ASLRRA says 2013 was a successful year from a safety standpoint for its member railroads. A total of 295 railroad members earned Jake Awards with Distinction for reaching the ultimate goal of achieving a 0.00 FSI for the entire year. An additional 28 railroads received Jake Awards for having an injury rate lower than the industry average of 2.42. To view a list of all safety award winners, click here.
Pacific Harbor Line received the award for the most hours of injury-free operation; and for maintaining the best safety rate, Union Railroad Company won for 500,000 or more man-hours worked; Pacific Harbor Line for 250,000 to 500,000 man-hours worked; Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad Co. for 150,000 to 250,000 man-hours worked; Ohio Central Railroad Company for 50,000 to 150,000 man-hours worked and Minnesota, Dakota & Western Railway Co. for less than 50,000 man-hours worked.
Safety Person of the Year was given to Ozzie España, Pacific Harbor Line; Safety Professional of the Year went to Thomas Leopold CSP of Anacostia Rail Holdings and
Most Improved Safety Record was awarded to Northern Plains Railroad, Inc.