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Click here for information regarding Cold Weather Safetey

Click here for LIRR Winter Storm Safety

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30-30 Rule- When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

  • If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning.  Lightning can strike as far away as 10 miles from the area where it is raining.
  • If you can see lightning flashes, count the seconds after a flash until you hear thunder.  If that time is 30 seconds or less, the storm is within 6 miles and is dangerous.  Seek shelter immediately.
  • Wait at least 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder before leaving shelter.
  • Don't be fooled by sunshine or blue sky!  Lightning is more likely to come from the back edge of a thundercloud than from the front edge.

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.

RWP, Call Before Dig, Markouts

Driving safely- slow down, back safety

Worry sessions- keeping your mind "on the job"

Safe tool use

Back safety and stretching

TITO- Take it in, take it out

Maintaining High Safety Levels

Protect Your Back

Avoid Being Struck By

Truck Inspections

From the LIRR Fire Marshal

Tie Fire Awareness- courtesy of the LIRR

LIRR Fire Marshal- Carbon Monoxide- Detection and Prevention

For other links of intrest see below.

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.

New York Red Cross- Link

Ready NYC- Emegency Preparedness.

Ready NYC emergency preparedness link

Click here for LIRR Fire Marshal notice "Daylights Savings- Smoke Detectors".

For other safety topics click here.

Safety related websites:

Federal Railway Administration

New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health

New York State Public Employee Safety & Health

National Transportation Safety Board

Occupational Safety & Health Adminestration

Operation Lifesaver - Railroad crossing safety for kids.