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NS honors chemical customers for safe rail-shipping practices


Norfolk Southern Railway yesterday recognized 58 chemical shippers who earned the company's 2019 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for safely handling products regulated as hazardous materials.

The companies safely shipped at least 1,000 carloads — and a combined total of more than 284,000 carloads — over the Class I's rail network without a single incident in 2019, NS officials said in a press release.

"We greatly appreciate our customers' shared commitment to safety as we work together to deliver the goods that are essential to households and businesses across America," said NS Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer James Squires. "As we navigate the challenges posed by COVID-19, it is more important than ever that we maintain our focus on protecting the health and safety of our families and communities."

Established in 1995, the Chemical Safety Award is part of a long-standing initiative at NS to promote safe rail-shipping practices. As a voluntary participant in the American Chemistry Council's Responsible Care® Partner Program since 1996, NS observes strict standards to identify, reduce and manage safety risks in chemical transport, company officials said.

To view the list of the Chemical Safety Award winners, click here.

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