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Posted: 01 June 2010
I hope our Old NS employees are still doing well at your company with
the exception of Tony I heard he kinda left you before he could do what
he promised. As you can read below we have done it again. Maybe if you
have time come by for our little party. Should you need any help please
Running with the Winning Horse.
Norfolk Southern wins 21st consecutive gold E.H. Harriman Award for
Rail Industry Honors Annual Safety Achievements at E.H. Harriman
2009 Was Safest Year On Record for Railroads and their Employees
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18, 2010 – America’s railroads today honored the
industry’s safety achievements and celebrated railroads with the best
employee safety records at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards. According
to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), 2009 was the safest
year ever for railroads, with significant milestones achieved across
the board in reduced train accidents, employee casualties and grade
Harriman Awards 2010
FRA Associate Administrator for Railroad Safety and Chief Safety
Officer Jo Strang presents the 2009 E.H. Harriman Award to Norfolk
Southern CEO Wick Moorman. This is the 21st year in a row that Norfolk
Southern has won top safety honors among the nation’s major railroads.
The awards are selected by a committee on the basis of the lowest
casualty rates per 200,000 employee-hours worked.
Harriman Awards 2010
The nation’s railroads honored the industry’s safety achievements and
celebrated the railroads with the best employee safety records May 18,
at the annual E.H. Harriman Awards in Washington, D.C. These Norfolk
Southern employees represent the railroad’s 28,000 employees who earned
the 2009 gold medal for safety. 2009 was the safest year ever for
railroads, according to the AAR.
Harriman Awards 2010
Norfolk Southern CEO Wick Moorman, left, displays Norfolk Southern’s
21st consecutive E.H. Harriman Gold Medal award for employee safety.
John Sobotka, a locomotive engineer from Dover, N.J., and Norfolk
Southern�s Harold F. Hammond Award nominee, displays his
commendation for safety leadership at his worksite and in his
Compared with 2008, train accidents and accident rates were down 25
percent and 12 percent respectively in 2009. Employee casualties and
casualty rates were down 12 and 2 percent respectively last year
compared with 2008, while grade crossing collisions and collision rates
were down 21 percent and 9 percent respectively.
“It is the tremendous dedication and hard work of our employees that
makes rail the safest mode of transportation today,” said AAR President
and CEO Edward R. Hamberger. “Our industry continuously invests,
innovates, improves and implements systems and technology that make our
business ever safer.”
The 2009 E.H. Harriman Awards winners are as follows:
* In Group A, comprising line-haul railroads whose employees worked
15 million employee-hours or more, Norfolk Southern received the gold
award for the 21st year in a row. CSX Transportation won the silver
award and Union Pacific Railroad the bronze award.
* In Group B, line-haul railroads whose employees worked 4 to 15
million employee-hours, the gold award went to Kansas City Southern
Railway for the fourth year in a row. The silver award went to Metra,
the Chicago commuter railroad, while the bronze went to Canadian
National (U.S. Operations).
* Group C includes railroads whose employees worked between 250,000
and 4 million employee-hours. The gold award went to the Buffalo and
Pittsburgh Railroad, while the BNSF Suburban Operations took the silver
and the Paducah and Louisville Railway the bronze.
* In Group S&T, for switching and terminal companies with more than
250,000 employee hours, the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad took the gold,
while the silver award went to Gary Railway and the Birmingham Southern
Railroad received the bronze award.
Certificates of Commendation also were awarded to four railroads with
continuous gains in employee safety improvements over a three-year
period and showing the most improvement between 2008 and 2009.
Certificates went to Union Pacific Railroad (Group A), Metra (Group B),
BNSF Suburban Operations (Group C) and the New Orleans Public Belt
The Harriman Awards were established by the late Mrs. Mary W. Harriman
in memory of her husband, Edward H. Harriman, an American legend in
railroading. Today, the awards are administered by the E.H. Harriman
Memorial Awards Institute, with support from the Mary W. Harriman
Foundation. Harriman winners are selected by a committee of
representatives from the transportation field and are granted on the
basis of the lowest casualty rates per 200,000 employee-hours worked.
All data is documented by the Federal Railroad Administration.
Holly Arthur, firstname.lastname@example.org | 202-639-2344 | www.aar.org
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