Note: This is a 4 hour class to be repeated (AM & PM). It will be held at Norfolk Southern's Red Gate Facility.
In April 2016, Norfolk Southern dedicated their new safety train. This train, including locomotive, two box car classrooms, four tank cars, and two specially equipped flat cars were designed to provide in-depth hands-on training to responders who may find themselves involved with railroad incidents.
The Safety Train will be in Norfolk, Virginia during the week of September 13. For those attending the Virginia Hazardous Materials Conference, Norfolk Southern will be hosting two special training sessions. The four-hour training sessions will focus on responder safety while working on railroad property, rail shipping documents, rail equipment identification, rail tank cars, and locomotive fires. The session will conclude with hands-on practical activities involving the repair of leaking valves and fittings.
Responders are requested to bring hard hats, safety glasses, leather work gloves, and steel-toe safety footwear.
Presenter: Paul Williams, Regional Manager – Hazardous Materials, Norfolk Southern Corporation.