Question 1:Can there be unscheduled assessments of any contractor's operations?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 2: Can a contractor's work be ordered to stop out of concern for safety and/or property damage?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 3: Does BNSF require that all on-site injuries be reported to the BNSF Project Representative?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 4: Is it permissible for BNSF Railway Engineering contractors to use a pocket knife while on-site?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 5: Are safety glasses with yellow lens tints acceptable to be worn on-site at BNSF Railway?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 6: Do all safety boots worn at BNSF Railway have to be 8 inch over the ankle, lace up, and meet applicable ASTM Standards?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 7: Workers need to receive training regarding personal protective equipment selection and use?

  • True
  • False

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 8: Who should you contact to obtain permission for a new or an additional entry / egress route to a right-of-way worksite?

  • Your Supervisor
  • BNSF Project Representative

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 9: Do you need to gain approval to park vehicles within 25 feet of the centerline of the track?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 10: When operating a vehicle, I do have to come to a complete stop at an internal BNSF maintenance crossing before I cross.

  • True
  • False

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 11: After going into emergency, it may take a train up to 1.5 miles to come to a stop.

  • False
  • True

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 12: Do Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) need to be maintained at your job-site when using and/or storing hazardous materials?

  • No
  • Yes

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 13: When line voltage is unknown, what is the proper distance that needs to be maintained for clearance from high voltage lines?

  • 40 Feet
  • 45 Feet
  • 50 Feet
  • 75 Feet

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 14: Which of the below-listed are potential work hazards with which that you need to be familiar?

  • Falls and Fires
  • Slips and Falls
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Fires, and Trains

(Please type A, B, C or D in the answer box)


Question 15: Is it the responsibility of BNSF Railway and all contractors to help protect the environment while working on-site?

  • No
  • Yes

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 16: Do you have to call the BNSF Railway Service Interruption Desk should a low-level hazard clean-up be needed?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 17: When working on a railroad bridge, do you need to have measures in-place to guard against falls from heights of less than 12, as well as greater than 12 feet?

  • No
  • Yes

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 18: In all cases, fall arrest equipment only needs to be inspected on a weekly basis?

  • False
  • True

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 19: Do the FRA Bridge Worker Safety Standards apply to buildings, signal cantilevers, or telecommunication towers?

  • No
  • Yes

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 20: Most confined space related fatalities are caused by atmospheric hazards?

  • False
  • True

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 21: Do BNSF Railway Engineering contractors who will be entering a permit-required confined space need to provide and use their own air monitoring and rescue equipment?

  • Yes
  • No

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 22: Extreme caution needs to be used when sloping excavations in right-of-way areas, as there is concern with affecting the integrity of the track structure in a negative way.

  • True
  • False

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 23: When specifically stated in the contract/agreement can a BNSF Railway Maintenance of Way Rules qualified contractor may be used to perform the duties of a flagman?

  • No
  • Yes

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 24: Contractors working with a BNSF Railway Engineering or a contractor qualified in the BNSF Railway Maintenance of Way Operating Rules flagman should record the method of on-track safety and limits of authority.

  • True
  • False

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 25: What is the work equipment spacing requirement when in the track travel mode?

  • 310 Feet
  • 250 Feet
  • 500 Feet
  • 300 Feet

(Please type A, B, C or D in the answer box)


Question 26: Hazardous Materials and Security Awareness training is of the utmost importance in our workplace environment, and is required by regulation.

  • True
  • False

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


Question 27: You are to have your highway vehicles (other than rentals) used in right-of-way areas registered through this website for safety reasons and place the registration confirmation on your dashboard.

  • True
  • False

(Please type A or B in the answer box)


WHEREAS, you and/or your company are obtaining this orientation and any of the materials provided for certain of its employees who work on or about railroad equipment, and WHEREAS, THE BURLINGTON NORTHERN AND SANTA FE RAILWAY COMPANY, hereinafter called "BNSF", is willing to provide this orientation and any of the materials provided, but only upon the following terms and conditions, NOW THEREFORE, it is agreed as follows: In consideration of this orientation and any of the materials provided to the employee and management of your company or you as an individual for their internal use by you, hereby assume all risk of and agrees to indemnify and hold BNSF and the administrator of this site harmless from any personal injury to or death of its officers, agents and employees, and loss of or damage to property in its or their custody or possession, which shall in any manner arise from or be alleged to be due to in, in whole or in part, this orientation or materials provided to its employees by BNSF, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT SUCH INJURIES OR DAMAGES BE CAUSED BY OR CONTRIBUTED TO BY THE INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT OR GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF BNSF, ITS OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OR ANY THIRD PARTY. BNSF is hereby released and forever discharged, as well as its subsidiary and affiliated companies, and the officers, agents, and employees of said companies, from all claims, liabilities, and costs of every kind by reason of any such injury to or death of persons and loss of or damage to property. This Release shall be binding upon the submission of this document .
I understand that by submitting my name and, as applicable, the names of the other individuals who have completed this orientation section, I am indicating that (I), these personnel have actually completed this section of the orientation and understand this document. I am an employee and/or officer of the corporation named above, who is duly authorized and fully empowered by said corporation to execute the same on its behalf or myself as an individual.

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Last Revised July 30, 2013