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Case Study

Moving these increasingly high volumes of
freight requires constant maintenance of
CP's rolling stock, work equipment and
sophisticated rail infrastructure. It goes

CP's shops use grinders and cutting
tools every day. Mechanics have them
in their trucks and use them for railway
breakdowns. In fact, about 70% of
CP grinders are in daily use.

work practices are a vital part of the
equation.
Yet for six months, CP work equipment

on grinders used to perform cutting and
thin-blade tasks.
CP's safety directive came in the wake of two
employee injuries resulting from use of
power tools during maintenance operations.

free safety seminars on the
proper use of all products
associated with grinding
and cutting. In the end, we

- Bill Hunter,

leading to the ban," recalls Shaw. A complete
review of work methods and tools was
necessary and completed by CP.

Metalwork projects
CP's technicians need their power tools,
especially for high-volume sheet metal work,
grinding, rail maintenance and scores of
other metalwork projects. On any given day,

Territory Manager, Walter Surface Technologies

Walter Surface Technologies' Bill Hunter and
Daimon Mussell approached CP with a
two-pronged solution: better equipment
bolstered by a comprehensive safety
training program for CP's machinery and
metalworkers. "CP was made aware there
were better and safer tools available," Mussell
says. "But our safety training was the tipping
point. We walked CP through our products,
their world-class safety features and our
safety training program. It made total sense."
It all began at CP's Calgary shops where
Hunter demonstrated Walter's versatile
Combo ZipTM cutting wheel on a
hardened steel pin that CP had chosen
as a demanding test application. "It cut
the pin beautifully," Hunter recalls. "Then
position and deburred the pin." Solution

As the moratorium played out, CP considered
its equipment options. While reviewing their
safety policy, the rail group turned to less

says. "And sometimes these alternates were
equipment and dealing with mechanical
issues to keep the vast railway up and
running.

Superior training and equipment

causing us all sorts of problems and delaying
our work."

versatility. "The CP workers were
very happy."
Ultimately, CP approved the use of
4.5-inch, 5-inch and 6-inch Walter
grinders - each equipped with double
action paddle switches to safely stop
the devices when not held by users,
and gear drive-integrated safety
clutches to control torque and eliminate
dangerous backlash.
After a six-month review and recognizing
Walter's Combo ZipTM cutting wheels and
its fast and free-cutting Zip ALUTM wheels
for non-ferrous metals.
Shaw recalls being pleased when CP's
these new solutions provided by Walter.
tools being used at CP became instrumental

walter.com

#WalterIsSafety


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Interchange - Summer 2018

President’s Message
Capital Improvements
Sustainable Investing
The Smart Choice
Rail Relocation 101
Rail-Government Interface 2018
Index to Advertisers
Interchange - Summer 2018 - Intro
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Interchange - Summer 2018 - cover1
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Interchange - Summer 2018 - President’s Message
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Interchange - Summer 2018 - Capital Improvements
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