b. Locomotive Safety.
(1) Only authorized personnel shall be permitted in the engine room or cab of a
(2) The engine room, cab catwalks, steps and grab-irons shall be kept clear of debris
and free from oil, grease, and rags.
(3) When transporting equipment on locomotives, it shall be placed where it will not
create a hazard.
(4) Personnel shall not perform work on locomotive electrical equipment while
wearing rings, metal wristwatches, other jewelry or other metal articles.
(5) Personnel shall not put face or hands near main generator, or any high voltage
equipment while it is running.
(6) Do not open high voltage cabinet when generator is under load.
(7) Do not put hands near radiator shutters or any other equipment which engages
c. Pier Operations.
(1) A pier can be considered one long highway grade crossing. The crew shall be on
the constant lookout for parked or moving vehicles, walking or standing personnel and areas on
or near the track being used for purposes unrelated to the track operation.
(2) Due to the close clearances in many pier areas, the Installation Commander shall
consider all pier operations in determining speed limits.
(3) Due to the type of material stored and moved on piers, special attention shall be
paid to the method of securing cars for loading and unloading. Railcars shall not be coupled into
without proper authorization.
(4) Train crews shall be prepared at all times for rapid evacuation of the pier during
any emergency, for example, a fire.
d. Barricade Operations.
(1) No cars shall be moved in or out of a barricade without proper authorization.
(2) Train crews shall exercise extreme caution when moving railcars in or out of the
barricade since clearances and sight distances are often restricted.
(3) Due to close clearances in barricaded areas, the Installation Commander shall
consider all barricade operations in determining speed limits.
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