Hello SMART Members,


We are pleased you are receiving this E-newsletter from your Rail Safety Task Force.  The Task Force strives to identify and communicate best practices and techniques to improve situational awareness and keep situational awareness at its highest level.  Please distribute this email to everyone in your Local and be encouraged to stand up for safe work practices and work environments.  


Remember, the best way to correct an unsafe condition or practice is to Document and Report it. 






SMART Rail Safety Task Force



Recent tragedies in our Industry:



April 28th, 2015 - 1 Killed 1 Injured in Roswell New Mexico Train Accident


April 9th, 2015 - Conductor killed on the job near Saskatchewan


April 4th, 2015 - Conductor killed in Pine Bluff Arkansas


April 1st, 2015 - Carman killed on duty near Richmond, Virginia






Our fellow Railroaders killed in the Line of duty this year 2015:


  • Jesse T. Coburn III (48 years old)

  • Kye Garrett Stewart (35 years old)

  • Kevin Lee Eskew (54 years old)

  • Alexander T. Sassman (51 years old)

  • Glenn W. Steele (62 years old)