THE BELT RAILWAY COMPANY OF CHICAGO

Connecting Chicago since 1882

Safety

The following is a listing of BRC Safety Award Achievements since 1990:

 

1990 - Memorial Certificate- E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
1991 - Silver Medal - E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
1995 - Gold Medal - E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
1996 - Silver Medal- E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
1999 - Gold Medal- E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
1999 - Gold Safety Award- American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
2000 - Silver Medal- E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
2000 - Memorial Certificate- E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
2000 - Silver Safety Award-American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
2001 - Silver Medal- E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee
2001 - Gold Safety Award-American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association

Safety SignThe BRC has a strong safety foundation and history. The employees of the Belt continuously strive for zero incidents. For the eighth time since 1990 and for the third year in a row the employees of the BRC have been recognized by the E. H. Harriman Memorial Committee for excellence in Safety. Employees of the Belt received the Silver Medal in the Switching Terminal category for the second year in a row. Furthermore, for the third year in a row and for the second time in three years the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association presented BRC the Gold Medal for Safety excellence at it’s annual meeting. The most important element of these achievements is, fewer employees, people, human beings are experiencing pain and suffering.

At the BRC, safety is the culture. Over the last four years, the Belt has improved it’s infrastructure, removed old, outdated buildings, eliminated scrap and inventory not needed, updated the locomotive fleet, installed a new hump control system and provided new lighting in the East Classification Yard. Visitors to the Belt marvel at how clean and orderly the property is. A total of $40 million has been spent on these improvements; it is money spent on investing in the future, and certainly plays a major role in accident prevention.

The labor led BRC Safety Committee continues to drive the safety process at the Belt. This Committee is the main communication conduit between labor and management. Craft members work with their peers on a daily basis holding safety meetings or making sure unsafe conditions are corrected. Additionally, once every four months the Labor Management Safety Communications Committee (LMSCC) meet. The LMSCC is made up of union leadership, management and the FRA. This committee has been most successful in enhancing communications between all groups represented on the Committee.

Monthly Safety Updates:

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October, 2005

October, 2005

 

 

August, 2006

 

 

April, 2007

   

 


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