Author: Norfolk Southern Corporate Communications Department

Using the 5S methodology, the team at Norfolk Southern’s (NS) Juniata Locomotive Shop in Altoona, Pa., began to analyze and catalogue the 70-acre facility. (NS Photograph)

NS Deploying 5S Methodology to Advance Safety, Efficiency

5S methodology has helped some of the world’s leading industrial companies improve safety, streamline assets, and increase productivity. The 5S approach, which translated from Japanese, stands for Sort, Set in Order, Standardize, Shine, Sustain. It is designed to help maintain a safe, clean, efficient, and orderly workplace. Now, Norfolk Southern (NS) is bringing those principles to facilities across our network.

Chemicals Marketing Group doing an in-class session on “Safety Fundamentals” of railroad operations.

A Focus on Safety: From the Ballast Line to Our Customers

Every day, Norfolk Southern railroaders evaluate and make decisions with a focus on becoming a safer, more reliable, and more efficient operation. Whether we are out on the track, at one of our facilities across our 22-state network, or visiting a customer’s operation, safety is always first.

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Revving It Up in the Motor City

Rail is critical to transporting our nation’s automotive supply chain. As the largest originating shipper of light vehicles in America, Norfolk Southern (NS) is preparing for sustained growth in electric vehicle (EV)

Norfolk Southern colleagues at the Greater Women’s Business Council’s Top Corporation Awards Luncheon.

NS: Expanding Opportunity Through Our Supplier Diversity Program

Our supply base includes hundreds of small and diverse firms that provide a wide variety of products and services, such as engineering services, mechanical services, information technology, office furniture, construction, promotional items, and transportation services. We partner with such firms who are committed to providing new technology, innovation, and competitively priced, high-quality products and services.

NS: Serving Customers and the Nation’s Economy

Editor’s Note: The following story was posted on the BizNS area of the Norfolk Southern website. It is shared here in its entirety, with permission. We think it presents a useful example of what the rail industry is doing to protect the employees who keep the trains moving from the COVID-19 pandemic. — William C. Vantuono