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CSX Employee Wins Industry Lifetime Achievement Award for Hazardous Material Safety


CSX's Romano DeSimone has been awarded the Association of American Railroad (AAR) Holden-Proefrock Award for his significant career achievements and contributions to the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

Over the course of more than 30 combined years with CSX and Conrail, DeSimone developed significant response experience with hazardous materials, including his tenure as a Field Hazmat responder in New York and his first-response efforts at various rail incidents. He also led CSX's chemical safety team, where he focused on improving the safe loading and unloading of chemicals at customer sites.

Currently, DeSimone serves as director, hazardous materials, where he leads CSX's team of Hazardous Materials Managers and has maintained an injury free record for his team's response efforts over 25 years.

DeSimone has become a recognized leader for equipping emergency responders with the information and skills needed for safe and effective responses to rail-related incidents. While he was a Board Member of the Firefighters Education and Training Foundation, he spearheaded the development of Safety Train programs to bring hands-on training to local communities. Through the Safety Train, DeSimone and his team have provided thousands of first responders, law enforcement, short line railroads, and customers with information and experience to improve their readiness in case of an incident. Most recently, his team led the CSX Safety Train: Emergency Preparedness Program in 2014, which trained more than 2,000 emergency first responders in 18 cities along CSX's crude oil routes.

The award was presented on Tuesday morning in Addison, Texas at the 28th Hazmat Seminar hosted by the AAR and Bureau of Explosives. It is named for Roy Holden and Art Proefrock, pioneers in the safe rail transportation of hazardous materials, and is awarded annually to recognize lifetime achievement in this field. DeSimone is the fourth CSX employee to receive the Holden-Proefrock Award.

At the same ceremony, DeSimone and CSX employee Harry Hopes also received the TRANSCAER (Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response) Torch award, which is given to retiring members who have made a significant contribution to this voluntary national outreach effort focused on preparation and response for hazardous material transportation incidents.

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Published: May 19, 2015