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One of our MTA Safety Member Companies received an email from BNSF Railways recently notifying them that they had not filed a Safety Action Plan. The Telco had earlier applied for a permit from BNSF for a crossing, which more than likely precipitated the correspondence. The body of the email received is included below:
“After reviewing our database we found that your company does not have a Safety Action Plan uploaded for 2016. This is now required at BNSFcontractor.com. Please login to your account and complete a Safety Action Plan within the next seven days. Thanks so much.”
According to BNSF, the purpose of the Safety Action Plan (SAP) is to facilitate and organize employer and employee actions and be prepared in event of a workplace emergency. BNSF Railway CONTRACTORS ARE RQUIRED to complete a BNSF Railway Contractor Safety Action Plan. The Safety Action Plan Form is available for download at http://bnsfcontractor.com
The Telco along with MTA Safety Program Staff reviewed the SAP Form along with the Supplement to the BNSF Safety Management System document to determine what information and documentation is required. The Training and Policies that the MTA Safety Program have provided to member Companies does support the provisions of Training Programs & Regulatory Compliance (Section 6) of the BNSF Safety Action Plan.
The MTA feels it would be best if Telcos submit a standard response to requests such as these to eliminate confusion while providing an acceptable Plan. The MTA Safety Program extends an offer of assistance in completing a Safety Action Plan with BNSF or any other Entity that may request one from your Company. We are developing a matrix for the BNSF’s Safety Action Plan to help Companies respond in a standard manner.
The Telco above has uploaded its completed Safety Action Plan and is awaiting a response from BNSF; we’ll keep you posted.
If you have any questions or need any additional information or assistance regarding this, please do not hesitate to let us know.
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