Conductor - Switchman

01. PPE - Personal Protective Equipment
(Safety Glasses, Gloves, Lantern at night, Reflective Vest and Ear Plugs)

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02. Red Zone Being Announced.

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03. Crossings Protected When Shoving Ramp.

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04. Proper Radio Communication Being Used. (Specific direction and car counts given)

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05. Announcing movements when switching ramp tracks.

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06. Cars stationary when cuts are made.

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07. Getting on or off equipment only when movement has stopped.

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08. Check points on switches before and after throwing switches.

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09. Wearing proper attire.

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10. Railcars not being ridden while making a coupling.

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11. Shoving cars over crossing 50' before making cut.

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12. Observing speed limits. (Yard 15 mph/ Ramp 20 mph/ In Between Tracks 15 mph - STOP at all stop signs)

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13. Trucks being cleaned out and checking 1st aide kit as well as fire extinguisher.

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14. Shoving movements are properly protected.

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15. Equipment not fouling out tracks.

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16. Handbrakes applied in the Ramp tracks and support yard.(1 per cut in ramp and 2 in support yard)

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17. Proper use of Hand Signals.

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18. Brake test on Locomotive set & release.

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19. Employee are not to reach over knuckles.

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20. 100' Separation between cut of cars before entering red zone. (Adjust knuckles & crossover between cut)

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21. NO Cell Phone Usage while on duty. (Zero Tolerance)

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22. Must cross in front of standing equipment (20' or more).

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.