BNSF strives to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers as we deliver products essential to our everyday lives, including hazardous materials. The following guidance documents are intended to help support customers, by providing some industry guidelines and reference material for shipping hazardous materials.
BNSF devotes extensive resources to move and deliver products safely. In this section you will find resource material to help prevent a hazardous materials non-accident release (NAR).
Non-Accidental Release (NAR) Reduction
Be informed. Knowing what to look for and understanding what may cause a hazardous material, non-accidental release can reduce the potential risk and allow for timely deliveries.
Understanding BNSF’s Intermodal rules and policies can help determine the best shipping method and container for your intermodal shipment. In this section you will find the tools and guidance document to help you make this determination.
Hazardous Materials – Prohibited and Accepted Intermodal Commodities
This user friendly tool allows you to search a UN Number or Product Specific Name to determine if the product is an accepted commodity to be transported by BNSF Railway in an Intermodal dry container or 20′ ISO Tank.
BNSF believes that every accident and injury is preventable. BNSF’s vision is to operate injury and accident free, and we work each day to make that vision a reality through our extensive safety programs, training and technology.
Responsible Care® Management System (RCMS)
RCMS is an integrated health, safety, security, and environmental management system based on the principles of responsible care and offers an integrated, structured approach to improve company performances in community awareness and emergency response; security; distribution; employee health and safety; pollution prevention; and process and product safety.
On an annual basis, BNSF Railway provides numerous railroad specific training opportunities to our local community emergency responders throughout our system. If you are a community responder, please check out our recently added COMMUNITY TRAINING opportunities.