Re: Poling Pockets

Gene <bierglaeser@...>

An OSHA rep could still have a heart attack even in the absence of jurisdiction. No representative of any federal agency should be denied his or her opportunity to have a heart attack if he or she feels so motivated. :)

Just kidding, of course. I can say from first-hand experience that heart attacks are not much fun.
Gene Green

--- In STMFC@..., Ted Schnepf <railsunl@...> wrote:

Hi Richard and List,

I think you meant to say the ICC in the time period of this
list. OSHA has never had any authority on class one and shortline
railroad property. ICC and currently FRA govern railroad safety.

I observed a car being poled in the 1980's, with a railroad tie as a pole.


You were justified in not being comfortable with it. It was a
hazardous procedure - I'm sure that doing it today would give any
OSHA representative a major coronary attack.

Richard Hendrickson
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