the engine and open the control switch and main battery switch.

NOTE: Before repairing switches, contactor relays, or related electrical apparatus:

1. Shut off all power.

2. Use a volt meter to insure that all currents have been disconnected.

S-10.5.2 Preparing for Test

A. Testing Diesel Unit

When testing a diesel unit with the engine running or shut down, or when testing a unit connected to other engines that are running:

1. Do not advance the throttle from idle until the air brakes and the full independent brake are applied and:

a. All brake cylinders are cut in.

b. Wheels are chocked with the hand brake set.

2. Move the generator field switch to OFF.

3. Center the reverser lever.

B. Horsepower Load Testing and Self-Testing

When horsepower load testing the locomotive:

1. Disconnect all MU cables to isolate the locomotive from the remaining consist.

2. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for performing self-tests.

C. Stall Testing

When stall testing the locomotive:

1. Disconnect all MU cables to isolate the locomotive from any other locomotives.

2. Do not advance the throttle from idle until the air brakes and full independent brake are applied and all brake cylinders are cut in.

3. Do not advance the throttle past notch ONE.

NOTE: Do not allow unit to move.

D. Dynamic Brake Testing

When dynamic brake testing the locomotive, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for dynamic brake testing.

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