Feb 1, 2023
The Indiana Rail Road Company (INRD) achieved a safety milestone in December 2022, hitting the one-year mark of zero reportable accidents or injuries. The hard work and dedication to safety of every employee made this achievement possible.
In conjunction with INRD’s safety milestone, Austin Milton has been promoted to Director, Safety and Training. In his new role, Milton will lead the overall coordination of all safety operations, including the development, implementation and administration of safety programs, practices, procedures and training.
Milton joined INRD as a Train Operator in 2011 following several years with CSX as a Manager Trainee and Trainmaster. He was promoted to Trainmaster in 2013 and held multiple positions of increasing responsibility. In 2016, Milton was named Manager, Safety and Operating Practices.
“Austin has been instrumental in advancing our ‘safe course, always’ mentality across the company,” said Dewayne Swindall, President and CEO of The Indiana Rail Road. “Promoting a safe and secure work environment is an important part of our culture, which is why it's vital that we have committed individuals like Austin managing our safety and training programs."
Milton will continue to work closely with leadership, supervisory personnel, and human resources to integrate safe work practices throughout the company. Milton will also continue his oversight of INRD jobsites, where he will perform workplace safety audits, manage safety-training programs and diligently promote safety accountability for all employees.
The Indiana Rail Road Company is a privately held, 500-mile railroad which serves southwest Indiana and eastern Illinois, connecting the entire North American rail network via strategic gateways at Chicago, Indianapolis and Newton, Ill. For more information on the railroad and its community involvement, visit www.inrd.com or find us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.