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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
RAIL DIVISION

 

DIVISION 335

RAILROAD CABOOSE AND LOCOMOTIVE

SANITATION FACILITY AND WATER STANDARDS

 

741-335-0010

Applicability of Rules

OAR 741-335-0020 through 741-335-0200 apply to each railroad operating locomotives and/or cabooses in this state.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); (Order No. 81-243), f. & ef. 4-8-81; RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-05007; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0020

Definitions

As used in OAR 741-335-0010 through 741-335-0200, unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) "Caboose" is any car or coach used on a railroad train to carry a train crew.

(2) "Locomotive" is any railroad vehicle used to propel a railroad train.

(3) "Safe Drinking Water" means water which meets the quality standards in OAR 333-061-0020.

(4) "Sanitary" means free from agents injurious to health.

(5) "Seat Riser" means that structural support extending from the floor to a toilet seat.

(6) "Terminal" means a system of tracks, the boundaries of which are set by a railroad, for the coupling and uncoupling of cars and/or where railroad employees report for or are relieved from duty.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); (Order No. 81-243), f. & ef. 4-8-81; RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0505; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0030

Application for Variances

Applications for variances from OAR 741-335-0010 through 741-335-0180 shall contain a photo and/or drawing of the facility for which the variance is requested and shall describe the measures to be followed in lieu of the applicable rule. Each application shall be accompanied by at least five copies.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); (Order No. 81-243), f. & ef. 4-8-81; RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0520; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0040

Exempt Equipment

Toilets are not required on cabooses used exclusively in yards or in transfer service where railroad provided and maintained stationary toilet facilities are available to railroad employees and notice of such facilities is provided to employees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); (Order No. 81-243), f. & ef. 4-8-81; RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0525; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0050

Caboose Sanitation Facilities

Each caboose which employees are required to occupy shall have a toilet in a toilet room. The enclosure of every toilet room shall be of solid construction from floor to ceiling with interior illumination, and have a solid door or a door with nontransparent windows. Doors to toilet rooms shall be latchable from the inside. The walls and ceilings in every toilet room shall be of suitable nonabsorbent material and have a light-colored water repellent finish at least equal to that of a good quality paint or varnish. The finish of the floor of every toilet room and side walls up to a height not less than 6 inches shall be smooth, cleanable and of a nonabsorbent material.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0530; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0070

Toilet Construction

All toilets on cabooses shall be constructed with a flush bowl so as to be easily cleaned and maintained in a sanitary condition, and shall be manufactured of a smooth finished material, impervious to moisture, with a hinged toilet seat and lid with a moisture-resistant finish. All toilets shall be maintained in a safe condition and properly secured.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0535; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0080

Toilet Room Ventilation

Toilet rooms on cabooses shall be ventilated. If not practical to ventilate by windows, ventilation shall be provided by some other means.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0537; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0090

Chemical Container Construction

No chemical container shall be installed in a toilet on cabooses unless it will prevent the waste treatment solution therein from splashing upon any portion of the body of the person using the facility during any movement likely to occur in usual train operation, including slack action.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0539; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0100

Incinerator Toilets

(1) Toilets that function by intense heat shall be installed and maintained to consume waste with the least amount of odor possible.

(2) Incinerator toilets shall be vented to the outside in such a manner that the crew working area is free of objectionable odor.

(3) Clear and concise instructions for use of incinerator toilets shall be provided.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0543; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0110

General Sanitary Maintenance of Toilets and Toilet Rooms

(1) Toilets and toilet rooms in all cabooses shall be maintained in a sanitary condition.

(2) The containers of chemical-type toilets shall be charged with sufficient treatment solution of adequate strength to function properly, and the contents shall be agitated as necessary when in service.

(3) The waste passages connecting the seat riser with the containers of chemical-type toilets shall be cleaned as necessary to maintain them in a sanitary condition.

(4) When the holding tanks of chemical-type toilets are more than two-thirds full, before a tour of duty, the contents shall be removed from cabooses and properly discharged in a sanitary manner.

(5) Self-contained sewage treatment facilities shall be maintained in proper working order.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0545; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98; RD 1-2006, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-06

 

741-335-0120

Toilet Room Supplies

An adequate supply of toilet paper with a convenient holder shall be supplied for each toilet. Crew packs adequately supplied with toilet paper are acceptable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0547; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0130

Drinking Water

(1) Sanitary drinking water facilities shall be provided and maintained on locomotives and cabooses in service so as to provide an adequate supply of safe drinking water.

(2) When ice is used for water cooling purposes, the containers shall be so arranged that the drinking water will not come in contact with the ice.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0550; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0140

Drinking Water Containers

(1) Drinking water shall be supplied in suitable sanitary containers conveniently located for the use of the employees, but shall not be located in separately enclosed toilet rooms.

(2) Each reusable drinking water container shall be constructed so as to be easily cleaned and disinfected and shall be made of impervious and noncorrodible materials.

(3) Either single service drinking cups or drinking fountains with sanitary angle heads shall be provided for the use of employees.

(4) With the exception of individual disposable containers, no drinking water containers from which water must be dipped or poured shall be used.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); (Order No. 81-243), f. & ef. 4-8-81; RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0552; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0160

Hand Cleaning Facilities

Facilities for cleaning of hands shall be provided on cabooses and locomotives in service at a location where the use thereof will not result in the contamination of the drinking water dispensing system. An adequate supply of hand soap or other hand cleaning agents shall be provided in appropriate dispensers or crew packs and shall be capable of removing oil-based substances. Individual disposable or launderable towels and waste receptacles for used towels shall be provided.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-05607; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0170

Placing Cabooses and Locomotives in Service

Locomotives and cabooses shall not be placed in service until all sanitation, water and hand cleaning standards have been met. A locomotive or caboose shall be considered in service once it is removed from the service track or is occupied by a member of the train crew.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0570; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-987; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0180

Caboose Defect and Repair Register

(1) An equipment defect and repair register shall be furnished and maintained on each caboose. The register shall consist of a card, paper or book with spaces to record the date and train upon which a defect occurs, the defect and the name of the person reporting the defect. Each railroad shall require inspection of this register at all locations where maintenance can be performed, listing on the register the date and place the defect is corrected and initials and last name of the person making the repair. The railroads shall provide reasonable regulations for use of the register, including a provision for maintaining in each caboose all entries reporting defects within the previous 90 day period.

(2) The equipment defect register may be used to report defects in equipment required by ORS Chapter 824 (fire extinguishers and rear-end markers) and sanitation regulations contained in OAR 741-335-0010 through 741-335-0160.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 823.011 & 824.068
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.068
Hist.: PUC 2-1981, f. & ef. 4-8-81 (Order No. 81-184); RS 2-1996, f. & cert. ef. 3-14-96; Renumbered from 860-044-0580; RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-20-98

 

741-335-0200

First Aid Kits

(1) Each locomotive and caboose shall carry a first aid kit as required under ORS 824.060 containing the following minimum first aid supplies:

(a) Gauze pads (small);

(b) Gauze pads (large);

(c) Adhesive bandages;

(d) Gauze bandage;

(e) Triangle bandage;

(f) Pair scissors;

(g) Soap solution or sealed moistened towelettes; and

(h) Pair of latex gloves.

(2) First aid kits required by another state will be acceptable if the contents are reasonably equivalent to those required by this rule.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619 & 823.011
Stats. Implemented: ORS 824.060
Hist.: RS 2-1998, f. & cert. ef 8-20-98

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