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Article - Labor and Employment


    (a)    A railroad company may not transport an employee to or from work on a caboose or locomotive unless the railroad company provides a fixed seat with a back support for the employee.

    (b)    To protect the health and safety of employees, a railroad company shall:

        (1)    install and maintain water or chemical toilet facilities on each caboose used for service beyond a 15-mile radius from a point of dispatchment within the State for use by employees, unless the caboose is a temporary substitute for one regularly used for the service; and

        (2)    enclose all toilet fixtures, within the caboose, in a separate compartment of sufficient dimensions that is ventilated properly.

    (c)    (1)    This subsection does not apply to any caboose:

            (i)    operated on tracks of less than standard gauge;

            (ii)    normally used only during daylight hours;

            (iii)    operated only within a 20-mile radius from point of dispatchment; or

            (iv)    temporarily substituted for a regular caboose.

        (2)    To protect the health and safety of employees, the Commissioner shall require each railroad company to install and maintain:

            (i)    two or more electric marker lights on the rear of each caboose in service; and

            (ii)    one electric light for clerical work within each caboose in service, for which the railroad company shall determine the source of electricity and type of appliance.

    (d)    A railroad company may not have a common towel or common drinking cup available for use on property of the railroad company.

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