The Historians' Corner
Every RUTLAND employee is duty-bound to BE CAREFUL- to follow the
rules established to protect persons and property.
There may have been times when all of us have taken a chance without misfortune following. But whatever the results, we have faded in our duty when rules are disregarded. Taking a chance never pays. So Play !t Safe. It is only common sense to do so and will avoid learning the importance of safety the hard way. Injuries are serious to their victims and loss and damage is costly both to the railroad and Its patrons.
RUTLAND employees handling cars, both in yards and in trains, should take great care to avoid damage to them or their contents by paying particular attention to shipments that are susceptible to it, such as perishable food products, paper, furniture, merchandise, cut stone and many other classes of freight.
The RUTLAND is a public servant. We are employed by our customers for they pay our wages and bills. They are entitled to our maximum effort to operate this railway safely at all times and places.
The Safety Program inaugurated the first of the year on the RUTLAND has shown gratifying results. So far in 1952, we have had only one, 3-day lost time accident, as compared with five at the same time last year.
The success of this program depends upon the determination of everyone to avoid injury to themselves and their fellow workers. By knowing the Safety Rules and applying them to our work, we can avoid the pain and loss
of pay that comes with personal injuries.
So let's all be alert to the vital importance of our obligations to the public, to fellow employees, to ourselves and to the RUTLAND by knowing the rules and observing them. Let's Play It Safe. Not usually, but ALWAYS.
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