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Training and Education

CSX provides specialized safety training for customers and short-line partners, and emergency planning assistance and training to local fire, police and emergency response personnel.

DOT Training

The US DOT defines who in an organization is a "Hazmat Employee" and must receive training at least every three years, or when assigned to a new position. See training and certification requirements (PDF)

Rail Safety Guidebooks for Customers

The CSX Customer Rail Safety Guidebooks contain information that can help customers handle and secure rail equipment at their facilities safely, and maintain industry-owned track to safe standards.
Customer Rail Safety Guidebook (PDF)
Customer Rail Safety Guidebook with Car Handling Guidelines (PDF)

Customer Safety Videos

Safety is a way of life at CSX, and the safety and well being of our employees and customers is our top priority. The Customer Safety videos below help promote the value of being committed to what really matters — safety and our customers. The videos provide examples of procedures for our customers to learn how to manage seasonal railroad hazards that affect the safety of all of our employees. These hazards can often interfere with our ability to provide consistent service to our customers especially during winter months. Be sure to view the video appropriate for your geographic area. 

Summer Customer Safety (WMV)

Winter Customer Safety (MP4)

Emergency Responder Training and Materials

CSX offers free training materials and emergency planning information to emergency responders. Our video and workbook training programs provide advanced information for anyone who may respond to a rail incident. Learn more about training and materials for emergency responders.

CSX hosts a free online training program at CSXSAFE.com to educate emergency personnel on how to safely respond to incidents on and around railroad property and equipment.