CSX Employees Will Have to Buy Own Safety Gear

Beginning Aug. 1, CSX will no longer supply to its operating employees safety boots and high visibility safety gear.

Instead, employees will be responsible for purchasing that equipment from their own pocket.

The company will continue to supply safety gear to a small number of employees under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement.

Trains magazine reported that CSX issued a notice on Tuesday in which it stated that although management considers safety to be important it also views it as a shared responsibility between the company and its employees.

“CSX is committed to providing a safe work environment that supports and promotes the health and well-being of every employees through a wide range of safety trainings and programs,” the bulletin said. “At the same time, employees are expected to contribute to their personal safety by following work rules and by ensuring they arrive on the job prepared to work safely.”

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