man engaged in the work, men watching the work, or
When a drop-bottom door with wind type lock is closed,
men near the work.
the following precautions will be observed:
Men on the other side of the car must
be clear of the door.
Brazing with coke or gas.
The flange or angle on the side of the
car is grasped to keep from losing balance.
Breaking or cutting concrete, stone,
One foot is placed on the corrugated
portion of the push or locking casting (of door). The
Using a handle tool to break or loosen
other foot must be firmly placed to avoid slipping.
frozen material (ground, gravel, cinder, ballast, coal, or
The door should be pushed with the
foot until it is engaged in the first notch of the lock.
Using or dressing the grinding wheel.
A bar should be used to engage a
door in the second notch or closed position. The bar
handling molten metal.
must be carefully placed, and the body must be braced
to avoid falling if the bar slips.
While car doors are being opened or closed,
fingers will be kept clear of the edge of the jamb of the
door, the casting, or the rail on which the door travels.
The body will be kept clear of the door opening.
(10) Scaling, scraping, or sandblasting.
Personnel must stand outside the gate and
take a secure hold on the grab iron before unlatching
(11) Striking metal against
and lowering the end gate on a gondola car.
holding metal to be struck with metal.
Until it is known that the tension of the
(12) Performing other work hazardous to
friction draft gear has been released, personnel must
the eye (to be determined by the supervisor).
keep in the clear and warn others to keep in the clear of
(13) Chipping iron, steel, or other metals.
Attempting to remove a brake cylinder head
or piston without having the piston rod sleeve clamped
to prevent the spring from suddenly dislodging the head
when a metal pot is used.
(16) Cutting or backing out rivets.
Hands and fingers should be kept out of
Journal boxes. A packing hook or tongs should be used
to adjust a brass or a wedge.
Repairing air or steam heat lines, while the
line is under pressure, is prohibited.
(19) Working with acids, lye, babbitt, solder, or other
When engaged in inside work on a car
about to be shifted, proper precautions must be taken to
Objections about using goggles because
avoid injury from the sudden starting or stopping of the
they fog up, get dirty, or cause headaches can be
car. (The supervisor must notify the workmen when a
largely overcome by following a few commonsense
shift is about to be made. )
rules for keeping goggles clean and for proper fit.
Rules for keeping goggles clean.
Walking or standing on a passenger car
(a) Goggles should be held by the
seat is prohibited. m. Jumping from the roof of a
frame to avoid touching the lenses.
closed car to open the car, or jumping from the top of a
car to a car on another track, is prohibited.
Goggles should be protected
when not in use.
Guiding the center pin with the hands when
a car is being lowered on trucks is prohibited.
(c) Goggles should be washed with
soap and water occasionally.
21-14. Eye Protection
Prescribed goggles, properly fitted, will be
worn by personnel engaged in the work listed below.
To prevent headaches, the
Personnel near enough to these operations to be
fit properly and be clean.
exposed to their hazards must also wear prescribed
goggles. This is an inviolable rule, no matter how brief
the job. One exposure is enough to blind a man-the