Our approach to transporting hazardous materials safely is to prevent incidents with state-of-the-art technology and safety programs, mitigate their effect with safer tank cars, and respond with our public partners in the most effective way possible to avoid injury and environmental damage.
Rail is the safest way to transport hazardous materials over land - 99.9% of all hazmat shipments reach their destination without impact. Our safety vision is to operate free of accidents and injuries by preventing them through:
* Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the Transport Security Administration (TSA), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Together with our industry partners, we have been longtime proponents of ensuring all commodities are moved in railcars built to stringent safety standards.
While we have made significant progress in reducing the likelihood of a hazmat incident, we also ensure that BNSF and the communities we serve are prepared to respond if an incident occurs.
Local emergency responders trained by BNSF last year.
Locations across the BNSF rail network where more than 180 trained hazmat responders and advisors are pre-positioned and supported by specialized response equipment
Of all BNSF hazmat shipments reach their destination without a release caused by a train accident