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Operation Lifesaver Inc.

Operation Lifesaver Inc. Our mission is to help people avoid being hurt or killed on railroad property. http://www.oli.org an http://www.oli.org and http://www.SeeTracksThinkTrain.org

Don’t take shortcuts with your life! Always make safe choices around railroad tracks and trains.
02/05/2023

Don’t take shortcuts with your life! Always make safe choices around railroad tracks and trains.

02/04/2023
Brad's Story

Hear how a tragedy on the tracks changed Brad’s life forever. Stay off! Stay away! Stay safe!

Always stand back from the platform edge and behind the painted or raised markings.
02/03/2023

Always stand back from the platform edge and behind the painted or raised markings.

Shoutout to OLI Board Member Shayne Gill of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASH...
02/01/2023

Shoutout to OLI Board Member Shayne Gill of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) for inviting our ED Rachel Maleh to share the message at today's Council on Rail Transportation Winter Meeting. OLI Board Chair Jo Strang and OL of VT State Coordinator Toni Clithero also attended.

Truck drivers — know your truck size! Always make sure your vehicle will completely clear railroad tracks before crossin...
02/01/2023

Truck drivers — know your truck size! Always make sure your vehicle will completely clear railroad tracks before crossing.

You can help save lives. Follow us on social media and repost our content to share the  message with others! Educate you...
01/31/2023

You can help save lives. Follow us on social media and repost our content to share the message with others! Educate yourself on how to stay safe near railroad tracks and trains. Learn more at: https://bit.ly/359EfWg

01/30/2023
See Tracks? Think Train!

When it comes to the speed and strength of a train, it’s no contest. Always practice when approaching railroad crossings.

Have the kids in your life taken the  pledge? Help them pledge to make safe choices around tracks and trains: https://bi...
01/26/2023

Have the kids in your life taken the pledge? Help them pledge to make safe choices around tracks and trains: https://bit.ly/3Ii6q7w

01/24/2023
Shortcuts

Don’t take shortcuts with your life! Always practice when you’re around railroad tracks and trains.

Remember to always use caution near railroad tracks and trains. Stay alert and safe!
01/23/2023

Remember to always use caution near railroad tracks and trains. Stay alert and safe!

01/22/2023
Maurice's Story

Maurice Taylor, a veteran locomotive engineer, tells his story about a rail trespassing incident. Stay off, stay away, stay safe!

01/21/2023
Safety Tips for First Responders

First responders – whether responding to incidents or preventing them, always stay alert where the roadway crosses train tracks and follow these safety tips:
1. Always assume train tracks are active.
2. Think ahead. Anticipate your route and don’t get caught waiting for a train.
3. Approach with caution. Trains always have the right-of-way.
4. If a vehicle is stuck on the tracks, get everyone out immediately. Find the Blue and White ENS sign and report the incident.
Learn more at: https://bit.ly/2L6AWW4

Trains cannot stop quickly. Always stay alert around railroad tracks and trains.
01/19/2023

Trains cannot stop quickly. Always stay alert around railroad tracks and trains.

01/18/2023
Safety Do's & Don'ts

Remember these important safety Do's and Don'ts:
DO: Always expect a train.
DON’T: Walk on or beside railroad tracks.
DO: Wait to cross.
DON’T: Pass flashing lights or go around lowered gates.
Learn more at: https://bit.ly/3huR4yq

Whether it’s making the right choice around railroad tracks and trains or spreading the  message, the time is always rig...
01/16/2023

Whether it’s making the right choice around railroad tracks and trains or spreading the message, the time is always right to do what is right.

Commit to making safe choices around railroad tracks and trains. Take the  pledge today: https://bit.ly/3v8kJIh
01/15/2023

Commit to making safe choices around railroad tracks and trains. Take the pledge today: https://bit.ly/3v8kJIh

01/12/2023
Low Clearance PSA

Driving a low-clearance vehicle? Make safe choices around railroad tracks and trains and avoid getting stuck at railroad crossings.

A train traveling 55 mph can take over a mile to stop — never try to beat a train.
01/11/2023

A train traveling 55 mph can take over a mile to stop — never try to beat a train.

01/10/2023
Samantha's Story

Listen to Samantha tell her story and remind people to always be cautious around railroad tracks and crossings.

It’s National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Thank you to our law enforcement partners for your commitment to .
01/09/2023

It’s National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day! Thank you to our law enforcement partners for your commitment to .

01/07/2023
Shift Worker Rail Safety PSA

Whether driving over or walking near railroad tracks, it’s imperative to make safe choices around trains.

01/06/2023
Distracted Student PSA

Always avoid distractions near railroad tracks and trains — no text is worth your life.

When crossing railroad tracks:- Only cross at designated crossings- Always expect a train on any track, at any time, and...
01/05/2023

When crossing railroad tracks:
- Only cross at designated crossings
- Always expect a train on any track, at any time, and from any direction

01/04/2023
Who Is OLI?

Who is OLI? We are a non-profit organization and nationally-recognized leader of rail safety education. To learn more about our organization, visit: https://bit.ly/3WgQOZd

When you see railroad tracks, always expect a train. They’re quieter and faster than you think!
01/02/2023

When you see railroad tracks, always expect a train. They’re quieter and faster than you think!

01/01/2023
Happy New Year

As you celebrate the New Year, remember to always expect a train when you see railroad tracks. Share our rail safety tips with your friends and family: https://bit.ly/359EfWg

Walking on or beside railroad tracksis illegal. Always expect a train.
12/31/2022

Walking on or beside railroad tracks
is illegal. Always expect a train.

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Washington D.C., DC
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Our mission is to help people avoid being hurt or killed on railroad property. Learn more at http://www.oli.org and http://www.SeeTracksThinkTrain.org

Operation Lifesaver's network of authorized volunteer speakers and trained instructors offer free rail safety education programs in all fifty states. We speak to school groups, driver education classes, community audiences, professional drivers, law enforcement officers, and emergency responders. If you would like to schedule a presentation, visit https://oli.org/request-presentation.


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Do you have a teen driver in the house? As draws to a close, challenge them to take our driving safety quiz - it could save a life! Find it here: https://bit.ly/3V6vuVQ
Celebrate with our animated storybook and teach the kids in your life to make safe choices around railroad tracks and trains: https://bit.ly/3l2TndE
Meet Chris H., an OLAV from Massachusetts! He says being an OLAV is a proactive way to partner with communities, educate them about rail safety and give people the tools to be safe around railroad tracks. Thanks, Chris! Volunteer with us:
https://bit.ly/3cAb0Oo

In 2008, Operation Lifesaver released “Look to Live,” an educational video that showed potential risks at highway-rail grade crossings for teen drivers and explained how to safely navigate these intersections.


This Teen Driver Safety Week, make sure your new drivers have all the resources they need to stay safe near tracks and trains. Find materials here: https://bit.ly/37h5ErT

Four school bus driver safety tips:

1. At railroad crossings, slow down, activate flashers, and stop.
2. Eliminate distractions.
3. Look and listen for trains.
4. Once you begin crossing train tracks, do not hesitate.

Learn more at: https://bit.ly/38LkkyY
It's ! Ryan, Jessica and Tommy demonstrate why when you see tracks, you should always think train!
It’s National School Bus Safety Week! , our free tips and training help you make every crossing a safe one. Find safety information here: https://bit.ly/31j0rfu

Celebrate your furry friends today and every day by keeping them away from railroad tracks and trains!

, taking pictures on railroad tracks is illegal and dangerous. Make the safety of your clients a priority.

Meet Jeanine B., an OLAV from Minnesota! She brings public speaking, writing and teaching experience to her work as an OLAV, sharing rail safety with families, neighbors and teachers. Thanks, Jeanine! Volunteer: https://bit.ly/3cAb0Oo

In 1989, Operation Lifesaver released “Byron’s Last Day,” a video aimed at young people with a trespass prevention message.

Our new 2021 Annual Report is available in digital and PDF formats and provides information on OLI’s 2021 finances, activities and achievements, including rail safety materials, grant projects and events throughout the year. https://bit.ly/3g5whX0
Celebrate National Book Month! Teach the kids in your life how to make safe choices around railroad tracks and trains with our animated storybook.
Train & Tracks video: https://bit.ly/3l2TndE

Tomorrow is - Test your knowledge and check out our Student Safety Guide tips for staying safe if railroad crossings are on your route to school!

Student Safety Guide: https://bit.ly/3ALKLAN

Important rail safety tips for school bus drivers:
1. Slow down, activate your flashers, and stop at railroad crossings.
2. Eliminate distractions.
3. Look and listen for trains.
4. Once you begin crossing train tracks, do not hesitate.
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