This one-day course, presented by the Nebraska Grain and Feed Association, in cooperation with Southeast Community College Lincoln Campus, is designed as an introductory course into safely working around railroad tracks and equipment for those involved in rail loading activities.
Instructor: Joe Oswalt, OSHA / Rail Safety Trainer for Southeast Community College
Regulatory Agencies / Authority
An introduction to the different regulatory agencies that could be part of working in a rail yard to include the Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Pipeline Hazard Material Safety Administration and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration. This introduction will include how a facility could be subject to one or all of these agencies.
Basic Rail Safety
An introduction into elements needs to ensure employee are working safely in the railyard to include: 1) General Responsibilities 2) Proper Radio Rules 3) Safety On or Near Tracks 4) Blue Flag Protection 5) Switching Operations.
Rail Car Components
An Introduction to rail car components to include truck assemblies, draft gear and braking systems.
Rail Yard Components
An Introduction to rail yard components to include loop and ladder tracks, switches, other track components and track inspections.
Rail Car Mover (RCM) Operation and Inspection
An introduction to different types of rail movers to include Track Mobiles, Shuttle Wagons and Locomotives. Will include information on pre-inspections, switching procedures and securement.