Safety Requirements for Contractors

To bid on many of the CREATE Projects, contractors must adhere to minimum safety requirements. Please see below for minimum safety requirements from the railroads that hire contractors for CREATE work.

Code of Federal Regulations Railroad Workplace Safety (Title 49 Part 214)

Amtrak Contractor Orientation (PDF) 

BNSF Railway Contractor Orientation

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago – Contractor/Consultant Safety Orientation Policy (PDF)

Canadian Pacific – Minimum Safety Requirements for Contractors Working on Railway Property (PDF)

CSX Public Project Information for Construction and Improvement Projects That May Involve the Railroad

METRA Contractor Safety Orientation (PDF)

UP Community Safety

Norfolk Southern Operating Guidelines for Contractors (PDF)

Norfolk Southern Public Projects Manual

Safety Courses

Note: not all railroads use all courses; please ensure you are using the proper course for the railroad you are working for.

Contractor Orientation Railroad Courses and Contractor Safety Website

Security and Safety Initiative of the Class 1 Railroads