According to the Association of American Railroads (AAR), rail is by far the safest way to move hazardous materials (hazmat). 今天，超过99家.99% of rail hazmat shipments arrived at their destination without incident. 事实上，自2000年以来，铁路已将危险品事故的总体发生率降低了64%. 整体, 铁路运输危险品的安全记录远远好于卡车运输的可比记录.
2020年，BNSF处理了超过1个.4 million hazmat shipments and, on average per year, only 0.其中百分之五的货物发生事故，导致有害物质泄漏到环境中. 因为任何容器泄漏的任何数量的物质都被算作泄漏, a single train accident can result in a report of multiple releases.
BNSF provides free railroad hazmat response training to an average of 8,000 local emergency responders per year in communities across our network. 自1996年以来，BNSF向125 000多名应急人员提供了培训. In 2020, BNSF provided hazmat response training to more than 9,000 first responders across its network.
As a result of BNSF’s efforts, transaer®(交通社区意识和应急响应)自1998年以来20次授予BNSF国家成就奖. 奖项委员会, which includes members of the American Chemistry Council, AAR, National Tank Truck Carriers and the Chlorine Institute, 将该奖项颁发给为帮助社区应对危险品运输紧急情况做出最大贡献的TRANSCAER®合作伙伴或公司.
BNSF还获得了几家托运人颁发的运输成就奖, recognizing BNSF as a leading transportation carrier.