Our approach to transporting hazardous materials safely is to prevent incidents with state-of-the-art safety programs, mitigate their effect with safer tank cars, and respond with our public partners in the most effective way possible to avoid injury and environmental damage.
Safety is at the heart of our culture; our people are partners in reducing risk every day. Employees are trained in a comprehensive set of safety practices and rules based on BNSF-specific initiatives, federal requirements and industry recommendations.
* Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Transport Security Administration (TSA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Together with our industry partners, we have been longtime proponents of ensuring all commodities, including crude oil and ethanol, are moved in railcars built to stringent safety standards.
We are committed to providing first responders with information on crude shipments as requested.
Local emergency responders trained by BNSF last year.
The number of times since 1998 that BNSF earned a national award for helping communities prepare for and respond to possible incidents involving hazardous material transport.
Locations across the BNSF rail network where more than 160 trained hazmat responders and hazmat advisors are pre-positioned and supported by specialized response equipment.