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Norfolk Southern Rolls Out New Safety Train and Website to Educate First Responders

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In keeping with a strong tradition of safety, Norfolk Southern recently rolled out a new educational train and website to help first responders across its network respond to potential rail-related incidents.

The train and website are part of Norfolk Southern’s Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program. OAR was launched in 2015 to cultivate and strengthen relationships with local first responders by providing classroom, web-based, and field training on hazardous materials transportation, as well as information about rail operations.

Norfolk Southern Rolls Out New Safety Train and Website to Educate First Responders

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ALTOONA, Pa., April 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In keeping with a strong tradition of safety, Norfolk Southern today rolled out a new educational train and website to help first responders across its network respond to potential rail-related incidents.

The train and website are part of Norfolk Southern’s Operation Awareness & Response (OAR) program. OAR was launched in 2015 to cultivate and strengthen relationships with local first responders by providing classroom, web-based, and field training on hazardous materials transportation, as well as information about rail operations.

Sustainable Freight Transportation

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Intermodal freight – consumer goods that move in containers and trailers by more than one mode of transportation – has been one of Norfolk Southern’s fastest-growing market segments. That reflects a trend of shippers choosing rail over the highway as a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to move products to market.

Driving Safety Home at Norfolk Southern

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Safety is Norfolk Southern’s No. 1 priority, and employee engagement and training are ongoing to reinforce safe behaviors in railroad workplaces. In 2015, NS’ craft employees participated in risk factor workshops that focused on a simple technique to recognize risks and avoid risky behaviors, called “pause, process, and proceed.”

As part of the company’s “i am Coming Home” safety program, NS in April drove home that message in a video posted on a company website used daily by operations employees.

Norfolk Southern Awards Chemical Customers for Safe Rail-Shipping Practices

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Norfolk, Va., April 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- Norfolk Southern has awarded 60 chemical customers its Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for 2015. The companies safely transported on Norfolk Southern’s rail lines 224,660 carloads of chemical product that the federal government regulates as hazardous.

Connecting Customers and Communities with Green Transportation

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Norfolk Southern trains transport raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods to major consumer markets and communities across the U.S. Southeast, East, Northeast, and Midwest.

WellNS: A Norfolk Southern Prescription for Healthy Employees

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Norfolk Southern’s health and wellness program, WellNS, encourages employees to get regular medical screenings, become active, quit tobacco use, and make nutritious food choices.

WellNS benefits communities as well. PowerTrain, a popular WellNS “Get Active” program, offers employees a way to participate in healthy activities while benefitting health-related organizations and other community nonprofits. When 10 or more NS employees complete a PowerTrain event in support of qualifying groups and nonprofits, the company donates $1,000 on the team’s behalf to the organization.

The NS Green Machine: How Shippers Can Reduce Their Footprint

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Norfolk Southern offers an easy way for shippers to calculate how they can reduce supply-chain emissions by moving their goods by rail.

The company’s carbon footprint analyzer - the “Green Machine” - enables shippers to compare greenhouse gas emissions of intermodal and rail versus truck over specific routes. The calculator is accessible on Norfolk Southern’s corporate website.

Norfolk Southern: Living by the Thoroughbred Code

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The Thoroughbred Code of Ethics connects employees to Norfolk Southern’s core values and the corporate policies and procedures guiding business conduct. The code, which was updated in 2014, includes chapters on maintaining a safe work environment; providing support and respect at work; conducting business with integrity; ensuring financial integrity; safeguarding corporate assets and information; and representing the company with a unified voice.

Norfolk Southern Helps Capital Region Toys for Tots

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Take a virtual ride on the Capital Region Toys for Tots (TFT) train that rolled through New York on December 5-6, 2015. Norfolk Southern was proud to team up with TFT, the U.S. Marines and AMTRAK for this event.

Learn more about Norfolk Southern's CSR initiatives here.

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