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Special Feature

SAFETY AND SERVICE AT 2014 EXPO

The 2014 Safety and Service Expo, held at the Georgia International Convention Center, featured 72 exhibits created by employees and some of Norfolk Southern’s key vendors. The employee booths showcased ways that work and resource groups systemwide are enhancing safety, improving service, and contributing to Norfolk Southern’s success. This BizNS special feature offers some of the highlights.

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Stepping toward WellNS

About 10,600 Norfolk Southern employees participate in the free Virgin Pulse Health Miles program. Mary Pitman, the railroad’s health promotions manager, is aiming for all 30,000.

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NSight gives shops a new tool

Mechanical shops across Norfolk Southern’s system are using a process called NSight to make their workplaces more efficient and effective.

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Big wheels at NS

The trucks in Norfolk Southern’s Engineering Department fleet can get beat up and dirty in a hurry. Here’s a look at two of the latest and greatest while still shiny and new.

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Tracking success at NS

The Safety and Service Expo was an excellent place for employees to pick up pointers on how to keep their Norfolk Southern career on track.

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High-tech training

Norfolk Southern’s conductor trainees can learn the fine points of switching railcars without leaving the classroom. The railroad’s Technical Training Center at McDonough, Ga., is making it possibile with new high-tech computer-simulated training.

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Connecting to sustainability

More than 400 employees signed up for Norfolk Southern’s “Connections Challenge” during the Safety and Service Expo. They received a reusable water bottle and joined a collective effort to expand NS’ sustainability efforts.

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Care to share a song

Being a good railroader doesn’t mean that you can carry a tune, and singing ability was not required to participate in the “safety karaoke” booth at the Safety and Service Expo.

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